Entries by Kevin Brown

Call for Presentations- 2017

Call for Presentations THE 4TH ANNUAL WORLD MEDIATION SUMMIT-MADRID The Tradition Continues – !!!! NEW VENUE !!!! The Annual World Mediation Summit-Madrid (WMS) will continue our tradition of bringing together the most innovative minds in mediation as well as international thought provoking and forward thinking experts in the fields of ADR. This is your opportunity […]

Post by Robert A. Baruch Bush, Joseph P. Folger

Reclaiming Mediation’s Future: Getting Over the Intoxication of Expertise, Re-Focusing on Party Self-Determination by Robert A. Baruch Bush, Joseph P. Folger For us and the colleagues we’ve worked with for many years, our first premise has always been that self-determination, or what we call empowerment, is the central and supreme value of mediation – a […]

Joining a conflict system: it pays to know your style

CAUSES OF CONFLICT, CONFLICT, DEVELOPING THE FIELD, GROWTH OF THE FIELD (CHALLENGES, NEW SECTORS, ETC.), INSTINCT, MEDIATION PRACTICE, PRACTICAL CHALLENGES FOR MEDIATORS, TIPS, TRAINING Joining a conflict system: it pays to know your style Charlie Irvine University of Strathclyde “You cannot direct a living system; you can only disturb it”1 When mediators join a conflict, […]

The Future of Mediation: Be Less Certain—and More Flexible

The Future of Mediation: Be Less Certain—and More Flexible by Bernard Mayer An upfront confession— I have no idea what the future of mediation holds—and I don’t think anyone else does either. I still can’t believe Ronald Reagan was elected President (or for that matter Governor of California), so I have no illusions about my […]

Healing Old Hatreds at Work or Anywhere

Healing Old Hatreds at Work or Anywhere by Lorraine Segal October 2016 Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine Segal One of the sources of unresolved conflict at work and elsewhere can be unconscious (or conscious) bias and prejudice. But instead of reacting, you can choose to respond and communicate. A few years ago, I unexpectedly encountered anti-Semitism at […]

The importance of women and mediation

posted by Jessica Tallman The importance of women and mediation seems obvious in this day and age. The actual amount of women involved in international mediation and peacekeeping efforts are still significantly low. This comes as a surprise to many since the field of mediation has been growing. A study done in 2011 of the […]

The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide by Bernard Mayer

The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide by Bernard Mayer Citation: The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide, Bernard Mayer, (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000).   This book summary written by: Conflict Research Consortium Staff.   If it is to be successful, conflict resolution requires more than just a mechanical application of procedures and […]

Wikipedia Does Conflict Well

  Wikipedia Does Conflict Well Written by Don Simon, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation   On the internet, where conflict often gets ugly, Wikipedia has achieved something amazing. 80,000 volunteers contribute content to Wikipedia. Often, many volunteers collaborate on a single entry. Somehow, those many volunteers come to a consensus on every word […]

Social-Psychological Processes Involved In Conflict

Social-Psychological Processes Involved In Conflict Published on April 30, 2015 Angela D. Pearson MBA (Navy/Army Veteran) PhD Candidate GSK Production System Practitioner/Continuous Improvement Engineer at GlaxoSmithKline Conflict: Is It a Friend or Enemy? Conflict has been described “as a disagreement through which the parties involved perceive a threat to their needs, interests or concerns” (About Conflict, n.d.). […]

Mediation: Duels to Handshakes

Mediation: Duels to Handshakes by Daniel Ben-Zvi, Caroline Vincent October 2016 Pistols at dawn! The challenge is issued. To turn it down would leave you marked a coward for life. So, you meet at the chosen spot. In 1804, Aaron Burr, the Vice President under Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton, the leading Federalist and former Secretary of […]