Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


Up Against a Wall

(7/20/18)Cinnie Noble

Sometimes, when involved in an interpersonal conflict, we find ourselves “up against a wall”.

Nonverbal Communication, Difficult Conversations (and autonomous cars)

(7/20/18)Lorraine Segal

Whenever I teach conflict and communication skills classes or coach someone, I always include the important role nonverbal communication plays.

SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey

(7/20/18)Hiro Aragaki

This discusses the recently published groundbreaking SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey, the first survey of its kind to take a pan-African snapshot of African arbitration practitioners—their expertise, experience, skills, and views on arbitration.

Being Grateful for Some Conflicts

(7/13/18)Cinnie Noble

It might seem strange to use the words ‘grateful’ and ‘conflict’ in the same sentence.

Lean into Liminality

(7/13/18)Michelle Brenner

This article discusses Shinrin Yoku, Using Nature Forest Therapy as a Restorative Practice.

Establishing Rapport in Mediation

(7/13/18)Dan Simon

Establishing rapport seems like a nice thing to do, right? I don’t think so.

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

Lessons from the Iroquois

(7/10/18)Peter Adler

In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.

Lest We Forget

(7/06/18)Denise Evans

After celebrating ANZAC Day, FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid explore the themes of war, conflict, and learning from mistakes of the past.

Mediators Should Have Strategies and Skills to Break Impasses

(7/06/18)Mark Baer

This article discusses this concept: “Conflict in divorce cannot be resolved if we don't talk to each other.”

Turning Ideas Into Action; Thoughts from Edinburgh

(7/03/18)Bruce Edwards

What is unique about those who possess a willingness to walk toward conflict?

In Isolation Together

(7/02/18)Peter Adler, Nicole Brodie

Ok, we’ve got a problem: Britain has announced a new Minister of Loneliness.

Dispute Resolution 101!

(7/02/18)Phyllis Pollack

My husband’s stay in the hospital has taught me a very basic lesson: knowing how to resolve disputes is a necessary tool in every aspect of life, especially in stressful situations such as hospital stays.

Exciting ADR Developments in China and Hong Kong

(7/02/18)Chris Poole

Navigating the United States’ approach to mediation can be tricky for international firms as there is no uniform approach.

Not Just Another Set of Lamb Chops!

(6/22/18)Phyllis Pollack

Someone once said to me that while to a butcher a pair of lamb chops is just another set of lamb chops, to a person who has not eaten in a long while, it will be the best meal ever. In sum, it is all a matter of perspective.

Bullied or Mobbed? The Dangerous Search for Vindication

(6/22/18)Lorraine Segal

In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).

A Toddler's Wisdom on Conflict Resolution

(6/15/18)Jan Frankel Schau

The values we share matter more than our differences.

ADR Forms, Methods and Practices

(6/14/18)Shirli Kirschner

Dispute resolution comes in as many forms as there are people in dispute.

Why Is Conflict Such a Big Deal?

(6/14/18)Dan Simon

Conflict is a big deal because it affects our two most basic values – strength of self and care of other.

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it? - Part 2

(6/14/18)Paul Rajkowski

I love mediation because parties get to probe, understand, make choices, create options and arrive at mutual decisions, saying how they feel about this conflict.

Disability Mediation : An Overview

(6/14/18)Ryan Compton

This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.

“Trusting” the Expert

(6/08/18)Phyllis Pollack

In its Smarter Living section on April 29, 2018, the New York Times posted an interesting article about how our unconscious biases can play tricks on us when it comes to experts.

Norms and Nonviolence

(6/08/18)Jaclyn Donahue

This article discusses the impact of gender equality on nonviolent conflict.

Responsibility in Mediation: Who has it?

(6/07/18)Paul Rajkowski

Mediation is a wonderful process and I love mediation but I do not want to see it get more complicated with “what mediators need to do” kinds of stuff.

BATNAs: A Practical Tool for Mediators and a Risk

(6/04/18)George Siedel

Understanding BATNAs is especially important in mediation because they provide disputing parties with power.

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