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Dan Simon

Mind Mapping and the Transformative Framework

(12/08/17)Dan Simon

Guest blogger, Kees van Eijk, supports human interaction in this article by mapping thoughts, ideas, and emotions. He is a registered mediator and team facilitator working in the Netherlands.

Kevin McDonnell

Embracing ADR

(12/08/17)Kevin McDonnell

In recent years, large companies have embraced arbitration as their preferred method of dispute resolution, particularly in international disputes with suppliers, customers and business partners.

Patricia Porter

Take Five! – How Adults Can Benefit From A Time Out

(12/01/17)Patricia Porter

The logic behind the time-out method is that if you remove the child from a fun surrounding when they do something wrong, then it will eliminate that behavior.

Barbara Allen

Attention Mediators in the State of Texas: Mandatory Training Required for Family Neutrals by January 2018

(12/01/17)Barbara Allen

To be qualified to serve as an impartial third party under Subchapter C, Chapter 154 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, additional training is required of Family Mediators and other third party neutrals on or before January 1, 2018.

Cinnie Noble

Argue For Your Limitations

(11/27/17)Cinnie Noble

There’s a quote I really like by Richard Bach. It reads: “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.”

Tammy Lenski

4 Quick Techniques to Help You Think Straight in an Argument

(11/27/17)Tammy Lenski

When we feel overwhelmed by a difficult conversation, we can get emotionally swamped and lose access to our good conflict resolution, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Larry Susskind

Universities are Underinvesting in Efforts to Improve the Quality of Teaching

(11/17/17)Larry Susskind

Given that universities have only two primary tasks -- teaching and research – they ought to be willing to invest as much in improving the quality of their teaching as they do in providing an elaborate infrastructure to support basic and applied research.

Tammy Lenski

The Question That Brings Hamster Wheel Debates to a Standstill

(11/10/17)Tammy Lenski

Some debates, arguments, and bickering go on and on, without leading anywhere (except to more frustration).

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict?

(10/23/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.

Cinnie Noble

Changing Your Direction in Conflict

(10/13/17)Cinnie Noble

What insight do you have into your conflict?

Tammy Lenski

Difficult Conversations Deplete the Brain’s “Processing Power”

(10/13/17)Tammy Lenski

Working memory is like a mental sticky note, cognitive workspace for holding and processing information relevant to whatever we’re doing or about to do.

Meredith Richardson

When in Conflict, Ask Yourself, “What are the unmet needs?”

(10/06/17)Meredith Richardson

When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?

Eliane Fischer

“Costs Follow Conduct” – A Musical Altercation

(10/06/17)Eliane Fischer, Flavio Peter

When ABBA launched “The Winner Takes It All” in 1980, modern arbitration was still in its infancy.

Meredith Richardson

Moving Workplace Conflict from Dysfunctional to Functional

(9/29/17)Meredith Richardson

When I get a call about workplace conflict, I often find that these 4 things are true.

Cinnie Noble

Bite My Tongue

(9/22/17)Cinnie Noble

One reference to the expression “bite my tongue” is “To forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute”.

Tammy Lenski

Join the Resistance

(9/08/17)Tammy Lenski

When we notice resistance, a typical response is to try persuading them out of their resistance.

Joy Rosenthal

I Hear You

(9/01/17)Joy Rosenthal

“I hear you.” Listening is a very simple act.

Phyllis Pollack

Commenting on Tentative Recommendation

(8/21/17)Phyllis Pollack

On June 22, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission issued its Tentative Recommendation following its study to create an exception to mediation confidentiality (Study K-402).

Susan Yates

Mediators, Can We Shift Perspectives on the “Blind Men and the Elephant” Story?

(8/11/17)Susan Yates

I have a problem with a story that we in the conflict resolution field use and I’m hoping we can find a replacement for it.

Dan Simon

Why Don’t Transformative Mediations Get Violent?

(8/11/17)Dan Simon

“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.

Beth Graham

Misclassification in the Sharing Economy: It’s the Arbitration Agreements

(8/11/17)Beth Graham

Elizabeth Chika Tippett, Associate Professor and Conflict & Dispute Resolution Program Faculty Co-Director at the University of Oregon School of Law, and Bridget Schaaff, University of Oregon School of Law, have published “Misclassification in the Sharing Economy: It’s the Arbitration Agreements.”

Andrea Maia

Elementary, My Dear Watson!

(8/11/17)Andrea Maia

Nowadays, there are two recurring questions regarding Artificial Intelligence that are very difficult to be answered: How far will humans interact with machines? And until what point humans can be replaced?

John Sturrock

Knowing our Neighbours – a Mediator’s Reflection

(8/08/17)John Sturrock

I am travelling back from a couple of days in and around Dublin, discussing an initiative on respectful political dialogue with politicians, academics and conflict resolution professionals.

Shannon Rios Paulsen

Children, Divorce, and Dating

(8/01/17)Shannon Rios Paulsen

In my role as a counselor for children of divorce, my focus is the children. The question about dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting Through Your Divorce” that I facilitate. This article addresses this question for parents of divorce and for those who are dating others who are divorced with children.

Larry Susskind

Contemplating the Need for more Peacebuilders

(7/28/17)Larry Susskind

Peacebuilders are trained professionals who deal with conflict inside organizations and between individuals, groups and organizations (including countries).

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