Bathabile Mthombeni- Check out Tara Fishler's work if you want to see mediation's future. Tara had the good fortune of knowing very early on what she wanted to do with her life: work with children. She started with a self-designed "Children's Studies" major at SUNY Brockport
Patricia M Porter- We all have conflict in our lives, some disputes are more explosive and destructive than others. Maybe it is a long-term conflict with your neighbor over the property line, or a parenting plan has gone awry between you and your ex-spouse, or your business partners don't like how the business is run or being run down. In each of these potential scenarios, parties are stuck in a cycle of destruction and contribute to the escalation of the dispute.
(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Yesterday a good friend of mine called me in tears. She said she had a very upsetting interaction with someone she had known for many years and didn't know what to do about it. Our conversation during those first few minutes was dominated by a flurry of emotions.