Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


Peace Is Possible - a haiku

(7/30/21)Daniel Dana

This haiku discusses the power of simple and basic communication.

Use This Tool to Talk About COVID19

(7/30/21)Ronald S. Kraybill

With COVID19 cases rocketing once again, old questions return. We are all inescapably affected by the behaviors of others on this so we have to work out the answers with other people around us.

Implicit Bias is Everywhere!

(7/30/21)Phyllis Pollack

Recently, I discussed an empirical study conducted by University of Hawaii Professor Justin D. Levinson and Mark Bennett, U. S. District Judge (ret.) on 239 sitting federal and state judges regarding their implicit bias towards “largely favored minority groups”.

ADR is Not a Household Term

(7/30/21)Beth Graham

This Article confirms what many dispute resolution professionals have long feared – that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, such as mediation and arbitration, are still not well understood by the general public.

A Conversation About Whiteness and Mediation

(7/30/21)Jen Reynolds

FOI Alyson Carrel (Northwestern) and LCSW Jasmine Atwell (Loyola ‘JD22) recently discussed Sharon Press and Ellen Deason’s new article, “Mediation: Embedded Assumptions of Whiteness?.”

UNCITRAL Completes a New Mediation Framework, Based on the Singapore Convention

(7/30/21)Mylene Chan

Earlier this month, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law adopted the UNCITRAL Mediation Rules, the UNCITRAL Notes on Mediation, and the Guide to Enactment and Use of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Mediation and International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.

The Long Term Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children

(7/30/21)Natalie Maximets

Growing up is complicated enough on its own. Having parents' divorce can make it even harder. To avoid the psychological effects of divorce on children, parents should go through the process gracefully.

Sulha, Community Mediation ?

(7/27/21)Elahe Amani

“Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”

Mediation and Lawyers

(7/24/21)Oran Kaufman

A common question at my initial free consultation with clients is, “Will I need to have a lawyer?” or, “Am I going to have to hire a lawyer?”

The Emotional Embrace

(7/24/21)Mordechai Rhine

One beautiful morning my toddler was playing in his Cozy Coupe toy car when it was time for me to take him to playgroup.

Southern Maryland CMC’s Support Conversations on Race and Privilege

(7/23/21)Dusty and Vicky Rhoades, Dan Simon

Constructive dialogue is essential in our world today, and indeed, transformative. It has the ability to open our eyes to the pain of others as well as our own.

New UK Report on Mandatory ADR

(7/23/21)Hiro Aragaki

The UK Civil Justice Council recently issued a report determining that parties to a civil dispute can legally be compelled to participate in an ADR process (e.g., mandatory mediation) and that doing so could also be desirable under certain circumstances.

UN Insolvency Work Finds Help with Mediation

(7/23/21)Mylene Chan

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law adopted a simplified insolvency regime that recommends mediation to resolve disputes between financial sector creditors and small debtors during its 54th Session.

Who Should You Call When in Conflict?

(7/21/21)Janet Chance

Conflict Coaching, Conflict Consulting, Counseling or Mediation, what is the difference?

Power of Mediation in Virtual Classrooms

(7/19/21)Frank Hamilton

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed numerous areas of our lives, including education.

How to Avoid a Rough Argument

(7/19/21)John Peterson

When you’re arguing, the worst thing that you can do is expect one person to come out of the argument victorious.

What I Learned About Conflict from Cheetahs

(7/17/21)Cinnie Noble

In the middle of the desert and savannahs, and in big and small cities – far from home – it feels we are defined only by our presence in the moment.

Mediation Briefs and Preparation

(7/17/21)Phyllis Pollack

Why do mediators request briefs from the parties? No- it is not just to learn about the case.

Immigration and Conflict Resolution

(7/17/21)Yuli Martinez

This article examines this author's perspective on immigration from a conflict resolution perspective.

Cats' Advice on Maintaining Our Mental Balance

(7/17/21)Ivetta Delczegh

A light-hearted comparison of mediators and cats.

1992 Watts Gang Truce

(7/16/21)Hailee Mingo

There are multiple instances where there is conflict without resolution. However, we can see examples in the gang truce where resolution has been possible.

Say That Again – Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Words in Mediation

(7/16/21)Terri Breer

When you encourage and compliment your clients, you will discover the power of your words in the mediation process.

Things fall apart. How to respond?

(7/12/21)Ronald S. Kraybill

Like it or not, there’s no going back to the old ways of leading and managing.  We must expand the skill set of leaders at all levels. 

How Many 'Brewdogs" Out There?

(7/12/21)Katherine Graham

BrewDog is the latest ‘name’ brand to hit national news headlines for the worst of reasons: former staff coming together to ‘expose’ what they claim is a toxic culture of fear, bullying, and lies.

Disruptions, Disputes, and Dialogue: What Just Happened?

(7/12/21)Ranse Howell

Let’s reflect on our experiences, the mistakes we made, the lessons we learned and the conflicts we resolved.

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