Oslo by J.T. Rogers, awarded a Tony on June 11, 2017 for best Broadway play of the season, documents the backstory secret negotiations which led to the Israeli-P.L.O. Peace Accord of 1993. This negotiation highlights the power of humility, patience and persistence.
When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.
Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.
Before we talk about mediation and the value of early mediation, let’s start with two key questions to ask yourself about your dispute.
When discussing different forms of conflict intervention, the various processes are sometimes listed in order of increasing party control.
Is it time to revise the Model Standards for Mediators?
Life’s lessons come when you least expect them, and my mediation training comes in handy at such unexpected times.
This case of the "wall of pin stripes" provides an example of the paradox of mediation.
This article describes a process. The process the parties engaged in was so expensive and time-consuming that they felt abused by that system.
This article is the 4th in a series on Negotiation, entitled Strategic Negotiation.
The use of the joint session in mediation has been a hot topic of study and debate in recent years.
What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation but not a hopeless one — so don’t give up before trying some tried and true strategies to bring them onboard.
When I first began a career in mediation, almost thirty years ago, we often needed to convince others of the benefits of mediation.
One of the first things I learned about in game theory was the prisoner’s dilemma.
An apology can be given on many levels from a general acknowledgement at one end of the spectrum to a profound apology at the other end.
Most novice and experienced conflict mediators alike feel themselves viscerally tighten in the face of an impending impasse. However, current studies in neuroscience suggest that frustration can be useful in fomenting creative problem solving.
Morton Deutsch, the great social psychologist of common sense, explained the difference between competition and cooperation thus: “if you’re positively linked with another, then you sink or swim together."
When it comes to defining mediation, I am not a strict constructionist.
We all function through thinking processes we develop from early childhood. These “mindsets” determine how we react, how we analyze, how we plan and how we make decisions.
Every successful negotiation requires that you have a sound strategy. In this article I will explain the steps that I believe you should follow when developing a mediation strategy.
In preparing for an argument or negotiation we need to research the facts. We’ll never make the other party change his or her opinion if we don’t understand it.
ODR is thought to supplement existing ADR methods to address disputes quickly and adequately using technology and the Internet.
Sounds contradictory, I admit, but it’s an interesting concept and raises an interesting question: Do we always have to agree before taking action?
Focus and preparation are the muscles that will give us the perspective and control we need right from the starting gate.
On the evening of Tuesday March 28th 2017, a pop-up mediation event on Brexit took place at the Grassmarket Community Centre in Edinburgh.
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