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.
This is a personality test, just for those in the dispute resolution field. Because mediators deserve a personality test too.
(10/16/20)Gary Birnberg, Ranse Howell
This article discusses new opportunities for cross-border mediation, collaboration and dialogue.
On September 15th, 2020 IDI, the International Distribution Institute organized a webinar focused on possible solutions for re-starting distribution and retail/franchising relationships which have suffered difficulties during lock- down, and which are still suffering difficulties in order to adapt to the restrictive measures imposed by the COVID pandemic.
In her journal article, Professor Archerd advocates for using facilitative techniques to distinguish mediation from other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
This article addresses internal and external skills for mediators to use during this time of Covid-19, to raise awareness of internal biases, and shift those biases in order to skillfully mediate for our clients.
(10/16/20)Ehsan Ali, Alnoor Maherali
Conflicts impose many concealed costs in businesses, which can compound over time and damage an organization’s bottom line. While a manager or business leader may be uninterested in the good feelings that mediation can generate, they should care about mediation as a highly effective tool for improving their organization’s conflict resolution structure - and balance sheet.
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.
(10/09/20)Ved Thakur, Yash More
Article 30 of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration encourages resolution of disputes through a settlement between parties by way of mediation.
Learning to mediate has been likened to learning to speak another language. Personally, I think it’s more difficult than that.
Fight, Flight, Freeze—that what neurobiologists say are our ancestral (and current) unconscious response choices in a threatening or conflict situation.
This paper summarizes legal and ethical reasons for accessible meditations and provides a summary of how to accomplish this goal.
(10/09/20)Alnoor Maherali, Ehsan Ali
To come together, sometimes we need time apart.
As part of our special series for Conflict Resolution Month this October, this is our second article where we have highlighted the following research institutes and think tanks across the world.
(10/02/20)Ronald S. Kraybill
What can a facilitator do with an extremely persistent person, who refuses to stop interrupting others in mediating or facilitating?
(10/02/20)Sandeep Bhalothia, Nisshant Laroia
This article will provide a brief overview of the current status of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in India by examining the opportunity and challenges the ODR brings and faces receptively in India.
"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Will mediation fall into this trap?
I invite those of us who are doing work in Black Lives Matter to consider the neuroscience effect of these conversations.
How we engage in conflict and resolve disputes depends on a range of factors.
This article discusses how mediation can help business, an inspiring example from The Middle East.
(9/25/20)Lucia Kanter St. Amour
Secrets in Plain Sight
A blanket “no settlement” policy may not be in the best interests of the company’s bottom line. There are three instances where companies should put aside their instinct to litigate and explore mediation.
Continually asking questions, rather than making declarations, is a core creed in my resolution work.
Is mandatory mediation training in India too late?
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The purpose of this paper is to consider how it is possible to improve the current mediation training in England and Wales.