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Larry Susskind

Preparing the Next Generation of Professors of Environmental Studies

(4/16/21)Larry Susskind

This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.

Lorraine Segal

Does Your Work Culture Promote Psychological Safety?

(4/16/21)Lorraine Segal

Psychological safety is an important element in successful, productive work cultures. So what does that look like?

Denise French

5 Smart Financial Tips to Plan a Divorce

(4/16/21)Denise French

It can be easy to get so wrapped up in the details of the present you forget about what is next. Do not make that mistake!

Phyllis Pollack

Trust and Rapport - ODR Style!

(4/10/21)Phyllis Pollack

One of the most important things a mediator must do- if not the most important- is to build trust and rapport with the parties. In pre-Covid days, this was a bit easier; the mediator could sit face to face with each party and schmooze.

Reflection as a Manifestation of Recognition Beyond Relational Weakness and Self-Absorption

(4/10/21)Robin Brzobohatý, Tereza Hanajová

While debriefing immediately after a co-mediation, an interesting question arose: “Does a reflection always have the same function regardless of the context?”

Andrea Schneider

ADR & Activism Through Art - Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo

(4/01/21)Andrea Schneider

This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.

Lorraine Segal

The Power of Gratitude

(4/01/21)Lorraine Segal

Why do you think so many people do not feel gratitude? How would you articulate why a simple emotion can be so elusive?

Elle Rave

The Muddy Time

(4/01/21)Elle Rave

Some of us call it the muddy time. It’s the time in between the decision to divorce and when the actual divorce is made final.

Marian Grande

Helping Kids Adjust to Life When Parents Go Through Divorce

(3/25/21)Marian Grande

If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children. 

Cinnie Noble

Don't Look Where You Fall

(3/19/21)Cinnie Noble

“I’ve learned so much from my mistakes. I’m thinking about making a few more.”

Phyllis Pollack

One Year Later: Zoom Fatigue

(3/19/21)Phyllis Pollack

Almost one year ago, life for most of us changed irrevocably: we went from commuting to and from our offices and fighting traffic to commuting between our bedrooms and “home” offices and fighting over internet access.

Kathleen Kauth

Managing Expectations to Avoid Conflict

(3/19/21)Kathleen Kauth

Expectations are part of living as a human being. If we are in a relationship, we expect to be treated a certain way.

David Ross

Annoy the Mediator at Your Own Risk: Negotiation Tactics and Missteps to Avoid, Part 2

(3/19/21)David Ross

In this post, I explore more aggravating, and avoidable, behaviors that may upset or undermine the mediator and the mediation process.

Nathan Vu

Ways to Practice Building Your Emotional Intelligence

(2/25/21)Nathan Vu

Emotional intelligence (EQ) plays a major part in negotiation.

Lorraine Segal

Blind Spots and Conflict

(2/19/21)Lorraine Segal

Shining a light on your blind spots can help you with conflict.

Andrea Schneider

Open- v Closed-Ended Questions

(2/05/21)Andrea Schneider

I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using a fun video on different types of questions courtesy of my nieces.

Roseann Vanella

Using Private Mediation for a Happier Divorce

(2/05/21)Roseann Vanella

The term “happy divorce” seems like an oxymoron, and maybe it is.

Sunny Sassaman

The Opportunity of Rejection

(2/05/21)Sunny Sassaman

Fear of rejection can inhibit ones possibilities to reach full potential in life and in the mediation room. Based on an experiment of actively seeking rejection, what can a mediator learn from the connection between conflict and rejection?

Phyllis Pollack

Start 2021 with Apology and Forgiveness!

(1/22/21)Phyllis Pollack

It struck me that as we start 2021, perhaps it is a good time to “turn over a new leaf” by apologizing for our acts and/or omissions and forgiving others for their acts/omissions committed in 2020.

Lorraine Segal

Conversation, Kindness, and Democracy

(1/22/21)Lorraine Segal

Are kindness and conversation still possible? What about the many other people who share a perspective with those folks and are not themselves violent?

Denise French

Divorce Noise

(1/15/21)Denise French

It’s so normal for us to ask questions and want information from those who have already been through this overwhelming time in our lives.

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.

Larry Bridgesmith

Collaboration is the Future

(1/04/21)Larry Bridgesmith

Lawyers love conflict. They thrive on it. If anyone can coexist with conflict, it’s a lawyer.

Kathleen Kauth

Ultimatums in Conflict Resolution

(1/04/21)Kathleen Kauth

Empty threats in dispute resolution change nothing.

Kathleen Kauth

When the Cure is Worse Than the Disease: Civil liberties Under Attack

(12/28/20)Kathleen Kauth

As COVID concerns spread, conditioning from the media and celebrities talking about how everyone needed to comply with random, and often contradictory orders began to make the rounds of TV and social media.

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