Negotiation Articles

Negotiation Articles


Mediators Green Pledge

(4/03/20)John Sturrock

We still need to face the climate change problem in the future and, in any event, it is very likely that we will need to adapt our working practices in many of the ways suggested in the draft Pledge described below to accommodate the next several months of working in relative isolation.

Divorce Mediation: The Healthy Way to Break Up

(4/03/20)Dakota Murphey

There are all sorts of reasons why relationships break up, and when a couple is in crisis it’s easy to turn on the other person and point the finger of blame.

Conflict in Confined Spaces

(4/03/20)Kathleen Kauth

Stay at home orders have been issued, work and schools have closed down, everyone is home together. So now what?

Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(4/03/20)Roseann Vanella

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.

Building Trust Online: The Realities of Telepresence for Mediators Engaged in Online Dispute Resolution, 

(3/30/20)Susan Nauss Exon, Soomi Lee

Exon and Lee found that trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face.

Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on Online Dispute Resolution

(3/30/20)Jean Sternlight

This Article examines the strengths and weaknesses of ODR (online dispute resolution) from a psychological perspective. It makes five main points.

How COVID-19 is Impacting Court ADR Programs

(3/27/20)Nicole Wilmet

It is without a doubt an understatement to say that the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis is drastically impacting communities worldwide.

Mediation in India: An Introduction

(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.

Voluntary Mediator Certification - What does that mean?

(3/27/20)Lynn Johnson

The MC3, a mediation membership organization in Southern California, has begun certifying mediators who meet a published set of qualifications and requirements.

Mediating with Zoom

(3/24/20)Clare Fowler

Are your clients asking you to meet online? Here are some suggestions for getting started.

What, Me Worry?

(3/20/20)Phyllis Pollack

Being involved in a lawsuit or even just in a dispute can be stressful, worrisome if not anxiety ridden.

“Next Week, You Will Teach Your Courses Online”: A Reassuring Introduction to Pandemic Pedagogy

(3/20/20)Noam Ebner

Many ADR teachers around the world have responded to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic by closing down campus operations and moving all teaching activity online. This essay aims to provide a helpful and demystifying first read for faculty who have just received online transition orders.

Mediation and "VED" Analysis

(3/20/20)Sarathi Susheela

The article explores the application of VED Analysis to mediation and explains the usefulness of the technique to the mediator in streamlining negotiations. By using a case study, the article highlights the risks, challenges and tools for the mediators while using the technique of VED Analysis in mediation.

A Conversation on the Challenges of Mediation Practice

(3/13/20)Kimberlee Kovach, Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, Larry Watson

To learn more about the challenges of mediation practice and how the practice has evolved, Kimberlee Kovach recently sat down with Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, and Larry Watson to get their perspectives.

Global Pandemics, National Borders, and Political Problem-solving

(3/13/20)Kenneth Cloke

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.

Moving Online in Pandemic: Preamble

(3/13/20)Nancy White

The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”

Mediation for Insurance Claims – A Gamechanger on the Horizon

(3/13/20)K Kannan, Shantha Chellappa

An insurance contract is a contract wherein the insurer accepts insurance risk from the policyholder, by agreeing to compensate him/her on payment of a specified amount called premium, if a specified uncertain future event that adversely affects the policyholder takes place.

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project - Interview with Howard Herman

(3/09/20)Howard Herman

Howard Herman and Michael Lang discuss the benefits of reflective practice and its impact on the quality of mediation practice.

Managing Business Relationships During the Global Coronavirus Health Crisis: A Way Forward

(3/08/20)Ranse Howell

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).

Book Review: The Singapore Convention on Mediation: A Commentary

(3/06/20)Nadja Alexander, Shouyu Chong, Michael Leathes

Anyone managing international business disputes needs to understand the Singapore Convention on Mediation.

Transformative Community Mediation Centers Thriving

(3/06/20)Dan Simon

A handful of community and municipal mediation centers throughout the world are committed to providing mediation exclusively in the transformative model.

Mediated Settlements: The Next Realm of Dispute Resolution in India

(2/29/20)Sahil Kanuga

On July 31, 2019, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (popularly referred to as the “Singapore Convention”) by the Republic of India.

People are Idiots

(2/28/20)Liz Merrill

People are idiots, marriage is dumb, and you’re all going to end up getting divorced eventually--maybe.

Parenting by Looking Away: Sometimes the Best Help Doesn’t Look like Help

(2/28/20)Janet Mueller

As a parent, it is easy to get sucked into the hovering way of being.

How Much Does Divorce Really Cost?

(2/27/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Some who are faced with the prospect of divorce, are deterred by the sheer magnitude of change that will impact their family’s lives.

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