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Mediation Diversity Articles

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7 Points on the War and Dialogue from Ukrainian Mediators and Dialogue Facilitators

(5/16/22)Tatiana Kyselova

THIS DOCUMENT WAS DEVELOPED BY UKRAINIAN MEDIATORS AND DIALOGUE FACILITATORS to convey their voice and professional opinion to major actors in the international sphere of conflict transformation.

Empathy In Toxic Partisan Pandemic-Based Conflicts: How Organizational Strategy Can Help Us Do Better

(5/09/22)Lucas Smart

This article examines what the COVID impact has been on our culture--what can we learn from this to prevent conflict going forward?

Conflict - Like a Dance? Really!

(4/30/22)Cinnie Noble

“Like a dance, conflict escalation generally requires the participation of both parties.” Brian Mistler

Top 5 Ways to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Company Culture

(4/30/22)Joanne Saint Louis

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a clear business differentiator, and it has never been more critical, particularly in light of the pandemic, which has brought about a mass exodus of professionals leaving their jobs.

The War in Ukraine: Lessons for Mediators

(4/28/22)Kenneth Cloke

Every defeat in every war is a tragedy, not merely for the nations, factions, and citizens of countries who have died or been conquered, but for each and all of us everywhere – and not just abstractly, but as very real, very personal losses.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation: Final Report of Online Mediation Training Task Force - Introduction

(4/11/22)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Now that online mediation, and online mediation training, have so substantially impacted (if not taken over) the mediation field, Mediate.com again here offers our Online Mediation Task Force's Final Report and Recommendations.

The Complete Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age

(4/10/22)Mediate.com

This seminal compilation of "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age" is now available for FREE! This is a work by 40 authors from around the world brought together for Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference.

Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality

(4/04/22)F. Peter Phillips

My dear friend Stefano Pavletic, a mediator from Milan Italy, has sent me this thoughtful and timely article that I hope readers will reflect upon.

Structuring Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Contracts

(4/04/22)Harshitha Ram

In international contracts, cultural differences and working styles are most often the potential aspects of disputes.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Bernard Mayer & Jacqueline Font-Guzman, interviewed by Michelle LeBaron

(3/31/22)Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Michelle LeBaron, Bernard Mayer

Recording of the tenth episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Bernard S. Mayer and Jacqueline Font-Guzman talking about their book "The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change," hosted by Michelle LeBaron.

Saving Myself by Saving Others

(3/31/22)Tatyana Bilyk

Today is the 35th day of the war in our country, the 35th day of opposition to Russian aggression and the struggle for our freedom and independence. We are fighting for our Ukraine, we want to live in our own country.

Mediation and Mental Health Handbook - an excerpt

(3/28/22)Kristi Thompson

In conjunction with the National Center for State Courts and with funding from the State Justice Institute, a Mental Health and Mediation Handbook was developed.

Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

(3/18/22)Susanne Terry, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Bernard Mayer

Like many mediators and other conflict professionals we share the desire to weigh in on the invasion of Ukraine and its devastating consequences for the Ukrainian people.

Reach for Humanity in Dark Times

(3/18/22)Lisa Parkinson, Tatyana Bilyk

This is an article about the war in Ukraine by Tatyana Bilyik and Lisa Parkinson with the Ukrainian Association of Family Mediators.

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Ombuds

(3/15/22)Colin Rule, Clare Fowler

One of the fastest growing areas of dispute resolution is Ombuds. Ombuds offices are being steadily established at every level of government, in academia, by non-profits, and throughout our traditional and sharing economies. This growth has been supported by new Ombuds data and security standards and by the development of new online platforms built specifically for the operation of Ombuds offices.

Mediate.com Offers New Family Dispute Resolution Training!

(3/15/22)Clare Fowler, Colin Rule

Mediate.com has launched a revolutionary new Family Dispute Resolution Training. This article discusses the factors that led to the making of this new training, including accelerated practice, acceptance of online learning, advances in technology, supporting ownership, and appreciating diversity.

The Ultimate Hardball Tactic!

(3/04/22)Phyllis Pollack

Russia has engaged in the ultimate hardball tactic: it invaded Ukraine.

“My Story” Featuring Hon. Randa M. Trapp (Ret.)

(2/18/22)Randa M. Trapp

Judge Trapp joined JAMS after serving 18 years on the San Diego Superior Court, including 10 years in the civil division, where she presided over all aspects of civil litigation.

JAMS Recognizes and Celebrates Black History Month

(2/08/22)Mark Smalls

As 2022 is well underway and we enter the third year of a global pandemic, economic uncertainty and the seemingly never-ending drumbeat of difficult news, it’s fitting that this year’s theme for Black History Month is related to health and wellness.

Which is Better: To Be Strong or Smart?

(2/03/22)John Lande

Political and opinion leaders should focus on whether our policies are smart, not whether we create the (possibly misleading) image of strength.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Yvette Durazo, interviewed by Mike Rozinsky

(1/31/22)Yvette Durazo

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Yvette Durazo, interviewed by Mike Rozinsky.

Collective Aquifer Governance: Dispute Prevention for Groundwater and Aquifers through Unitization - Book Review

(1/30/22)Todd Jarvis

This is a book review of Todd Jarvis's recent book about mediation in natural resources.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

(1/24/22)Peter Adler

A COVID Screed on What it Means and What We Can Do.

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

(1/07/22)Colin Rule

This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.

Conflict Resolution and Religion

(1/01/22)Amanda Rumsey

This article discusses the power of respectful communication and appreciation of different values for working through value-based conflicts. Understanding other people’s personal journeys, which led them to make their religious decisions, can resolve conflict by exposing shared interests.

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