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Sarah Ater

What Mediators Must Consider as They Work

(5/22/20)Sarah Ater

This article highlights the impact of COVID-19 on face to face mediation as social distancing is encouraged. It also discusses other instances when mediators need to stay away from the mediation process such as when they are physically tired or when they face psychological or mental issues.

Giovanni Matteucci

ODR Tips and Tricks

(5/22/20)Giovanni Matteucci

With the COVID-19 pandemic and everybody home, Internet becomes the highway of contact with the world. And, in mediation, mass transmigration to ODR.

Ronald S. Kraybill

You Can Lead Trainings

(4/24/20)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you want to help a team or group improve patterns of dealing with conflict? This article includes resources to help you lead a rich learning experience on conflict styles.

Natalie Davis

Research Shows We Can Work Toward Peace Through Understanding

(4/24/20)Natalie Davis

This article addresses how our brain reacts when we feel understood versus when we don’t feel understood.

Janet Mueller

Be Kind

(4/17/20)Janet Mueller

We need to keep in mind that everyone is having a tough time and treat them with kindness.

Dakota Murphey

Divorce Mediation: The Healthy Way to Break Up

(4/03/20)Dakota Murphey

There are all sorts of reasons why relationships break up, and when a couple is in crisis it’s easy to turn on the other person and point the finger of blame.

Lidia Staron

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.

Kathleen Kauth

Conflict in Confined Spaces

(4/03/20)Kathleen Kauth

Stay at home orders have been issued, work and schools have closed down, everyone is home together. So now what?

Kathleen Kauth

Handling Conflict in Chaos

(3/27/20)Kathleen Kauth

Right now, we are adjusting to an entirely new set of parameters for our lives.

Cinnie Noble

Burying the Hatchet

(2/21/20)Cinnie Noble

In some research I did a few years ago, I found that the initial altercation or even a set of circumstances that started tension between many people can begin a trajectory that escalates over time (even if no external conflict occurs).

Phyllis Pollack

Watch Out for the Non-Verbal Cues!

(2/16/20)Phyllis Pollack

One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations.

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource Featuring Howard Herman

(2/07/20)Nicole Wilmet

This month, I spoke with Howard Herman, Director of the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, to learn about his favorite ADR resource.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Minding Your Tongue: How to Recover from a Slip and Fail

(1/31/20)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Whether it is a minor slip of the tongue or an entire foot in the mouth, either can lead to some uncomfortable moments followed by the instinct to explain what was “really meant.”

Cinnie Noble

Preparing for that Dreaded Conversation

(1/24/20)Cinnie Noble

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin.

Cinnie Noble

Connecting With Our Values

(1/17/20)Cinnie Noble

“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney

Carrie Gour

5 (Perhaps Unexpected) Ways to Reduce Legal Fees When Getting a Divorce

(1/10/20)Carrie Gour

For anyone going through a litigated or high conflict divorce which can be very expensive, Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares her top 5 tips for keeping costs down.

John Lande

Somewhere Between Reasonable and Crazy

(1/03/20)John Lande

The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.

Denise French

Mediation versus Court in Divorce

(1/03/20)Denise French

“I’ll get my day in court!” ……. “The judge won’t like what you did!” …….. “I’m going to spread your dirt all over the courtroom!”

Eleni Charalambidou

Dispute Resolution and the Catalyst for Change in Cyprus: A Fellow’s Journey

(1/03/20)Eleni Charalambidou

As mediators and dispute resolution promoters, we are people’s people.

Natalie J. Armstrong

Building Breakthroughs: Video Interview with Louise Phipps Senft

(12/12/19)Natalie J. Armstrong, Louise Phipps Senft

By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.

Roseann Vanella

Holiday Gift Giving Guidelines for Divorced Parents

(12/12/19)Roseann Vanella

Recently, a divorced parent asked me my opinion on how to go about giving holiday gifts to her children.

Joy Rosenthal

What to Do After You Get Your Divorce Judgment

(11/29/19)Joy Rosenthal

When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.

Phyllis Pollack

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

(11/22/19)Phyllis Pollack

Thanksgiving is in a few days, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!

Lorraine Segal

Culture Clash in Conversations at Work

(11/22/19)Lorraine Segal

Is it an interruption or a cultural difference?

Cinnie Noble

Peace Within

(11/15/19)Cinnie Noble

Being at peace within ourselves, interacting peacefully, caring about peace, looking peaceful and engendering peace.

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