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How Mediation Mentality Saved the World

(11/27/20)Jim Melamed

Greetings from the future, 10 years in the future to be exact, November 28, 2030 to be even more precise. It is Thanksgiving Day 2030, and we are here testing a previously secret joint project of Mediate.com and Zoom wherein future text and image communications, up to 10 years into the future, can now be sent and published “backward in time.”  Crazy, I know.

Online Mediation Training at Mediate University

(11/17/20)Colin Rule

One of Mediate.com’s most popular features over the last decade has been Mediate University.  From its launch with just a few courses in (2010), Mediate University has grown to a rich repository of courses from many of the leading mediation trainers in the world.

Virtual Mediation Can and Must Be Done Right

(11/12/20)Kathleen Young

Use these strategies to avoid pitfalls and make the most out of virtual mediation. Especially during Covid-19, virtual mediation can and must be facilitated with excellence.

How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments

(11/12/20)Kwame Christian

Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated.

Cyberweek 2020: The Online Mediation Surge and ODR

(11/09/20)Noam Ebner

In this talk, Noam Ebner discusses the migration of the mediation profession online during the COVID-19 era, and the wider impacts of this phenomenon on the ODR field and on the practice of mediation, online and in traditional mediation rooms.

Cyberweek 2020: How to Get Started with Video Mediation

(11/07/20)Clare Fowler, Colin Rule

In this Cyberweek 2020 presentation, Clare Fowler and Colin Rule review how mediators can get started with online video mediation.

Cyberweek 2020: Creating a Code of Disclosure for Online Mediators

(11/07/20)Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey

This Cyberweek 2020 session describes a suggested Code of Disclosure for Online Mediators to help modernize mediation ethics as we mediate online.

Cyberweek 2020: Opening Session Interview of Jim Melamed by Ethan Katsh

(11/03/20)Jim Melamed, Ethan Katsh

The is Cyberweek 2020's Opening Session: an interview of Jim Melamed, long time CEO at Mediate.com, by Ethan Katsh on 25 years of ODR and Mediate.com.

Mediate.com Announces Task Force Executive Committee and Advisory Board to Support Online Mediation Training

(11/02/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed

Jim Melamed, Board Chair of Mediate.com, has announced the establishment of a blue-ribbon Online Mediation Training Task Force, to be headed by Forrest R. (Woody) Mosten, to make recommendations on best practices and possibilities for both generally training mediators online and training mediators to perform online mediation. The Task Force Executive Committee and Advisory Board have now been named.

Update on Remote Mediations and the Virtual Evolution of ADR

(10/30/20)Linda Singer

During past eight months, due to the coronavirus pandemic, mediators, lawyers and clients have experienced something once inconceivable: Almost all mediations have been conducted remotely.

Cyberweek Next Week

(10/30/20)John Lande

The 22nd annual international ADR Cyberweek will run from November 1 to November 6, 2020.

Virtual Mediation; An Enhanced Process or an Ephemeral Solution?

(10/30/20)Bruce Edwards

Will the future have room for both virtual and in-person mediation? The pandemic is presenting a generational opportunity for accommodation and change.

Texting Your Way To Resolution!

(10/26/20)Phyllis Pollack

Perhaps in our lives we need to take a cue from hostage negotiators.

What Is E-Mediation?

(10/26/20)Kayla Matthews

The internet has become an indispensable business resource as more companies rely on online tools.

Bedrooms, Bookcases, or Beaches: Choosing and Organizing Your Background with Purpose

(10/26/20)David Ross

Today’s post explores how best to present yourself in a virtual mediation.

Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 3 Video

(10/19/20)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler, Colin Rule

Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 3 Video: (1) Envisioning Mediation for a New Generation - Where Should We Go? Technology and New Generational Expectations; and (2) Moving Forward - How Do We Get There?

Mediators Green Pledge

(10/19/20)John Sturrock

Promoting the Mediators Green Pledge is now the purpose of a new WoMACC site. It seems to be one way to commit to our future. I invite you to sign up to the Green Pledge and to promote it to those you know and work with.

Una Revista Academia Sobre ODR

(10/19/20)Alberto Elisavetsky

Abriendo Caminos de Conocimiento para LatinoAmerica

Asynchronous Instruction in this Year of Living Dangerously

(10/16/20)John Lande

Probably every student and instructor has had difficult challenges this year accommodating to the routines needed because of the pandemic.

Envisioning Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Internet Service Provider Outages

(10/15/20)Josh Srago

Before the pandemic, losing your internet connectivity was frustrating; now, losing connectivity can truly be detrimental to your health and safety. This article proposes a new model for redress where independent ombudspersons help consumers get fair redress for lost connections, enabling equitable outcomes and leveling the playing field.

Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 2 Video

(10/13/20)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule

Mediation 20/20 Day 2 Video: The current state of the field: obstacles and opportunities.

Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 1 Video

(10/06/20)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler, Colin Rule

Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 1 Video - What Have We Achieved? How Did We Get Where We Are? Welcome and Celebration with Jim Melamed and John Helie plus panel.

Video: Mediate.com: The First 25 Years

(10/06/20)John Helie, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule

This video, developed by new Mediate.com CEO, Colin Rule, recounts the founding of Mediate.com, now more than 25 years ago by John Helie and Jim Melamed.

Impact of Couple Conflict and Mediation on How Romantic Partners are Seen: An fMRI study

(9/28/20)Francois Bogacz

This article illustrates that mediation improves conflict resolution and is associated with increased activity in the nucleus accumbens, a key region in the brain's reward circuitry.

Task Force Recommends ODR Platforms to the ADR Institute of Canada

(9/21/20)ADR Institute of Canada

The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) has an Online Dispute Task Force (ODRTF).  The Task Force formed a sub-committee on Platforms.  After evaluating 12 systems, the sub-committee recommends three platforms: CREKODR, Caseload Manager, and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC).

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