February 2017 Blog Posts (22)

Conflict Chat: Navigating the Dating World Without Getting In Your Own Way

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Got Conflict? If you have a conflict with someone and are not sure how to handle it, then let us know. Here is your opportunity to ask your question with Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation.

Think about it. Are you currently engaged in an…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 28, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Shared Reality or Not?

This is critical to remember …

There really is no such thing as a shared reality.

Our perception of the world is based on our very own set of experiences and history and just like our fingerprints, NO TWO ARE ALIKE.

Each of us has a story that has been created over our lifetime. And even if we grew up in the same family or worked with the same people, when we experience a common life event, we may think that we have a shared…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on February 27, 2017 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Seeking Pasta Wars Translations!

Many of you have participated in the Pasta Wars simulation, and I've shared it, in the past, on ADRHub. Some of you have been kind enough to write (on the Hub, or privately) of your own work with the the simulation. So, I turn to you as I seek to make the simulation accessible by a wider group of educators and trainers.

I know many people have used this Prisoners Dilemma simulation-game in different…

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Added by Noam Ebner on February 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Irony Behind Much-Needed Affection

How many of you have dealt with a cranky child who’s in the midst of a tantrum? If you have a child over the age of 2, I imagine all of you have experienced a meltdown or two (or three, or four…).

And, you’ve probably experienced the frustration and anxiety some of these tantrums can produce in you, too. There are few things more irritating that trying to soothe a child who, frankly, is really making you angry at the moment. In those times, many parents will yell back. Some will walk…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on February 23, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dignity, Humiliation, and Conflict

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights," this is the first statement of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since this declaration's adoption in 1948, political rights have been foregrounded. Now the time has come for humankind to give dignity sustainable attention. Human rights are embedded in dignity, but dignity has a larger humanizing…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 21, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a roundup of the all the ADR news, research, jobs, events and more

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a roundup of the all the ADR news, research, jobs, events and more. Check it out, and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on February 21, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Student Writing Competition (JD and LLM students only, sorry :-( )

The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators are proud to announce the inauguration of the NYSBA/ACCTM National Championship Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Student Writing Competition.

A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winning submittal as judged by the Editorial Board of the ACCTM American Journal of Mediation along with select Fellows of the College and members of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution…

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Added by Noam Ebner on February 21, 2017 at 9:16am — No Comments

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

You’ve heard the saying “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” before.  It means that you shouldn’t blame the bearer of bad news for the news that he/she is delivering.

So … what does that have to do with conflict?

I am going to draw the parallel to anger.

Anger is a messenger.

It may look or act like…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on February 20, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments

March 28 William Ury Onlive in Odr Latinoamerica

Un evento sin precedentes

PROGRAMA INTERNACIONAL DE MEDIACION 

El conocimiento y la experiencia de los mayores expertos mundiales en el campo de la mediación



Pre-inscripción aquí:…

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Added by Alberto Elisavetsky on February 17, 2017 at 9:46pm — No Comments

ACR Health care section

I recently learned that the Association of Conflict Resolution has a Healthcare section.  I know Creighton does a lot with their graduate NDR program and health care.  We are working on setting up some free webinars and I'm just wondering how I can share the information.  Any suggestions?

Added by Sandra Moore on February 17, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments

How To Mourn the Loss of a Friendship

When I talk to clients about grief, they often think I’m referring to the physical death of a loved one. But, I remind them that grief is much larger than that – yes, it usually refers to the mourning process over the physical death of someone. But, grief is also the process by which we mourn the loss of anything – even friendship.

For those who feel they must end a friendship due to too much ongoing conflict, the figurative “death” of the relationship can be traumatizing. So,…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on February 16, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Learn How to Diminish Digital Conflict and Cyberbullying

Cyberbulling Join us as we talk with Dan Raisbeck, co-founder of The Cybersmile Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support and education for people who are affected by online abuse and cyberbullying. Dan talks about the work that Cybersmile does and how people can lower the risk of becoming a…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 14, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Everything else in our lives has changed. What about negotiation?

I’ve just shared a new article, Negotiation is Changing, on SSRN. If you negotiate regularly, or teach or research negotiation, you may enjoy taking a look at it.

Over the past couple of decades, we have changed in so many ways. Think about the significant shifts in how you spend your time, interact with others, conduct your business, and engage with friends. Most of the changes…

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Added by Noam Ebner on February 13, 2017 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Does Our Intent = Our Actions?

I started thinking about this blog topic because I read an article about a famous American who thought he was open to negotiation and compromise. Was he? I’m not sure. But apparently, he thought so.

Stephen Covey said that “We judge ourselves by our intentions …”  however, others don’t know anything about our intentions. They can’t read our minds. All they can observe are our…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on February 13, 2017 at 10:22am — No Comments

Who Makes the “Best” Parent?

When I work with families, the subject of parenting is definitely a hot topic! I’m often asked questions like, “Should both parents work outside the home?” “What’s better – quality time or more time in general?” “Should Dad be more involved in his childrens’ lives”

At the crux of all these questions, of course is this: “How can I be the best parent for my child(ren)?”

Of course, everyone wants a surefire solution to this age-old questions, but I only offer one answer:…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on February 9, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Courage, Curiosity and Connection Changes Communities - What is Your Part in Social Justice?

Social Justice

We often hear the term ‘social justice’ but what is it and why does it matter?

In this world where’s there’s increasing hostility towards difference, how can we be upstanders for social justice not only in the workplace but also in our family and friendship networks?

We talk to Dr.…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 7, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict [02/07/17]

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

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on February 7, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Do Social Media Conversations Get Ugly?

The latest blog entry explains why transformative mediation sessions are different from online conversations. Read it here.

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on February 6, 2017 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Cooking with Conflict

Gastrodiplomacy is on the rise, and I, for one, want in on it.

People tend to be more positively inclined towards a country after eating its food. As this issue of Public Diplomacy suggests, this has encouraged many countries to intentionally spread their country’s cuisine as part of the cultural outreach practiced by their embassies and consulates.…

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Added by Noam Ebner on February 6, 2017 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Letting Perfect be the Enemy of the Good

I chose this topic for today’s post because it’s the first day of the Nevada Legislature. And I am about to be immersed in a pretty adversarial place for the next 120 days.

Many years ago,  I heard the phrase “don’t let perfect stand in the way of good” and I will admit … I wasn’t quite sure what advice a legislator was trying to give a group of us that legislative session.

However, over the years, I have learned.

The legislative process can…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on February 6, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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