Judy Gordon Mediation Services
2525 Golden Rain Road, Suite 9 Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock

(12/07/18)Bruce Edwards

Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.

Comparative Data on Mediator Directory Websites

(12/02/18)Mediate.com

According to new data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website.

Good Work Meetings Promote Harmony, Lessen Conflict

(11/16/18)Lorraine Segal

How can well run meetings reduce conflict and promote harmony at work?

When Did Bullying Stop Being Something that Only Happened in the Playground?

(11/16/18)Katherine Graham

It's Anti-Bullying Week; and bullying is now just as much synonymous with workplaces as with problems at school.

Free Expert Interviews for the 10 Toughest Behaviors at Work – Challenging Workplace Behavior Summit

(11/12/18)Patricia Porter

Whether it’s gossip, harassment, or time-sucking interruptions we have all encountered challenging behaviors in the workplace. Have you ever wished you knew what to do when they happened?

The Power of Trying in Conflict Management

(11/01/18)Lorraine Segal

The power of trying often gets a bad rap in today’s culture.

Never Make Assumptions About Colleagues

(9/28/18)Lesley Allport

Whenever it comes to other people, our prejudices – and a pretty basic lack of knowledge – are what tend to rule.

Affirming the Good in Workplace Conflict—the positive role of affirmations

(9/17/18)Lorraine Segal

One of the tools I use frequently with conflict coaching clients, as well as for myself, is affirmations.

How Avoidance Can Help You with Workplace Conflict

(8/31/18)Lorraine Segal

It sounds counter intuitive, but Inaction or avoidance can be a viable way of dealing with workplace conflict.

The Importance of Trust in the Mediator

(8/31/18)Arthur Pressman

In franchise disputes, lawyers and parties who search for mediators drill down on mediators’ professional backgrounds, often paying the most attention to whether potential mediators have previously represented franchisors or franchisees.

When Conflict In The Workplace Escalates To Emotional Abuse

(7/31/18)Noa Zanolli

Millions of men and women of all ages, ethnic, and racial backgrounds all across the U.S. hate going to work, gradually fall into despair and often become gravely ill. Some flee from jobs they used to love, others endure the situation unable to figure a way out.

Thinking About Using Mediation to Resolve Your Employment Dispute Without Going Through Litigation First?

(7/06/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

One of the things we would find out very quickly through an employment litigation assessment was whether both sides were open, willing and able to exchange all relevant information in good faith about the facts in dispute right away.

Bullied or Mobbed? The Dangerous Search for Vindication

(6/22/18)Lorraine Segal

In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).

Employment Arbitration Agreements Reach Epic Status

(6/22/18)Jack Urquhart

Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.

Measuring Progress on Team Agreements Worth Keeping

(6/08/18)Mark Baril

The backbone of any project or change effort is the team that’s been entrusted to make it happen.

DR Clauses in Contract

(5/21/18)Shirli Kirschner

What are dispute resolution clauses (DR clauses)?

3 Reasons Agreements Get Derailed: Tales of Team Conflict

(5/11/18)Mark Baril

If you have a dynamic “living system” there is no silver bullet for perfect team behavior or production - and you wouldn’t want it any other way!

What All New Leaders Should Understand

(4/27/18)Jason Dykstra

Coming into a role where you are expected to get others to work together efficiently and effectively to create the best possible product or service isn’t an easy task.

Team or Organizational Commitment?

(4/20/18)Chris Straw

Team or organizational commitment: Which leads to better inter-team conflict management?

Amplifying Ombuds Trends with Data

(4/20/18)Jennifer Smith Schneider

How does an ombuds define a trend, and how can one know if the issue is truly pervasive or of consequence?

Conflict at Work—the Power of Envisioning Harmony

(4/05/18)Lorraine Segal

A powerful tool for healing and transforming conflict at work is affirming and envisioning harmony.

A Modest Proposal to Mitigate Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Workplace

(4/05/18)Stephanie Klein

Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.

Strategies for Giving Feedback That People Can Hear

(3/23/18)Kathy Popaleni

More often than not, we are surprised when we get a negative reaction after having provided feedback to a peer or colleague.

New Hope in Dealing With an Abusive Supervisor

(3/23/18)Chris Straw

Abusive supervisors are ubiquitous in the workplace, causing distress for their employees and costing employers in the US an estimated $23.8 billion each year.

Setting Boundaries with a Workplace Bully

(2/16/18)Lorraine Segal

Whether the bully is your boss or another employee, setting boundaries can be challenging.

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