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Conflict at Epsicopal Seminary Breaks Down When Faculty Demand an Ombuds

For the past month, eight out of ten full-time faculty members at the General Theological Seminary…See More
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Hair Trigger Temper

You may have heard the phrase hair trigger temper referring to someone who reacts strongly when…See More
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Weekly Updates

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].

Lowballing the Public: Mediators serving without a binding ethics code on 40 hours of training

Patricia M Porter- The practice of mediation is largely unregulated throughout the United States. In contrast to more formalized professions, such as nursing, social work, law, medicine or accounting, mediators generally have a fraction of the training, have no required ethics code, and no minimum quality testing. Dr. Goetzwill chronicle current efforts in voluntary mediator certification underway in California to raise the level of mediator education and training and require a binding ethics code to serve the public.

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ISCT by Dan Simon- When employers want to handle conflict in their organizations, in a way that resolves disputes and improves work environment, they choose transformative mediation. The State of Ohio is the most recent large organization to provide its employees with the option of using transformative mediation.  You can read more about the program here.

Brazil: Policemen trained on conflict resolution - Then go into Favelas

Samuel Bakion- Although this was written in 2011, this is still a big step for Brasil. The national police have a history of being violent and overbearing. This is interesting! I'm wondering how this complimented the Pacification of the Favelas (UPP).



From the Guardian article: 

An escalation of murders, revenge killings and fire-bombings have prompted talk of a war between the police and gangsters. Favela residents and NGOs say the situation is now more tense than at any time since 2010, when the authorities began a "pacification" programme to regain control of communities from armed traffickers.

The government is expected to announce details of the military deployment in the coming days, before the expected arrival in June of hundreds of thousands of football fans, players and support staff for the seven World Cup matches that will be held in Rio.

The pacification campaign is a crucial element in the city's preparations for the tournament. Since it started, 38 police pacification units (UPP) have been established in favela communities, which are now occupied by more than 9,000 police...

Expectations and Conflict

Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) is running an Online Auction from Nov. 9th - 23rd!

Starting on November 9th, 2014, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) will be auctioning off over 100 fun and unique items to raise funding for the organization.

Get your Holiday Shopping done early this year! From the convenience of your home or office, you can purchase items well below their retail value and have them shipped to the address of your choice, all while supporting a wonderful cause!

Come back and visit us on Nov. 9th and start bidding on our amazing selection of Auctionable Items, all of which will be previewed on this webage in the early Fall!

View items [HERE] and read more [HERE]. 


  • Cornell e-Mediation Competition 2014 
    Coordinated by Katrina Nobles and Richard Todd
  • ABA Ethics Competition 2014
    Coordinated by Kristen Blankley

  • Open Form for Sharing Articles, Publications, & Articles
    Moderated by the Cyberweek Planning Committee

  • Cyberweek Lounge 2014 
    Moderated by the Cyberweek Planning Committee



Monday, November 3rd

Live Webinars:

  • Modria: Developments and Demonstration
    Presented by Colin Rule @ 11:30AM Eastern time

  • Technology and ADR: The Future is Here
    Presented by Mark Norych @ 2:00PM Eastern time

  • A Panel Discussion on ODR and Ethics
    Presented by Kristen Blankley, Susan Exon, & Daniel Rainey @ 3:30PM Eastern time

  • Challenges & Innovations in Responding to Digital Bullying
    Presented by Leah Wing, Bill Warters, & Mrinalini Rao @ 4:45 Eastern time

See the full schedule [HERE].


Modria: Developments and Demonstration - Live Webinar

Started by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute in Cyberweek 2014. Last reply by Bryan Hanson 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Modria: Developments and DemonstrationMonday, November 3rd @ 11:30AM Eastern time ______________________________________________ Return to Cyberweek 2014 HomepageContinue

Searching for legal support with an EEOC filing of discrimination in NYC metro area

Started by Terri Colby Barr in Academia. Last reply by Randy Hoerschgen 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

In search of an attorney to support an EEOC filing of disability and/or national origin discrimination on contingency basis. Need someone experienced in collegiate level issues. This is a high profile situation.

Tags: access, Ph.D., equal, disability, national

ADRhub.com Webinar (October/2014) Peer Case Consultation: An Approach to Professional Development

Started by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute in ADRhub Webinars. Last reply by Bryan Hanson on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Peer Case Consultation: an approach to professional development …Continue

Cyberweek 2014 - Program Schedule

Started by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute in Cyberweek 2014 Oct 24. 0 Replies


Using 2.0 Technology Systems for the Prevention and/or Resolution of School Conflicts

Started by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute in Cyberweek 2014 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi everybody!  I am a teacher concerned about the violence at school.  In the last few years, Argentine Government has implemented a program called “To connect equality” aimed to bring all students closer to technology.  Under this program, students…Continue

Is your boss making you sick?

Started by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute in General News & Articles on Monday. 0 Replies

By Rebecca Shannonhouse- Having a bad boss can make your work life a misery, but it can also make you sick, both…Continue

Ombudsman at Prince George's County Public Schools

Started by Tom A. Kosakowski in Jobs 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

The large school district in Maryland has reopened the search for an Ombudsman.  The job description, qualifications, and pay range have been revised significantly from the prior search in May. According to the job posting, "The incumbent of this…Continue

The Texas Conflict Coach Radio Show: Tech for Justice - Austin Using Technology to Expand Access to Justice

Started by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute in Cyberweek 2014 14 hours ago. 0 Replies

Many have said that the judiciary often trails the private sector in its use of technology. Courts have been attempting to close this gap but need the help of the technology sector to succeed. David Slayton and Jeff Aresty will discuss how the…Continue

Integration and Influence of Crowdsourcing in Electronic Dispute Resolution

Started by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute in Cyberweek 2014 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

The term "crowdsourcing" comes from “crowd”  and “outsourcing "; it is distinguished from outsourcing in that the work comes from an undefined public rather than being commissioned from a specific, named group. Crowdsourcing is the process of…Continue

Open Forum for Sharing Articles, News, & Trends in ODR

Started by ADRhub.com- Werner Institute in Cyberweek 2014 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

This forum is intended to encourage the sharing of articles or news and to discuss general trends about ODR that may not be included in the rest of the forum discussions. Please post or embed a link to any file you would like included in the forum…Continue

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