Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.
What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?
I first heard about Collaborative Law (CL) in 2002 as it began to spread around Massachusetts.
This mediator proposes a upcoming homeless mediation program, the difficulties of working with the homeless population, and the skills a mediator can bring.
Researchers spent some time in a knowledge-based customer support and back-office service company (i.e. call centre) and conducted an experiment with a portion of its employees.
It is common that we get so caught up in our conflicts that we only see our side.
A quick thought on what we can learn from women's soccer.
Only people we love and care deeply about can make us so angry we want to blow a gasket, says famed Star Trek actor George Takei.
This looks at a PON article which discusses four reasons why a negotiator might proceed down the slippery slope of an ethical lapse.
This article explains how the sitting arrangement can help improve the mediation process or cause unease in the parties. It is drawn from the mediator’s experience and illustrates how sitting helps parties gain confidence in the mediator and become more comfortable with each other in their discussions.
Everyone wants to be right, but oftentimes, holding onto one’s pride tears the relationship apart.
How are we supposed to know, 100%, that our marriage, or significant relationship, is secure?
Employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) is destroying lives, says Maria Miller MP.
It took me a long time to accept that the only thing worse than my fear of my own emptiness, was the emptiness of my bottomed-out relationship with my husband of nearly 12 years.
When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.
The outset of a difficult conversation often feels like a back-and-forth trading of position and perspective with little common ground. Here’s how to use the psychology of agreement to begin shifting that kind of positional debate to collaborative problem solving.
Adrian Chiles in The Guardian recently made the point that “on all media, mainstream and social…nobody wants to know stuff; they just want to tell you what they already know, or how wrong you are about what you think you know.”
Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.
Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.
“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”