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Negotiation Articles


Will More Harassment Training Ever Work?

(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey

A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.

The Hypothetical or Trial Balloon Tactic

(3/15/19)Phyllis Pollack

When on a recent cruise, I had a real lesson in negotiating!

Wanted: Diverse Divorce Practitioners. Why Diversity is Good for All of Us

(3/15/19)Valerie Qian

Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.

The Impact of Mediation in India

(3/08/19)Arjun Pal

How has mediation impacted India?

Embodied Conflict - Chapter II. The Neural Encoding Function

(3/02/19)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Maybe, It’s Not As Bad As You Think

(3/01/19)Cinnie Noble

There are times when I’ve found myself reacting poorly to something another person says or does and then, discover I misinterpreted their intent.

Introduction to Embodied Conflict: the neural roots of conflict and communication

(3/01/19)Tim Hicks

Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.

Building Blocks of Mediation, Communication, and Feedback

(3/01/19)Steven Goldman

As I reflect on my 20 years in the mediation field things always seem to point to a few common denominators of why I am sitting at the table attempting to help others facilitate a meaningful and productive discussion.

What's Aspiration and What's Bullying?

(3/01/19)Arran Heal

There’s a thin line between a high-performance workplace with high expectations and an organisation poisoned by bullying.

Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce

(3/01/19)Michele Lowrance

A practicing mediator and retired judge explains why mediation may be a better option than litigation for high-conflict cases.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Ideological Divide - Part 1

(2/26/19)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Two Shrewd Legislative Negotiators / Mediators

(2/22/19)John Lande

This is a little-known story of how Barbara Jordan mediated a comprehensive agreement on immigration policy.

One Size Does Not Fit All - And the War Within

(2/15/19)Paul Rajkowski

In the mediation world we get trained and know that “neutral“ is the role for the mediator.

How Three Geniuses Solved Workplace Conflicts

(2/15/19)Melissa Marzett

It is fascinating to trace how management has been resolving conflicts arising in production over the past 100 years, how production management developed.

A Strong Foundation in Canadian Collaborative, Consensus Processes

(2/15/19)Robyn Jacobsen

Why is collaboration so important in today’s world?

Ken Cloke Discusses Political Negotiation - Video

(2/12/19)Kenneth Cloke

Dispute Resolution leader Kenneth Cloke discusses how we can discuss politics to bring about change instead of division.

Ombuds and Mediation

(2/11/19)Bina Patel

Today, the term ombudsman serves as a neutral representative. Its function is becoming a necessity in various industries including, healthcare, academia, private, public, and non-profit organizations.

Get Curious!

(2/08/19)Lori Frank

This article, from Victoria-based Lori Frank, discusses how to open up your communication by using open-ended questions.

Journey Toward a Social Lab Approach to Change

(2/08/19)Nancy Cameron

A small group of us in British Columbia have been collectively grappling with what we can do to leverage the uncertainty created by a time of great change.

Canadian Ombudsman Impartiality Is a Delicate Balance

(2/01/19)Michael Erdle

The recent announcement that another major Canadian bank is withdrawing from the national banking ombudsman service in favour of a private dispute resolution service for customer banking complaints raises interesting questions about independence and impartiality.

A Case of Bad Bargaining Practices

(1/31/19)Joshua Javits

The shutdown over a wall on the southern border shows how the political parties have ignored and violated several tenets of bargaining essential to reach an agreement.

7 Tips for Writing a Strong Mediation Brief

(1/31/19)Freddie Tubbs

Your mediation brief is critical to the mediation process.

Our Pet Friendly Legislature (and other new Laws) for 2019!

(1/22/19)Phyllis Pollack

At the start of each new year, I like to see what new laws our California Legislature has passed.

Disability, Conflict, and Adaptive Thinking

(1/22/19)Amy Sereday

As a conflict resolution practitioner, one of my goals is to change the way people see conflict.

Creating Effective Parenting Plans

(1/22/19)Leyla Balakhane

This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.

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