August 2012 Blog Posts (17)

No Kidding About Bullying

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What fuels bullying? Why do kids bully, and how can we help them stop? On this segment we'll be providing answers to these questions along with effective tools you can use at home and in schools.

Find out:

- The difference between conflict and bullying

- The number one reason kids bully

- Other factors that can fuel bullying

- How to help kids manage…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on August 28, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments

The Texas Conflict Coach® September Radio Shows

The Texas Conflict Coach® Radio Blog Show” September Series

 

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio show announces the following shows starting

in the month of September, held every Tuesday night from 7:00-7:30 pm CST/8:00-8:30 pm EST. 

To participate, either go to the designated…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on August 27, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Work it (out)! Mediation Training Amidst Fabulous Fall Fashions.

 

Folks, here's an article in the big fat fall fashion edition of ELLE magazine...about New York Peace Institute's Mediation Training. Bob Morris, author of Assisted Loving, recently took our training, and put it to good use on the homefront with his hubby, Ira.



GIVE PEACE A CHANCE



Bob Morris had an anger problem, in his marriage and his life. Could mediation—typically used to resolve conflict as…

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Added by Brad Heckman on August 23, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

"Actions Speak Louder": How Nonverbal Social Skills Affect Kids Conflicts

Many kids don't know "the language of social success" -- how to send and receive nonverbal communication that helps them make friends and manage their social relationships. They are often isolated and targeted for teasing and bullying. We can help you to identify these children and give you resources to teach them how to use nonverbal communication more effectively.

 

Tricia Jones is a Professor of Education at Temple University in…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on August 21, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

The seven deadly sins of mediation

From Foreignpolicy.com: 

The seven deadly sins of mediation

Lakhdar Brahimi, the former Algerian foreign minister and veteran U.N. trouble-shooter, was appointed lead mediator for Syria on Friday, placing the 78-year-old diplomat at the forefront of international efforts to head off a lengthy civil war in Syria.

Brahimi…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on August 20, 2012 at 9:31pm — No Comments

What's Happening [08.21.12]

The 7 Deadly Sins of Mediation

Lakhdar Brahimi, the former Algerian foreign minister and veteran U.N. trouble-shooter, was appointed lead mediator for Syria on Friday, placing the 78-year-old diplomat at the forefront of international efforts to head off a lengthy civil war in…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on August 20, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

ABA Creates Task Force to Consider Internal Dispute Resolution Program

The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution has created an Ombuds Task Force "to explore the feasibility of offering ombuds services as an ABA Member Benefit." Bennett Feigenbaum and Peter Scarpato have been appointed to co-chair the group, but other members have not been identified.  One of their first…

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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on August 17, 2012 at 6:09pm — 2 Comments

International Ombudsman Association Issues Call for Conference Proposals

The professional association for Organizational Ombuds is seeking speaker presentation proposals and topic suggestions for the IOA 8th Annual Conference taking place April 21-24, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, FL.

Each year, IOA hosts an annual conference to promote the Ombuds profession, provide…

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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on August 17, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Support Peer Mediation!!

Community Mediation, Inc. in Hamden, CT has been working in the New Haven and Hamden schools to train youth to be peer mediators for many years.  Most of our work is funded by grants and some funds from the Board of Education.  Sadly, those funds don't allow us to purchase something that would allow the mediators to stand out from other students.  No safety badges, t-shirts, or even buttons that tell students who the mediators are.  We are hoping you will help us change that.

We…

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Added by Joe Brummer on August 15, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Why Contact An Ombudsman? A Conversation with Cornell University's Ombudman

What is an organizational ombudsman? Tune in and listen to Linda Falkson and Adam Kleinbergerfrom the Cornell University Ombudsman Office, as they talk about how their office helps people regarding a problem or conflict, as part of the caring community serving students, faculty and staff. They offer an explanation of the ethical principles that guide their work-- independence, neutrality, confidentiality and informality and how they are helpful to those that…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on August 15, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on August 13, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Seeking chapter writers for a book , "Revolutionizing the Interaction Between State and Citizens through Digital Communications"

I am editing a book on how the digital revolution is changing the relationship between states and citizens.  The book will be published in 2013 and chapter proposals are due September 30th. Attached is the detailed call for chapters.

Thanks in advance.

Sam Edwards, JD, LLM

Green Mountain College…

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Added by Sam Edwards on August 8, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Got School Conflict? Kids Mediate

As an educator, is conflict in the classroom interfering with teaching? Is your child missing out on classroom instruction because of conflict? Does your child come home upset, with hurt feelings and or justdown-right angrybecause they are feeling powerless to fix a difficult situation? Then, why not use peer mediation?

In our Back to School series, Got…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on August 8, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Judge Praises Transformative Mediation

In this blog entry , read about how Judge Bruce Peterson of Minneapolis believes that the divorces should not be subjected to court.  He says that court is about coercion and the threat of coercion.  And he says that transformative mediation might be an answer.

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on August 8, 2012 at 12:16am — No Comments

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on August 6, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments

FREEZING WHEN IN CONFLICT

When considering that one response to being provoked is to freeze, this week’s blog encourages thinking about what that means and what to do about it. So, what does freezing mean in the context of conflict? It may be a matter of becoming hard and cold internally or towards the other person or both. It may also be a reaction that reflects feeling immobilized. We feel powerless to know what to say or do. Typically, our brains are ‘on hold’ and we are not able to think at these times. These and…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on August 2, 2012 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

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