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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).

Richard Peachey

Student Welfare at the University of Cambridge Received a Funding Boost

(7/28/17)Richard Peachey

Student welfare at the University of Cambridge received a funding boost today as part of a sector-wide drive to embed a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment on campus.

Charlie Irvine

Cooperation with a Competitor

(7/21/17)Charlie Irvine

Morton Deutsch, the great social psychologist of common sense, explained the difference between competition and cooperation thus: “if you’re positively linked with another, then you sink or swim together."

Lorraine Segal

How Yes/And Defuses Workplace Conflict

(7/21/17)Lorraine Segal

Many conflicts at work and everywhere expand and linger because people believe there is only one right answer or one way to see or do things.

Joy Rosenthal

Why Do I Love What I Do?

(7/21/17)Joy Rosenthal

We transition from the family we were born into to the ones we create.

Phyllis Pollack

If Only…?

(7/14/17)Phyllis Pollack

Have you ever asked yourself, “What if I had taken a different route? Then I would not have been involved in the auto accident?”

Maria Simpson

Let It Go? You're Kidding!

(7/14/17)Maria Simpson

One of the most conflict-ridden situations is that moment when our emotions take over our ability to respond thoughtfully, especially to a disagreement with a colleague.

Meredith Richardson

Why Bother with Yellow Flowers When You Really Want a Turtle?

(7/14/17)Meredith Richardson

It’s better to be transparent and tell the person how the proposed solution could benefit everyone involved.

Patricia Porter

When Change Happens: Embracing The End First Before Starting Anew

(7/07/17)Patricia Porter

When a significant change in our life suddenly occurs, we experience a jolt. What’s going to happen next?

Phyllis Pollack

The CLRC’s Tentative Recommendation on Mediation Confidentiality!

(7/07/17)Phyllis Pollack

If passed by the legislature, new Evidence Code section 1120.5 would allow parties to pursue claims against counsel for “legal malpractice” occurring in a mediation context.

Jennifer Shack

Conscious and Unconscious Thinking in Mediators

(7/07/17)Jennifer Shack

The mediation field now has more information in our push to unlock the black box of mediation.

Michael Mcilwrath

The Global Pound Conference Reaches Its Conclusion: User Focus Is Now Mainstream

(7/07/17)Michael Mcilwrath

Mark Twain once wrote that a person with a new idea “is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

Bernard Morrow

Reality Testing: The Right Dose at the Right Time

(7/07/17)Bernard Morrow

No one begins a dispute thinking they might be wrong.

Bruce Edwards

The ADR Imperative to Ensure Access to Justice

(7/07/17)Bruce Edwards

On July 6, 2017 a diverse group from the dispute resolution community—lawyers, judges, academics, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, among others—gathered in London for the latest event in the Global Pound Conferences Series.

Tammy Lenski

5 Counter-intuitive Conflict Resolution Habits Worth Developing

(6/23/17)Tammy Lenski

Conflict resolution skills alone will only get you so far.

Michael Leathes

Michael Leathes’ New Negotiation Book - Book Review

(6/16/17)Michael Leathes

Michael Leathes has written a book on negotiation that is aimed at corporate counsel.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

The Case for Early Mediation; Part I of II

(6/09/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Before we talk about mediation and the value of early mediation, let’s start with two key questions to ask yourself about your dispute.

Dan Simon

How Can the Presence of a Mediator INCREASE Party Self-determination?

(6/09/17)Dan Simon

When discussing different forms of conflict intervention, the various processes are sometimes listed in order of increasing party control.

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