Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


A Clear Description of Confidentiality in Mediation

(11/12/18)John Ford

Privacy is an important element of mediation--this article helps to define it.

Mediator Engagement in Politics – and other things we care about

(11/12/18)John Sturrock

In his thought-provoking new book, Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy the legendary Ken Cloke reflects on an exchange between two distinguished American authors, Lawrence Susskind and Bernie Mayer, reflected upon here.

7 Traits of the Modern Sociopath and Psychopath

(11/12/18)Jeff Thompson

You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know about their common traits and symptoms.

Mr. Rogers and the Power of Persuasion - Video

(11/07/18)Will Schoder

This video discusses the history of arguing and ways to make it more effective.

What Should You Ask Your Mediator at the Initial Session?

(11/01/18)Oran Kaufman

What I offer in this article is some thoughts and ideas of questions that may be helpful to ask at your initial consultation with your mediator.

Dishonesty

(11/01/18)Colin Rule

I’d wager we’ve all had a friend or family member share one of their new creations with us (maybe a poem, or an article, or a intending-to-be-funny youtube video) and ask, excitedly, “What do you think?”

Mediator as Judge

(11/01/18)Laurie Israel

When trained as a mediator, the first thing I learned was that mediation is a client-driven process.

Heartbroken in Pittsburgh

(11/01/18)Andrea Schneider

I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong.

Family Feud? Use Eldercaring Coordination for High Conflict in Eldercare

(11/01/18)Sarah Gross

This article distinguishes elder mediation and eldercaring coordination, and discusses the benefits of eldercaring coordination for high-conflict cases.

Empathy

(10/26/18)Colin Rule

I travel all the time for my job--and part of the traveling experience is vulnerability.

An Ounce of Prevention

(10/26/18)Amy Sereday

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure": It is true about many things in life, but it is particularly true when it comes to conflict.

Two Points: Detrimental to any Mediation Process

(10/26/18)Muhammed Rafeeque

The post is about TWO points which may go against the Mediation Process in India: (i) A constant persuasion of Mediator on either parties would have opposite effect.

The Mediation Advocate’s Alphabet

(10/19/18)Jonathan Rodrigues

From limited experiences, learning from mistakes, compliments from clients, advise from mentors and suggestions from peers, here is a guidebook with some cheat codes for any amateur lawyer looking to rehearse before a Mediation.

Mediation Power Imbalances: Weighing the Arguments

(10/12/18)Nigel Dunlop

It is commonly said that power imbalances in mediation render it unfair.

Like the Fireflies Generating Light

(10/05/18)María Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole

It is currently common to use expressions such as "polarization" or "crack" to describe the attitudes with which the inhabitants, politicians and governments in different countries raise or debate their problems.

Family Mediation and Domestic Abuse

(10/05/18)Ryan Compton

Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.

Conflict Assumptions

(9/28/18)Cinnie Noble

When we are in conflict with another it is often the case that we make assumptions about her or him.

Power, Impartiality, and Timing: Third Party Mediation in the Middle East

(9/28/18)Armita Azad

There has been upsurge literature on third party intervention in recent years, and still a significant gap in the field of mediation.

The Science of Negotiation

(9/24/18)Jan Frankel Schau

Follow, if you will, the mediation of a sexual harassment claim to learn the basic principles of mediation.

The Mediation Miracle

(9/21/18)Leonard Edwards

In the past few decades, California has led a national shift in paradigms for family conflict resolution that has freed trial courts to do what they do best—ensure due process of law and serve as the court of last resort.

Building Coalitions and Story Telling

(9/18/18)Jeffrey Krivis

In order to be more effective in mediation, the story of the case must be told just like the unfolding of a movie or book. Like any story, there is a common structure that has a beginning, middle and end and is broken down into three acts.

Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day

(9/17/18)Akbar Kabani

This article covers Restoring Community Day held in 2017, including plans for the upcoming Community Day to be held in October 2018.

New California Law Requires Informed Consent to Mediation

(9/14/18)Ron Kelly

On January 1, a new California law will take effect; it will require a lawyer to make sure their client understands the implications of California's legal protections for mediation communication.

Stop Giving Others Insult Power

(9/06/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you know people who get upset and insulted easily?

3 Ways to Turn Adversaries into Problem-Solving Partners

(9/06/18)Tammy Lenski

Most people don’t want to be wrangled into doing something you want but they don’t. Here are three ways to turn them into your problem-solving partners and dissolve resistance.

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