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Joyce Odidison

In Their Voices: Video with Joyce Oddison

(7/31/20)Joyce Odidison, Michael Lang

This article shares a video of Michael Lang interviewing Joyce Oddison about how to stay resilient through difficult times. 

Christopher Sheesley

Two Words

(7/31/20)Christopher Sheesley

After helping thousands of people resolve disagreements at work, I have found that you can help people with these two words.

Sarathi Susheela

Substance of Negotiation in Mediation

(7/31/20)Sarathi Susheela

The article explains how mediator can facilitate disputing parties to resolve the dispute by making them understand what exactly they want. By using two case studies, the article highlights the skills used by the mediator in assisting the parties in negotiation.

Cinnie Noble

The Conflict Iceberg

(7/28/20)Cinnie Noble

The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been used as a metaphor about conflict.

Daniel Dana

Simple Magic - A haiku

(7/28/20)Daniel Dana

This is a haiku that discusses the art of dispute resolution.

Lorraine Segal

Feedback, Hot Buttons, and White Fragility

(7/28/20)Lorraine Segal

Being open to difficult feedback, even about racism, can help you grow.

Judy Rashid

Change Power is in the Process: When Listening is Not Enough

(7/17/20)Judy Rashid

Since the untimely and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, the response from many organizations, places of work, and corporations have been to hold listening sessions specifically for African Americans to “share their story” with their peers.

John Lande

BATNAs and the Emotional Pains from “Positional Negotiation”

(7/17/20)John Lande

If you have problems with BATNA theory, you aren’t the only one.

Cinnie Noble

Facing the Conflict

(7/10/20)Cinnie Noble

The notion that we have the ability to change someone (such as their personality, their needs, their values, their core beliefs, their deeply held views) is unrealistic.

David Kellem

Mediators Needed in this Time Which Tries Our Souls

(7/10/20)David Kellem

I am calling upon all Professional Mediators to deploy as a powerful peacemaking force in our current national crisis.

Catherine Gillespie

Failing to Notice the Generosity of Others

(7/10/20)Catherine Gillespie

Empathy within a mediation session can prove a catalyst for success as long the mediator helps parties not miss the opportunity. Recognizing this skill and the courage of parties to move from entrenched positions will not be missed by an experienced mediator.

NAFCM, D.G. Mawn

Let Communities and Police Together Keep the Peace: Op-Ed

(7/03/20)NAFCM, D.G. Mawn

: Op-EdScores of cellphone videos, capturing police violence around the country, have revealed to millions the depth and breadth of systemic racial bias in the United States. Understandably, many are calling for a new way.

Georgia Daniels

Parenting While Angry

(6/26/20)Georgia Daniels

This article is arranged as an open letter to my clients, who are divorcing during the pandemic.

Lenton Aikins

George Floyd: A Call to White Leadership

(6/20/20)Lenton Aikins

The purpose of this brief article is to respond to the article titled “George Floyd: What Leaders Need To Do Now,”published in Mediate.com and to offer some comments by a living black man whose paternal grandfather and grandmother were slaves.

Christopher Sheesley

Make Your Next Apology Irresistible

(6/12/20)Christopher Sheesley

Apologies are an important part of conflict resolution--and they are not always easy!

Sarah Ater

Managing Conflict at Home During COVID-19

(6/08/20)Sarah Ater

This links to a free course for practitioners, or to show to their clients as a resource, for resolving home conflict during the quarantine.

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.

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