(7/02/20)Francois Bogacz, Jeremy Lack
Much ink has been spilled on the future of mediation, and how robots may someday take over from humans. However, mediation is not an empirical science that can be reduced to algorithms.
(7/02/20)Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey, Jeremy Lack
Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) is now universal, especially since the Coronavirus pandemic began.
This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.
(6/22/20)Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke
This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.
(6/22/20)Grande Lum, Grace Flores-Hughes
For decades, Community Relations Service mediators from the Department of Justice have been working with community leaders to address the mistreatment of black and brown people by law enforcement.
Every officer learns to use violence and the martial arts. How many learn empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence?
The purpose of this brief article is to respond to the article titled “George Floyd: What Leaders Need To Do Now,”published in Mediate.com and to offer some comments by a living black man whose paternal grandfather and grandmother were slaves.
Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.
The message is to socially distance ourselves from others. But what if it’s your partner you want to socially distance yourself from?
(6/08/20)Susanne Terry, Bernard Mayer
Over the last week, a group of conflict engagement practitioners have created a statement of intent regarding racism. The idea started with Susanne Terry who, with Bernie Mayer and input from a number of other interested persons, created, "Constructive Conflict and Strategic Disruption: A Statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners."
(6/08/20)Lucia Kanter St. Amour
A neuroscience explanation of the reaction to the George Floyd tragedy; specific steps leaders need to take to affect change; and how mediators and facilitators can help in the process.
This was conflict resolution blasphemy.
(5/08/20)Sandhya Swaminathan, Kartikeya Singh
Dispute resolution mechanisms in India on the other hand, have not kept up with time and technology.
Imagine there was a pandemic that globally impacted close to 1.3 billion women and girls at some point in their lives.
The age demographics of consumers of mediation services and mediators themselves will likely drive the adoption of technology to assist in the delivery of mediation services in the very near future.
What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense? First, it means understanding the purpose and establishing a mindset behind this approach.
“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has
given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore what most people in emerging economies particularly in some countries in sub-Africa have never really given a thought to - working from home.
This article examines the Singapore Convention: An opportunity to make mediation the default response.
As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.
This article discusses the facts of divorce as it stands today.
(3/27/20)Sahil Kanuga, Payel Chatterjee
The landmark decision of the Singapore Convention signing by India on August 07, 2019 puts the future of mediation and mediated settlements in India on a strong pedestal.
So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.
In 2009 the California Judicial Council adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as Mediation Week (Proclamation).
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When there is a disruption to any part of the supply chain, the impact is felt globally. We are seeing this now with the coronavirus (COVID-19).