Jeff Thompson's Blog – September 2010 Archive (9)

Mindfulness & Body Language

Greetings from the 'Land Down Under'!



While traveling in Australia, primarily for holidays, those who know me know I always manage to do some work too! With that said, last week I gave a talk at Southern Cross University's Lismore campus which was also broadcasted to two other campuses (hooray for technology!).



The topic was on basic nonverbal verbal communication- how to use it properly and also how to identify certain gestures used by others. I will not go into the… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on September 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Communication skills gap revealed in end of life care

From www.NursingTimes.net:



Nurses do not have the skills needed to talk to patients about their end of life care, research has found.

The research, by the NHS national end of life care programe, discovered that while most health and social care staff have some involvement in end of life care, the majority have not…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 27, 2010 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Obama Announces New U.S. Approach At U.N.

I thought some might find this interesting:

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/ CBS 2/AP) - President Barack Obama told a U.N. conference that the United States is changing its approach to development to focus less on spending money and more on really helping countries develop.

That means using diplomacy, trade, investment policies and other resources to help them prosper.

The changed approach is spelled out in the administration’s new global development policy,…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 23, 2010 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Cops Called To Mediation Session

Cops Called To Sto-Rox High School When Mediation Goes Bad

Shouting, Pushing Breaks Out During Group Session With 12 Girls

STOWE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police officers were called to Sto-Rox High School after reports of a large disturbance and a fight involving female students Tuesday morning.

"I talked to some of these gals and I told them, you…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 18, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Conflict Resolution For Kids



I found this today and thought it would be a fun read for those mediators out there with children!

From
www.Babble.com

Recently, my friend's four-year-old had a preschool classmate over for a play date. All was…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 10, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Mediator Quits!

Belgium back in crisis as mediator quits

(Reuters) - Belgium plunged back into political crisis on Saturday as the politician trying to broker formation of a government quit, almost three months after an election.

King Albert accepted the resignation of French-speaking Socialist leader Elio Di Rupo, the second mediator who has failed to bridge the divide between French and Dutch speaking parties that besets Belgian…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 10, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Mediator warns most activists in favour of fighting on

From IrishTimes.com:

A PROFESSIONAL mediator who was deeply involved in previous Basque peace processes, on behalf of a European government, told The Irish Times yesterday he was concerned that as few as 15 per cent of Eta members might be in favour of the new ceasefire.

[There are ] “ young people between 19 and 21 who have joined the movement imbued with all its mythology, and still want to…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 10, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

National Academy of Distinguished Neutral



Did anyone else know about this? Is there a need- especially when we have IMI, CPR-ADR, & JAMS among others?
Here's one answer:
“Most long-standing ADR organizations charge corporations thousands of dollars in fees simply for access to a list such as ours,” commented Darren Lee,…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 2, 2010 at 8:39pm — No Comments

FINRA Members Not Happy With Ombudsman, Changes on the Way?

Originally posted at www.EnjoyMediation.com

A recent reuters article mentions how there were recent elections to the board of FINRA. Many members, and representing firms are not happy with it's current setup.



"Three small-broker executives became on August 12 the first dissidents ever to win election to the Financial Industry…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 1, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

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