Many may have heard that the Treasury Dep’t and IRS announced today (8/29/13) that same-sex couples who are legally married are “married” for federal income tax purposes, even if they live in a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. Divorce mediators may want to consider a consequence of that, which is raised in this NY Times article, pointed out by Eli Uncyk, a New York City mediator:…Continue
Added by Chuck Newman on August 29, 2013 at 11:57pm — No Comments
As you know, last week’s ConflictMastery™ Quest(ions) blog was entitled “Apologizing” and specifically what constitutes an effective apology. This week’s blog asks more and different questions about making apologies. Doing so can be challenging for some of us – depending on the circumstance - as we do not always know if they will be received well and if the other person is ready and willing…Continue
Added by Cinnie Noble on August 29, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
The negotiation and dispute resolution field pictures itself as having so much to contribute to improving human interactions – relationships, transactions and engaging with conflict.
However – let’s face it:
99% of the population of the planet (a gross under-estimation!) have never taken, and will never take, a negotiation course. They will never buy a negotiation book (and even I buy negotiation books which sit on the shelf unread). They will never read my blog or my Facebook…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on August 27, 2013 at 10:24pm — No Comments
The "What's Happening?" Blog is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past news [HERE]Continue
Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on August 26, 2013 at 9:28pm — No Comments
The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces the following episodes starting
in the month of September, held every Tuesday night from 7:00-7:30 pm CST/8:00-8:30 pm EST.…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on August 26, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments
Effective Mediators & Nonverbal Communication
Guest writer Jeff Thompson is presenting at the 2013 ACR Annual Conference
What really makes a mediator effective? Are the skills you use as a…Continue
In this 24th Episode of the Conflict Specialists Show, Dave Hilton interviews Karl Bayer about his Mediation, Arbitration and Special Master work over the last 25 years.
Some of the topics in today’s episode:
Added by Dave Hilton on August 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
I am an evangelist for the ADR profession. My mission is to use the resources of the Association for Conflict Resolution to develop more career opportunities for ADR students as the next generation of ADR specialists. A mentorship program between ADR students and leaders in the field of conflict resolution is in development via the Association for Conflict Resolution.
The need is to…Continue
Added by John C. Turley on August 23, 2013 at 9:37pm — No Comments
Imagine a world in which important, top-level policy decisions, such as those regarding nuclear power, higher education or foreign relations were made on the basis of real discussion focused on real facts. In these conversations, hype would be washed away, moderate majorities would probably find more voice, and (hopefully) better decisions would be made – with less residual acrimony and polarization.
John Lennon’s “Imagine” material? I don’t think so.…Continue
Added by Mike Maday on August 23, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments
In my latest blog entry, available here, I describe a co-mediation I did with a co-mediator who was accustomed to leading the parties down a problem-solving path. This particular co-mediator was open to sitting back and watching what happened when I simply supported the conversation.
Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on August 22, 2013 at 6:20pm — No Comments
It often happens after an interpersonal dispute that one or both people apologize for something said or done that upset the other person. We may realize our actions were not warranted or that we said something that hurt the other person. We may have shared long-held sentiments that had remained unspoken and then, observe the negative consequences of doing so. We may have acted out of malice and on reflection, admit what we said or did was mean-spirited. The list goes on and any number of…Continue
Added by Cinnie Noble on August 22, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
How can we use words and voice as tools for a more peaceful world? Laurie Schloff, communication coach, author of Smart Speaking, a book called "the best book ever written about speaking" will discuss the top five techniques for communicating in a peaceful,…Continue
Added by Patricia M Porter on August 20, 2013 at 11:19pm — No Comments
The "What's Happening?" Blog is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past news [HERE]…
Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on August 19, 2013 at 7:53pm — No Comments
Stories Mediators Tell
Guest writer Glen Parker is presenting at the 2013 ACR Annual Conference
Story telling is the glue that holds a community together. It is also how we express…Continue
Added by Werner Institute Blog on August 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Folks, here's my (illustrated!) TEDx Talk on Mindfulness in the Midst of Conflict at…Continue
Added by Brad Heckman on August 19, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments
In this special 23rd Episode of the Conflict Specialists Show, Dave Hilton spotlights the Association of Attorney-Mediators and talks to past AAM national president- Trey Bergman.
Some of the topics in today’s episode:
Added by Dave Hilton on August 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
There was an article on the NY Times first page today (Sun, 8/18/13) about the US's failed efforts to have a good effect on the turmoil in Egypt. THIS POST TAKES NO POSITION on what any Egyptians are doing, nor on what US policy should be about events in Egypt. The Times article is here (sign-in may be required; free with subscription or if you have had few views so far this month):…
Added by Chuck Newman on August 18, 2013 at 11:01pm — No Comments
After a conflict is over, it helps to ‘take stock’ of what happened and to learn from the experience. One of the definitions of this idiom – ‘to take stock’ – relevant to a conflict situation is “to think carefully about a situation or event and form an opinion about it, so that you can decide what to do”. Another pertinent …Continue
Added by Cinnie Noble on August 15, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments