Category Archives: Article

How to Prepare for Large Group Mediations

There have been many articles written about mediation and what clients should do to prepare for their first mediation session. These activities including being on time, speaking to your mediator before hand, and even bringing snacks to the meeting. This … Continue reading

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People-oriented Mediation

Charlie Young, an experienced mediator, has come to learn that mediators often forget about the most important part of the mediation: the people. Everyone gets so caught up in the monetary and concrete topics surrounding mediation that they forget that … Continue reading

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The Mediator’s Ethical Filter

There are many times when a mediator is removed from the mediation process because he or she is not neutral or has a conflict of interest. Since neutrality is one of the cornerstones of the mediation process, using an ethical … Continue reading

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President Carter Mediates MLK Jr. Family Case

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s children are turning to mediation to resolve a family dispute. Like many Americans, they want to maintain their privacy and therefore need to stay away from the court system. While the King family turning to … Continue reading

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Deal Protections: Bargaining Strategies in Negotiation

Most of the blogs we have posted and the majority of the articles you read on the internet focus on negotiation between two parties. However, those of us that are regularly involved in the field of negotiation know that negotiators … Continue reading

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Tips for Successful Mediation

Although mediation can be defined in many different ways, Bradley Cummings refers to it as a “voluntary and confidential process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two … Continue reading

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Old School vs. New School Mediation

Mediation is a different type of approach to conflicts. Unlike arbitration where a judge or arbitration decides the outcome of a conflict, mediation allows the parties to come together and find an agreeable resolution themselves. Therefore, it is wrong to … Continue reading

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How to Handle Toxic People in the Workplace

We recently blogged about dealing with difficult people during negotiations. However, the truth is we deal with difficult and toxic people throughout the days and often in our job as arbitrators, mediators, and negotiators. In fact, any person with a … Continue reading

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Cognitive Biases Mediators and Negotiators Should Keep in Mind

For those working in the fields of mediation and negotiation, spotting cognitive biases can be a testament to your experience and capabilities. Cognitive biases are genuine limitations in our thinking that can arise from errors of memory or other miscalculations. … Continue reading

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Mediator’s Proposal Explained

As we have said in previous blog posts, the field of mediation has changed. The Joint Session has become a thing of the past and many mediators attempt to make their work easier by presenting a Mediator’s Proposal in the … Continue reading

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