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.
Above all, remember that co-parenting is about your kids.
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.
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” ~Albert Einstein
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
We’ve all heard the phrases “saving face” or “losing face.” How does the concept of FACE play a role in conflict?
Taking offense at even minor things is a phenomenon that has been growing steadily over the last several decades.
"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!"
I learned a new term recently: noise. Not “noise” as in a room full of people talking loudly, but “noise” as opposed to “bias”.
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.
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.”
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.
Reality, to us, is expressed through Language.
When negotiating, think about the power dynamics at play and especially where lies the balance of power.
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.
Have you ever thought about how different things would be if high level conflict resolution professionals were more involved in politics?
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.
Larger companies in the industry have access to formalized systems including human resources departments--what about others?
This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.
Psychological safety is an important element in successful, productive work cultures. So what does that look like?