It’s that time of year again – the time when gift lists abound. Here are some mediation gift ideas.
In a recent blog, I mentioned that I attended a seminar presented by Professor Blondell discussing ethical fading in mediation. At one point, she mentioned the SINS scale which I had not heard about.
In the mediation world we get trained and know that “neutral“ is the role for the mediator.
In the midst of interpersonal conflict, it’s difficult to be kind to the other person – no matter how kind a person we may usually be.
The way we approach problem solving influences the solutions we can see — and are willing to see.
We like things simple, and often that means not making the effort to understand the full picture and specific legal context.
The recent announcement that another major Canadian bank is withdrawing from the national banking ombudsman service in favour of a private dispute resolution service for customer banking complaints raises interesting questions about independence and impartiality.
Sometime potential individual clients or institutions and organizations who want to hire me are looking for a quick fix for their longstanding conflict management problems.
As a conflict resolution practitioner, one of my goals is to change the way people see conflict.
Last year, I came across an awesome free resource for learning mediation and as part of that, empathic listening.
When you can’t agree even with your best effort, having fallback criteria can break the agreement logjam and allow you get on with other things.
When one person gets better conflict skills, the whole organization can shift.
Every person, every organization, and every community faces conflict throughout the life cycle. These guides are designed to help everyone.
There may be another and more positive way of looking at implicit biases; it is simply a question of “framing”.
Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?
This article discusses a Florida Court-Ordered mediation with a Limited English Proficient (LEP) party.
My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our court ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource. This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Peter Salem, Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts to learn about his favorite resource.
“You might be wrong. Your voice can be big. Genuinely listen.”
In her journal article, Professor Sternlight discusses her views on the potentially negative consequences of mandatory arbitration in the employment context as well as the waning impact of social movements such as MeToo.
This article discusses dispute system design criteria for the kind of institution that Mr. Zuckerberg suggested.
Trainers considering use of Style Matters as a conflict style inventory should be aware of two other options as well, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument and the Hammer Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory.
A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.
Many lawyers are frustrated with their actual clients at times and are tempted to tell them the same thing – and sometimes do.
Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.
One great benefit of evaluating eight programs with different approaches to resolving the same cases is that it allowed me to uncover program design factors and other variables that promote program success.