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Roseann Vanella

Now More than Ever, Creativity is Needed in Divorces

(7/18/21)Roseann Vanella

We live in an uncertain world where things can change radically at the drop of a hat. We experienced this last year in a huge way with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Ben Coltrin

3 Strategies for Effective Co-Parenting

(7/12/21)Ben Coltrin

Above all, remember that co-parenting is about your kids.

Heitor Rodrigues

Conflict Escalation

(7/08/21)Heitor Rodrigues

One thing that all humans can agree upon is that we make assumptions. Whether we like it or not it is part of our nature.

Cinnie Noble

Do You Model Conflict Competence?

(7/02/21)Cinnie Noble

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” ~Albert Einstein

Susan Yates

Q&A Highlights Importance of RSI/UC Davis Research on Procedural Justice in ODR

(7/02/21)Susan Yates

RSI’s Director of Research, Jennifer Shack, and Professor Shestowsky are working with the Pew Charitable Trusts to evaluate online platforms that courts are using to assist parties in engaging in mediation and negotiation.

John Lande

Reconciling Allegedly Alternative Mediation Models by Using DIY Models

(6/18/21)John Lande

I was puzzled to get an email from a mediator thanking me for my recent post, which advocated using a unified conceptual framework of unbundled mediation interventions.

Henneke Brink

Mediation Ethics - an interview with Ellen Waldman

(6/18/21)Henneke Brink

It has been exactly ten years since Ellen Waldman’s masterpiece ‘Mediation Ethics’ was first published. It was aptly described as ‘a groundbreaking text that offers conflict resolution professionals a much-needed resource for traversing the often disorienting landscape of ethical decision making.’

Jen Schimbeno

Co-Parenting Online Course – How to Not Put Your Kids in the Middle of Your Divorce

(6/18/21)Jen Schimbeno, Brandyn Roark Caires

The ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) ACE’s study, is one of the largest studies about traumatic events in the lives of children ages 0-17. This study identifies three types of risk factors for trauma in children: abuse, neglect and household dysfunction.

John Lande

Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation

(6/11/21)John Lande

Since writing my recent short article, Courts Should Make Mediations Good Samaritans Not Frankensteins, I have been thinking about how to maximize the substantial benefits of court-connected mediation while minimizing the risks of coercion.

Katherine Graham

Can We Learn to Have More Empathy?

(6/11/21)Katherine Graham

Thursday (10 June) was Empathy Day. Schools up and down the UK are running activities around what empathy is, why we need to be able to listen and understand each other’s experience and perspective.

Dan Simon

Face and Mediation

(6/11/21)Dan Simon

We’ve all heard the phrases “saving face” or “losing face.” How does the concept of FACE play a role in conflict?

Kathleen Kauth

Being Offended is a Choice

(6/11/21)Kathleen Kauth

Taking offense at even minor things is a phenomenon that has been growing steadily over the last several decades.

Lydia Vanderkaay

City Commissioner Commends ISCT Staff Member for Work on Police Reform Initiative

(6/11/21)Lydia Vanderkaay, Dan Simon

"I know much of our work is done privately in mediation rooms or with groups and we rarely get this level of public acknowledgement so I thought it was important to share!"

Phyllis Pollack

“Noise” is not Bias!

(6/04/21)Phyllis Pollack

I learned a new term recently: noise. Not “noise” as in a room full of people talking loudly, but “noise” as opposed to “bias”.

Joy Rosenthal

You Might Have more in Common with Bill and Melinda Than You Think…

(6/01/21)Joy Rosenthal

Bill and Melinda Gates recently announced that they are divorcing after 27 years. Besides having to address their billions of dollars and their enormously influential foundation, this has brought attention to issues of a mature (or “gray”) divorce.

Hiro Aragaki

An AAPI Neutral’s Perspective on Culture and Contract Interpretation

(6/01/21)Hiro Aragaki

Something interesting has happened to me in the past year or so: I started seeing many more cases where two or more parties were Asian, a term I will use to mean both “Asian-American” and “from Asia.”

Nicole Wilmet

In the Wake of COVID-19, Hawaii Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Mediation Before Eviction

(6/01/21)Nicole Wilmet

In April 2021, the Hawaii legislature passed legislation to amend the state’s landlord-tenant code in the wake of COVID-19 and encouraged use of ADR.

Vanshika Thakur

Abstract Strokes: Mediator as an Artist

(5/28/21)Vanshika Thakur

Reality, to us, is expressed through Language.

Phyllis Pollack

Imbalance of Power!

(5/24/21)Phyllis Pollack

When negotiating, think about the power dynamics at play and especially where lies the balance of power.

Lorraine Segal

The Power of Story to Shift Conflict

(5/24/21)Lorraine Segal

When I work with clients, I first listen carefully and empathically to their story. They need to tell it and I need to hear it.

Art Hinshaw

Conflict Resolution Professionals as Politicians – Gary Friedman's Experience

(5/07/21)Art Hinshaw

Have you ever thought about how different things would be if high level conflict resolution professionals were more involved in politics?

Denise French

Mediation and Co-Parenting: Why It Works

(4/30/21)Denise French

As difficult as a divorce can be for a married couple, it can be just as upsetting and confusing for the children of the relationship.

Bruce Ally

Progressive Discipline, the Misunderstood Frontier - Part 4

(4/23/21)Bruce Ally, Maurice Ford

Larger companies in the industry have access to formalized systems including human resources departments--what about others?

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?

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