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Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: North America

(6/22/20)Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

3rd Key-Education: Include Learning in Psychology & Brain Science to Enhance Mediator Practice

(6/19/20)Tim Hicks, John Sturrock

Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.

2nd Key-Data: Run the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series every 5-7 Years

(6/15/20)Emma-May Litchfield, Danielle Hutchinson

As insights and priorities continue to emerge from the data from the 2016-17 Global Pound Conference, its unique value becomes increasingly apparent.

Online Dispute Resolution Pioneer Colin Rule Named Mediate.com CEO

(6/13/20)Jim Melamed

Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.

Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners

(6/08/20)Susanne Terry, Bernard Mayer

Over the last week, a group of conflict engagement practitioners have created a statement of intent regarding racism. The idea started with Susanne Terry who, with Bernie Mayer and input from a number of other interested persons, created, "Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners."

George Floyd: What Leaders Need To Do Now

(6/08/20)Lucia Kanter St. Amour

A neuroscience explanation of the reaction to the George Floyd tragedy; specific steps leaders need to take to affect change; and how mediators and facilitators can help in the process.

Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age - The Introduction

(6/06/20)Nadja Alexander, Lela Love, Michael Leathes

Every Friday for the next seven weeks, Mediate.com will be publishing a series of peer reviewed articles under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.

Surviving the Pandemic - Advice from 74 Family Experts

(5/17/20)Michael Lang

In this outstanding collection of essays, there are tips for managing disagreements, guidelines for handling children’s needs, information about finances, and even a recipe for Quarantine Cookies.

What Is Your Mediation Background?

(5/05/20)Jim Melamed

The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for mediators and the mediation field. A part of this includes new meanings for old words.

The Brain Under Conflict

(4/23/20)Bina Patel

Think "I Can" like it's your first day on the job, everyday.

Cutback Planning: Consultation in a Time of Retrenchment

(4/21/20)Peter Adler, Kem Lowry

Unexpected belt-tightening is unpleasant. It unravels expectations and invokes fear. The more severe the shock, the more severe the manifestations can be. If you are a leader, you are also suddenly thrust into “crisis management” mode, which raises questions. What is your strategy?

India Signs the Singapore Mediation Convention

(4/10/20)Laila Ollapally

This article examines the Singapore Convention: An opportunity to make mediation the default response.

Expedited Arbitration and Party Autonomy Are Key Solutions to Resolving COVID-19-Related Supply Chain Disruptions

(4/10/20)David Huebner

The equation is immutable: disruption of supply chains + intervention by governments to manage noncommercial priorities = dramatic increase in disputes among private business entities. COVID-19 has brought much production, transport and commercial activity to a near halt.

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Virtual World

(4/10/20)Martin Weisman

The text of that article follows with my update to help readers understand what I previously recommended and what could be recommended going forward.

7 Financial Tips for Small Businesses Operating during the COVID Pandemic

(4/03/20)Lidia Staron

As good financial management skills serve as a blueprint for success, bad money management habits may force you into bigger conflicts in the future.

Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(4/03/20)Roseann Vanella

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.

Building Trust Online: The Realities of Telepresence for Mediators Engaged in Online Dispute Resolution, 

(3/30/20)Susan Nauss Exon, Soomi Lee

Exon and Lee found that trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face.

Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on Online Dispute Resolution

(3/30/20)Jean Sternlight

This Article examines the strengths and weaknesses of ODR (online dispute resolution) from a psychological perspective. It makes five main points.

Cope with Conflict During COVID-19

(3/20/20)Arran Heal

Workplace conflict can’t be, ignored, cancelled or put on hold. And there are suddenly all kinds of reasons for employees to feel pushed to their limit.

Mediate.com Announces 25th Anniversary "Mediation 20/20" Online Conference

(3/14/20)Jim Melamed

"Mediation 20/20: Which Ways Now?" is the theme of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Online Conference October 1, 2020. This conference is both a focused think-tank conference dedicated to defining best courses for mediation's continued growth over the next decade and a celebration of Mediate's first 25 years.

Global Pandemics, National Borders, and Political Problem-solving

(3/13/20)Kenneth Cloke

So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.

Moving Online in Pandemic: Preamble

(3/13/20)Nancy White

The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”

Navigating a Business Crisis Resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Video

(3/06/20)Ranse Howell

We live in a connected world with intricate networks of supply chain and service relationships and any delay can result in multiple commercial challenges.

The GPC North America Report

(2/11/20) Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson, Resolution Resources, Australia

The International Mediation Institute is delighted to present the GPC North America Report—a comparative analysis and recommendations based on open text questions asked at GPC events in the USA and Canada.

Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation

(11/26/19)Lesley Cook

This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.

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