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In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.
It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.
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Working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for organizations to demonstrate their emotional qualities.
The COVID-19 pandemic and a series of government shutdown orders have negatively impacted many contracts and commercial leases, either preventing or slowing performance and upending the expectations of contracting parties.
By the time Lee visited HR to request a mediation, he was frustrated and mad.
Lawyers love conflict. They thrive on it. If anyone can coexist with conflict, it’s a lawyer.
FUBAR Zoom mediation: A Field Guide for Mediators. FUBAR = Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
The Franklin County Municipal Court (FCMC), located in Columbus, Ohio offers online, text-message mediation. This article highlights the data from mediations completed entirely online, by text message, in one of FCMC’s mediations programs.
Recently, I did a consultation with two long-term employees who had periodic flare ups of conflict. Here are some of the suggestions I gave the owner.
Biden and Harris won the election, but what exactly did they win? What was lost in the process? And, as mediators and citizens, what do we do next?
This article focuses on a specialized class of employment law and human rights issues where there an overlap exists between matters of creed or religion and the legal relationship. In heterogeneous societies, people will disagree, sometimes passionately and fundamentally, over socio-politics, economics, spirituality and other beliefs and conduct.
Mediate.com is launching a project with mediator-designed resources called Build the Toolbox.
This article looks at how to resolve your property dispute as a commercial tenant, home renter, or landlord.
Will the future have room for both virtual and in-person mediation? The pandemic is presenting a generational opportunity for accommodation and change.
This article is a comparison of two facilitation approaches to group decision-making.
This is a personality test, just for those in the dispute resolution field. Because mediators deserve a personality test too.
Article 30 of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration encourages resolution of disputes through a settlement between parties by way of mediation.
As more mediators practice via Zoom and experience Zoom fatigue, they are discovering something about themselves.
COVID-19 caused a surge in commercial and interpersonal conflict. At the same time, courts are closed, halting society’s traditional route of dispute resolution.
As the world continues to grapple with racial injustice and unrest as masses of people from all ethnicities protest in the streets, this article examines the subliminal influence of historical racial symbols and practices namely, statues and monuments, slave plantation sites and tours, market houses where slaves were sold, and street names that bear the scars of slavery.
In the US, and in different ways in countries around the world, we are now facing five, and perhaps six significant crises, each with its own distinct set of conflicts.
Practicing effective communication is one of the most impactful ways to prevent conflict in the workplace.
This article combines voices from all 7 continents as they discuss how COVID has affected the conflict resolution field around them.