Since writing my recent short article, Courts Should Make Mediations Good Samaritans Not Frankensteins, I have been thinking about how to maximize the substantial benefits of court-connected mediation while minimizing the risks of coercion.
We’ve all heard the phrases “saving face” or “losing face.” How does the concept of FACE play a role in conflict?
(6/11/21)Mohamad Radwan Al Omar
Mediate.com is seeking to highlight new mediators with unique paths into the field. "Most of the old generations in the Middle East witnessed arranged marriages, which escalated into disputes and conflicts afterwards due to the lack of love. This is why I spent most of my childhood mediating between family members, friends, and neighbors so they can solve their issues, and reach collaborative solutions without knowing that this can be a profession one day."
The Four Agreements is based on ancient Toltec wisdom which is said to embody the essential unity of truth and described as a way of life. I believe that if we adopt these Four Agreements they will create enough personal power to change the way we mediate and resolve conflict, leading to better and more satisfying settlements for everyone.
This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.
When we perceive that someone may have a disability, it is common to think about ways to help that person. But assuming that someone needs help is paternalism, and it can be a form of discrimination.
(6/04/21)Maria Apostolidou, Melanie Koch
What do you think? Should there be quotas for training courses, universities, or even mediation sessions?
(6/03/21)Clare Fowler, Jonathan Rodrigues
How can we best support the development of online mediation and online mediation training for youth and in our schools? This Youth and Schools 2-hour Forum builds upon the 2-day "Young Minds, Global Voices Online Conference."
Something interesting has happened to me in the past year or so: I started seeing many more cases where two or more parties were Asian, a term I will use to mean both “Asian-American” and “from Asia.”
In November 2020, Mediate.com approached D.G. Mawn of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) to facilitate a national think tank regarding possible support Mediate.com may wish to consider which would strengthen and broaden the impact of community mediation through on-line access. The exact charge was: Develop best-practice recommendations for Mediate.com regarding their online services so they best support the field of community mediation to embrace and offer online mediation services and utilize and benefit from basic and ongoing online mediation training.
Miles Davis once said, “If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.”
(5/18/21)Jonathan Rodrigues, Clare Fowler, Maria Apostolidou, Ilan David Bass, Amee Dharamshi, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Benjamin Lutz, Gwendolyn Myers, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Lydia Ray, Sumhiya Sallay, Jay Patrick Santiago, Salman Shaheen
This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference. This conference was sponsored by Mediate.com in an effort to hear from newer mediators. These 6 sessions comprised up and coming thought leaders from around the globe, forming a brain trust for how to create peace in ourselves, our community and our world.
Most people who feel attacked or threatened in some way respond in a confrontational manner.
It seems to me – based on my work as a conflict management coach and, well, just as myself – that one of the things that leads to interpersonal conflict is when we have expectations of another.
(4/23/21)Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta
In view of this article’s theme, which concerns the management of labor conflicts, we will focus in particular on the legal institute of mediation and its effectiveness.
This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.
Separation is challenging; going through a separation during a pandemic can be more challenging.
(4/10/21)Robin Brzobohatý, Tereza Hanajová
While debriefing immediately after a co-mediation, an interesting question arose: “Does a reflection always have the same function regardless of the context?”
In getting ready to continue digging up the return of Traditional Mediation, I read Rachel Gupta’s article on this site and I am grateful to her for writing it.
In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.
This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.
(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink
International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.
When I got married, I found that one of the strangest transitions wasn’t to being newlyweds or calling him my husband but was more related to my new in-laws. I think that often in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, have gotten a bad rap in popular culture.
When a friend told me how he overcame a bully, my curiosity peaked, and I asked him to show me how he defused a situation like that.
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Mediate.com is excited to announce a youth voices conferences, focused on 6 sessions spread out over multiple time zones, sharing strategies for advancing dispute resolution around the world.