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Concerns and Optimism for Future

(7/31/20)Frank Sander

Frank Sander reflects on his concerns within the field, which include the tension of quality vs. quantity of the practice, the lack of studies of cost effectiveness, disappointments with the court system fees, and the difficulty of getting more young people/apprentices into the field. However, he's optimistic about the future of mediation.

Housing, Transforming Community in Times of COVID-19

(7/31/20)Roger Moss, Carole Conn

Conflict Intervention Service: Transforming Lives, Transforming Affordable Housing, Transforming Community in Times of COVID-19

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Africa

(7/27/20)Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour

Arbitral Community Mobilizes to Adapt to the COVID-19 Crisis through Increased Use of Electronic Proceedings

3rd Key-Education: Include Learning in Psychology & Brain Science to Enhance Mediator Practice

(7/25/20)Tim Hicks, John Sturrock

Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.

REACH the Three Components of Self-Determination

(7/25/20)Uma Ramanathan

Conflict is inherent and pulsating in every situation or aspect of life.

4th Key-Professionalism: Modernize the Culture Driving Legal Practice

(7/20/20)John Brand

This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.

Reflective Practice - Observing Mediator Language

(7/16/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

The art and craft of mediation, like many other skills, mainly matures from the myriad mistakes mediators make on their way to meticulously mastering the process.

6th Key-Government: Sign, Ratify, and Implement the Singapore Convention on Mediation

(7/10/20)George Lim

The Singapore Convention on Mediation can have a significant influence on the international appetite for mediation.

Mediators Needed in this Time Which Tries Our Souls

(7/10/20)David Kellem

I am calling upon all Professional Mediators to deploy as a powerful peacemaking force in our current national crisis.

The Seven Keys Conclusion: Many Paths, One Way

(7/04/20)Joanna Kalowski

The likelihood of conflict and conflicting ideologies makes effective resolution of disputes and the negotiation of sustainable deals crucially important.

Legal Framework of Mediation in India and the Scope of Virtual Mediation

(7/02/20)Sneha Vardhani

The Indian Government announced a complete indeterminate lockdown across the nation in the month of March amid the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19). This has effected the ability of people to resolve disputes.

Mediate.com Launches MediationExpress Online Mediation Service

(6/30/20)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule

Mediate.com has launched an affordable and confidential online mediation service for property, eCommerce and workplace disputes. Participants keep full decision-making control and can get started for only $99.

Mediation in the Legal Culture of Italian Lawyers: Some Data from an Empirical Study

(6/26/20)Vittorio Indovina

In this short article, the author outlines the main findings of a qualitative research study conducted in Italy in 2018 with the purpose of understanding how mediation is enculturated in the legal culture of local attorneys, and what role, if any, the local law regulating mandatory mediation plays in this regard.

Demonstrating Reflective Practice

(6/25/20)Michael Lang

Michael Lang describes an account where he was teaching reflective practice, a practice that enables mediators to be more aware of their own methods and why they are using them.

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Australia

(6/25/20)Gregg Relyea, David Bogan

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: North America

(6/22/20)Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

A Transformational Approach to Conflicts Between Police, Demonstrators, and Communities of Color

(6/20/20)Kenneth Cloke

Every officer learns to use violence and the martial arts. How many learn empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence?

Online Dispute Resolution Pioneer Colin Rule Named Mediate.com CEO

(6/13/20)Jim Melamed

Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.

Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners

(6/08/20)Susanne Terry, Bernard Mayer

Over the last week, a group of conflict engagement practitioners have created a statement of intent regarding racism. The idea started with Susanne Terry who, with Bernie Mayer and input from a number of other interested persons, created, "Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners."

Getting Started in Mediation

(5/24/20)Gregg Relyea

Mediation is a young, exciting, and expanding field of practice.

Violence Against Women and Girls Pandemic and Gendered Dimension of COVID-19

(5/08/20)Elahe Amani

Imagine there was a pandemic that globally impacted close to 1.3 billion women and girls at some point in their lives.

CRS in Battle of Wounded Knee

(5/01/20)Richard Salem

Richard Salem describes agency cutbacks as Community Relations Service was preventing violence in the Battle of Wounded Knee.

Cutback Planning: Consultation in a Time of Retrenchment

(4/21/20)Peter Adler, Kem Lowry

Unexpected belt-tightening is unpleasant. It unravels expectations and invokes fear. The more severe the shock, the more severe the manifestations can be. If you are a leader, you are also suddenly thrust into “crisis management” mode, which raises questions. What is your strategy?

Crisis Communication & Covid-19: Did our politicians test positive for ‘empathy’?

(4/13/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

This article is an opinion piece by one reader and examines if our world leaders responded to the COVID-19 crisis with empathy.

Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Career Resources

(4/03/20)David Smith

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis and adjustments that educators, universities, colleges, and employees are making to work and learning, I’ve posted lists of resources that might useful to students, professionals, and educators.

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