January 2011 Blog Posts (35)

ODR Blog: ODR, by any other name… Join the hunt?

Out there in cyberspace, Online Dispute Resolution is being developed and practiced by people who have never attended Cyberweek, participated in the International Forum on ODR, or even heard of the term ODR. Their development of the tools and practices of ODR is at least as important as the development work being conducted by the dispute resolution world. ODRBlog is going to hunt these platforms and practitioners down and introduce them to the ODR…

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Added by Noam Ebner on January 31, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Why Listening is Important

(Originally posted at Absolution Mediation)

Listen





I spend a lot of time listening these days.  I have to tell you, it's awesome.  I also am starting to write a fair amount about listening on this blog and on Twitter as well.



So why do I spend time writing and speaking (ironic isn't it?) on listening?



Because there is a true art to…

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Added by Jason Dykstra on January 30, 2011 at 6:29pm — 6 Comments

ADRhub Podcast #15- Nebraska Mediation Assoc.

Episode #15

Nebraska Mediation Association

 

 Join host Jeff Thompson and Nebraska Mediation Association's current President, Bryan Hanson (also Werner Institute Assistant Director), as they discuss…

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Added by ADRhub Podcast on January 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION: A SOURCEBOOK -- NEW PUBLICATION FROM ACR AND ISCT

The Association for Conflict Resolution

and the Institute for the Study of Conflict Resolution

announce

 

A NEW PUBLICATION!

 

TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION: A SOURCEBOOK…

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Added by Robert A. Baruch Bush on January 28, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Mediators: What If They Don't Pay?

I have been using Twitter to find some great blog postings and articles. This is how I found today's guest blogger, Kelly S. (who needs to know her last name anyway?), aka @KolorKube.



I know we all mediate and do conflict coaching because we love the work we do yet at the sametime accumulating smiles does not pay the bills.



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Added by Jeff Thompson on January 25, 2011 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

Fairly Legal: A Win/Win? The decision has been made and it's ...

There is clearly a lot of ruckus around this show right now.

I propose that this ruckus is a “win/win” (to quote Kate Reed).

1) This show has sparked a few debates in the mediation world: “Fairly Legal is a perversion of the truth!”, “‘Fairly Legal??’ The double-entendre of the name alone is enough to make people think mediation is a laughing stock!”, and my favorite “With mediators portrayed like Kate Reed, clients will be expecting mediators to look and act like Kate…

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Added by Clare Fowler on January 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Whats Happening 01.25.11

The ADR Book Club is starting February 6th, 2011. The idea and concept behind the book club is to bring various conflict resolution professionals,…
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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on January 25, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Women and Negotiation Blog Talk Radio Series

Please join us Tuesday, January 25th at 7pm CST on The Texas Conflict Coach Blog Talk Radio show titled "Negotiation and Conflict: Why We Must Fake It til We Make It" with Executive Coach, Lisa Gates and attorney-mediator, Vickie Pynchon.

 

Past January shows in the Women and Negotiation Series

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Added by Patricia M Porter on January 24, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fairly Legal: Positives

Reposted from www.FairlyLegal.wordpress.com.  Click there for full blog and additional posts.

First--if you're a mediator--you know that most people think the mediation profession is a misspelled form of meditation.  Simply put: the average TV watcher is just not that familiar with what mediation is.

Most common response when I tell people I'm a mediator (after their eyes have glazed over): "So, you like do…

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Added by Clare Fowler on January 24, 2011 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Commercial Mediation in Ontario

Ontario has recently enacted the Commercial Mediation Act.  There is a good overview " Mediation More Attractive in Ontario" by Sheldon Burshtein at  : http://www.blakes.com/english/legal_updates/litigation/jan_2011/MA.pdf

 

Colm

Added by Colm Brannigan on January 24, 2011 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Realtors are Creating Ombuds Programs to Offer Stakeholders an Alternative Dispute Resolution Option

Local Realtor boards across the US are turning to Ombuds programs in growing numbers to address concerns from consumers and Realtors. The first program was started by the California Association of Realtors and was well received. Subsequently, the National Association of Realtors adopted a policy that serves as the model for local Realtor organizations.  (Although the NAR policy has been widely copied, it is not available online.)



The standards for Realtor Ombuds are distinct from… Continue

Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on January 24, 2011 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

Fairly Legal or Barely Ethical?

(Originally posted at Absolution Mediation



Over the past few months I have waited with baited breath for this show Fairly Legal to come to television. Many questions have passed through my mind (as well as other mediators, I’m sure) about how this show is going to portray mediation. And finally it debuted on U.S. airwaves last week with USA Network (watch it…

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Added by Jason Dykstra on January 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Skills - They Take Work

(Orginally posted at Absolution Mediation)

Plates & glasses Every time I move I am faced with a major crisis.  The kitchen cupboards.  I can never remember where we put the plates, where the cheese slicer is, where my favourite pan is, and I know you have the same thing.  However, time goes on and the more we reach for that (enter search item…

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Added by Jason Dykstra on January 21, 2011 at 6:43pm — 3 Comments

Mediation in prime time....I like it!

 

The much anticipated "Fairly Legal" made its debut last night. Although, many may of not been on the edge of your seat waiting for this program to air but it sure had a ton of media hype the last few weeks.

 

My email and email alerts were inundated with a steady stream of press releases, interviews with the stars, and even other people blogging about this show.

 

So, what was all the hype? Most of it was because the USA network does an amazing job (in my…

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Added by Lynsee Swisher on January 21, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

NYT article: Economix: Borderless Economy, Jobless Prosperity

Here is a current article on the jobless recovery by Nancy Folbre.  I have worked for the "elite super rich" in my career which prompted me to write a response to this article.  I also attribute my reaction to my Jesuit education at Creighton and my resolve to follow St. Ignatius of Loyola's guidelines of Ignatian Spirituality.

 

JCT

 

January 17, 2011, 6:00 am… Continue

Added by John C. Turley on January 19, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

Mediation Rally Offers...Free Cookies!

"Hmmm, is she being evaluative here?"

 

(new television show on mediation debuts 01.19.11, above is the star of the show who portrays a mediator)…



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Added by Jeff Thompson on January 18, 2011 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

Not Mea Culpa: Mediators' Talent for the Blame Game

Spend a little time inside any mediators’ discussion group and it won’t be long before someone complains how hard it is to be a full-time mediator. Interestingly, they invariably externalize blame, attributing it primarily to two causes: (i) prospective clients don’t understand mediation; and (ii) access to cases is controlled by lawyers or the courts.

Yet neither is true — or at least, neither is the show-stopper these hand-wringers would have us believe. Mediation has become…

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Added by Paul Merlyn on January 18, 2011 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

We all have a story to tell

(Originally posted at Absolution Mediation)

What is it about a story that makes people so intrigued?  This past Friday I posted the above status on Facebok; Once…

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Added by Jason Dykstra on January 18, 2011 at 7:22am — No Comments

What's Happening



Steve Mehta- Many times a month, I will be in a mediation and an attorney will tell…
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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on January 18, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Do You Debrief? Some Tips That Might Help



After reading Alex Yaroslavsky's recent blog post titled "The Value of Language," I thought about reflection and debriefing. It is something I think is very valuable and is critical…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on January 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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