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Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


Paul M. Lurie on Guided Mediation

(4/16/21)John Lande

Guided Mediation is a collection of best practices and tools in actual use that increase mediation efficiency, get earlier settlements, reduce legal and consultants’ fees, and minimize business disruption.

Preparing the Next Generation of Professors of Environmental Studies

(4/16/21)Larry Susskind

This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.

Does Your Work Culture Promote Psychological Safety?

(4/16/21)Lorraine Segal

Psychological safety is an important element in successful, productive work cultures. So what does that look like?

5 Smart Financial Tips to Plan a Divorce

(4/16/21)Denise French

It can be easy to get so wrapped up in the details of the present you forget about what is next. Do not make that mistake!

How you Approach a Disagreement Matters

(4/16/21)Amy Robertson

Separation is challenging; going through a separation during a pandemic can be more challenging.

The History of Mediation and Why It Is Still in Use Today

(4/16/21)Jakob Vinther, Thomas Todd

To understand mediation, you must examine the reason behind having a mediator.

International Patent Litigation and Mediation

(4/16/21)Richard Price

As many of you may know, mediation is not used as often as it should be to resolve international patent litigation. But is this also the case within the industry?

Finding a Remedy When in Conflict

(4/10/21)Cinnie Noble

“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” (Henry Ford) While Henry Ford’s quote might well apply to making cars and running a business, it also has application to our interpersonal disputes when one of the common things many of us do is find fault with the other person.

Trust and Rapport - ODR Style!

(4/10/21)Phyllis Pollack

One of the most important things a mediator must do- if not the most important- is to build trust and rapport with the parties. In pre-Covid days, this was a bit easier; the mediator could sit face to face with each party and schmooze.

Mediation Confidentiality: Misconceptions, Pitfalls, and Best Practices

(4/10/21)Temitope Akande

CPR’s Mediation Committee presented Los Angeles mediator Jeff Kichaven on the limits of mediation confidentiality at a March 16 online program that provided attendees with cutting-edge and occasionally controversial practice guidance on confidentiality, and avoiding neutrals’ liability disclaimers, as well as ethics continuing legal education credits.

Reflection as a Manifestation of Recognition Beyond Relational Weakness and Self-Absorption

(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?”

Shovel 3: The Big One

(4/09/21)Paul Rajkowski

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.

Using Text Messages and Emails in Mediation, Family, or Divorce Court

(4/09/21)Carrie Gour

A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.

20 Ways to Improve UNFCCC Meetings and Climate Change Negotiations

(4/02/21)Kenneth Cloke

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.

The Relevance of Mediation in the Modern Workplace

(4/02/21)Thomas Todd

Disagreements are a part of human nature. As long as people exhibit diverse traits stemming from different experiences, their opinions will differ.

ADR & Activism Through Art - Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo

(4/01/21)Andrea Schneider

This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.

The Muddy Time

(4/01/21)Elle Rave

Some of us call it the muddy time. It’s the time in between the decision to divorce and when the actual divorce is made final.

Questions and Questioning within the Conversational Framework

(3/26/21)Milan Slama

Mediators mostly focus on differences between open-ended and pointed questions, Yet, there is much more to questioning and question-asking than that.

The Singapore Convention on Mediation - Where’s Europe?

(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink

International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.

Top Ten Cognitive Biases and Distortions in Mediation

(3/26/21)Laura Athens

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need.” The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed, 1969

Confidentiality and Protecting Client Data in an Online Environment

(3/26/21)Dakota Murphey

Protecting client confidentiality is critical, not only to protect your business’ reputation but also to adhere to strict legislation around safeguarding data.

Drafting Mediated Workplace Agreements

(3/25/21)Christopher Sheesley

To enhance communication flow and joint involvement in certain decision-making areas, agreements need to be well planned-out.

How to Manage In-Laws Post Divorce

(3/25/21)Amanda Singer

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.

Helping Kids Adjust to Life When Parents Go Through Divorce

(3/25/21)Marian Grande

If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children. 

How Mediation Can Make Divorce Easier on Your Family

(3/25/21)Katie Tejada

Getting divorced can take just as big of a toll on the kids as it does the adults involved. Fortunately, divorcing parents can help to mitigate the negative impacts of divorce on the entire family in a few key ways, namely with mediation. Learn how mediation can work for your family here.

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