Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles

Splitting America Redux: Implications for Keeping our Kids Safe

(3/16/18)Donald T. Saposnek

After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.

Mini-Grant Deadline Approaching for Community Mediation

(3/16/18)Brennan Frazier

This year’s JAMS Foundation/NAFCM funding focus is Homeless, those facing eviction and public housing.

What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful

(3/09/18)Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.

Supreme Court’s Grant of Cert Will Examine Difference Between “Arbitrability” and “Jurisdiction”

(3/09/18)F. Peter Phillips

One of the issues before the Supreme Court right nowis particularly interesting.

Small Claims Courts 2.0 - Online Dispute Resolution in Action at Franklin County Municipal Court

(3/09/18)Giuseppe Leone

For decades now, small claims courts have been offering a great service to our society. But now that most of us have a smart-phone, they can do an even better job.

Difficult Conversations in the Modern Era of (Anti-) Social Media

(3/02/18)John Lande

Recent events show that our social problems are exacerbated by a wide variety of anti-social media behaviors.

SCOTX Holds Payday Lender Did Not Waive Right to Arbitration

(3/02/18)Beth Graham

The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.

Styles of Mediation: Facilitative, Evaluative, and Transformative Mediation

(2/27/18)Zena Zumeta

Many clients and attorneys are confused about what mediation is and is not, and are not sure what they will get if they go to mediation.

Letting Conflict Define Us

(2/22/18)Cinnie Noble

There are times we get so caught up in a dispute that we become defined by it.

How to Get Rid of 80% of Your Unhappiness in Relationships

(2/22/18)Meredith Richardson

Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? The theory is that 80% of consequences are a direct result of 20% of causes.

Reflections on Parkland, from a Broward County Parent / Conflict Resolution Practitioner

(2/22/18)Larry Schooler

The author, a parent of a child in Broward County Schools (where Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School is located), reflects on possible usages of ADR, mediation, facilitation, and consensus-building in the seemingly never-ending national struggle over guns.

ADR in the Spirit of the Season

(2/16/18)Nancy Shuger

This article illustrates the power of the mediation process to transform conflict into common ground.

The Force Present in a Truly Transformative Mediation

(2/16/18)Charlie Young

An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.

Mediating With Sharks Is No Walk In The Park

(2/08/18)Randy Drew

It is important to Praise Publicly & Quadrate Privately.

Gone, But Not Forgotten

(2/08/18)Steven Goldman

Strive to create a conflict free zone in your work and home interactions.

Listening to Your Triggers – How to Suspend Judgment When You Are Angry

(2/02/18)Patricia Porter

A hot button or trigger word can be words, a tone of voice, or a particular way someone conveys body language that sets you off.

I Like You!

(2/02/18)Phyllis Pollack

Lawsuits are products.

The NFL Can Make a Difference by Choosing Mediation

(2/02/18)Gerald Clay

A group of protesting NFL players recently submitted a request to enter formal mediation with the NFL owners and management. They are absolutely correct – this situation screams out for mediation!

Conflicting Negotiation Styles and Strategies: Comparing Perspectives from Saudi Arabia & USA

(2/02/18)Norah Alsugair

This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.

Criminal Justice and ADR

(1/26/18)Shirli Kirschner

What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?

Preparing to "Be" in Conflict

(1/26/18)Cinnie Noble

There are times we know we will encounter pushback, defensiveness, offensiveness and other negative reactions to issues we want to raise with another person.

Three Easy Pieces

(1/26/18)John Lande

This post describes three short pieces that you might want to use in courses or continuing education programs.

Shift Dynamics with One Word

(1/26/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Here’s a strategy to improve dynamics in a difficult conversation: In an argument or tense discussion, replace “but” with “and”.

Mediation Models: What is Best?

(1/25/18)Gary Clayton

Principles, Theories, and Models: A persuasive argument about which mediation practice model is better. This document discusses the prevalence of conflict and disputes in daily life.

Making Peace Our Business

(1/19/18)Bruce Edwards

How can we as uniquely qualified and successful commercial mediators find ways to apply our mediation skills to address broader societal conflicts?

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