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Temitope Akande

Love’s New Mediation Data: Whither the Joint Session?

(1/15/21)Temitope Akande

Mediation, Love says, “is the last bastion,” with mediators trained to promote dialogue.

Kathleen Kauth

Authenticity in Conflict

(1/08/21)Kathleen Kauth

Many times in tense situations there is a strong desire to minimize the conflict.

Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

Landscape of Dispute Resolution

(1/08/21)Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

When you hear about the word landscape of dispute resolution, the first thing that comes to the mind of the people is litigation before a court of competent jurisdiction. However, the parties need to be made aware that the landscape of dispute resolution is wider. It includes along with litigation, arbitration and mediation.

[PODCAST] Reflecting on Nine Months of Virtual ADR

(1/08/21)Adrienne Publicover

A special podcast from JAMS featuring neutrals Adrienne Publicover and David Ross on their experiences and lessons learned since shifting to virtual mediations.

Vanessa Rose

Resolving Cognitive Conflict in the Workplace

(12/28/20)Vanessa Rose

When two people are tasked to complete a project together, they may not always agree on how to get it done.

Lorraine Segal

Start with “Hello” to Manage Conflict

(12/18/20)Lorraine Segal

Recently, I did a consultation with two long-term employees who had periodic flare ups of conflict. Here are some of the suggestions I gave the owner.

Katherine Graham

Anti-Vaxxers and the New Workplace Divisions

(12/18/20)Katherine Graham

With a clear divide between the ‘anti-vaxxers’ and the rest, what happens to day-to-day employee relations and attempts to return to normal office routines and face-to-face meetings?

Richard Birke

As Higher Education Contemplates Its Future, New Solutions Are Needed: Facilitation Is One of Them

(12/18/20)Richard Birke

As a full-time tenured professor for 25 years and an instructor for more than 10, respectively, we have seen firsthand the heroic efforts of academics and administrators to handle the myriad and complex problems facing higher education.

Kathleen Kauth

Empty Threats Change Nothing

(12/18/20)Kathleen Kauth

Ultimatums are usually born out of extreme frustration from a lack of agreement on specific issues.

Phyllis Pollack

The Importance of Flexibility, Creativity, and Being Prepared!

(12/11/20)Phyllis Pollack

Recently, I conducted two mediations that revealed the importance of flexibility, creativity, and being prepared.

Kathleen Kauth

Entrenched Views Make Resolution Tricky

(12/11/20)Kathleen Kauth

The word Entrenched calls to mind war zones with soldiers dug into trenches to protect themselves and still be able to fire upon the enemy.

Thomas Wahlrab

Healing and Civility – What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides

(12/11/20)Thomas Wahlrab, Robert Baruch Bush

Even after the election results are finalized and the new President inaugurated, one thing will remain unresolved – the deep divide within the nation that the campaigns for the presidency confirmed.

Natalie Davis

Research Looks at Meaningful Ways to Promote Intergroup Contact

(12/04/20)Natalie Davis

This article evaluates the study looking at why intergroup contact occurs; while much research is devoted to the benefits of intergroup contact, the authors here decided to look into why some might avoid intergroup contact, and how we might encourage intergroup contact to then reap those benefits.

Cinnie Noble

Do You Always Like You?

(12/01/20)Cinnie Noble

There are times many of us interact in ways we're not very proud of. It may be because we are reacting to what someone is saying or doing.

Phyllis Pollack

Difficult Conversations

(12/01/20)Phyllis Pollack

Recently, a friend of mine challenged me to write a blog about how to survive Christmas/Hanukah/Holidays dinners considering our recent election. Some will be happy while others will be distraught at the results; yet we will all be sitting around the same table (virtually?) breaking bread together.

Lorraine Segal

Healing our Divisions in Troubled Times

(12/01/20)Lorraine Segal

How can we heal the deep divisions in our country? How do we talk to each other with compassion and empathy across our differences?

Jared Lee

ODR and Virtual Mediation: High Conflict People in Online Mediation

(12/01/20)Jared Lee, Andressa Bortolin

Now that online mediation has become normalized, how have mediators handled the shift? How does in-person mediation differ from online mediation and what have mediators done to capitalize on those differences to excel in virtual mediations? What is the future of online dispute resolution (ODR) and virtual mediation? This article focuses on the aspects of dealing with High Conflict Personalities when in an online mediation process.

Jason Rosen

Let’s Settle This Online

(12/01/20)Jason Rosen

The benefits of online mediation for personal injury disputes. Much attention has been given to online mediation, in addition to other types of online dispute resolution (ODR), as it has seen widespread acceptance as of late due to restrictions on in-person gatherings. Is that acceptance forced in light of the need to keep claims moving forward with no viable alternative, or are parties finding that online mediation may, in fact, be preferable to face-to-face in some cases?

Phyllis Pollack

Rethinking How We Dress!

(11/13/20)Phyllis Pollack

This article examines if not conforming actually elevated one’s status.

Lesley Allport

Why People Skills have Become Essential to the NHS in its Second Wave Challenge

(11/06/20)Lesley Allport

Our new research with HPMA and Selenity explored the state of employee relations (ER) in the NHS and how HR dealt with the extremes of the first wave lockdown.

Shirish Gupta

Resolving Employment Disputes through Mediation--podcast and transcript

(11/06/20)Shirish Gupta, Chris Kwok

From health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, to systemic discrimination issues amidst the Black Lives Matter movement, to continued fallout from the #MeToo movement, employers are currently facing a unique environment that is both increasing the number of workplace disputes and changing how they handle the disputes.

Jan Frankel Schau

Should Lawyers and Mediators also Play the Role of Therapists?

(10/30/20)Jan Frankel Schau

Family therapists work to create a comfortable, safe space for their clients to express themselves.

Lorraine Segal

Conflict and Culture on a Voyage to Mars

(10/30/20)Lorraine Segal

Survival depends on understanding and working together.

Patricia Porter

Deescalating Verbal Attacks

(10/26/20)Patricia Porter

After 28 years of marriage, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear me say my husband I and get into arguments, at times.

Phyllis Pollack

Texting Your Way To Resolution!

(10/26/20)Phyllis Pollack

Perhaps in our lives we need to take a cue from hostage negotiators.

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