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In the IAM Blog, members of the International Academy of Mediators share their wisdom about how mediation can best be used to resolve serious conflicts, including approaches, techniques and perspective. This blog offers insights and thinking from one of the top groups of mediators in the world.
Experienced mediators know that the resolution of disputes involves the people and the problem as much as the positions. At the same time, most parties will use as a benchmark for settlement decisions the expected results at trial should a dispute not be amicably resolved...to read more
A closing workshop at an International Academy of Mediators conference was titled Transformative Moments in Mediation. Colleagues shared “war stories,” reminding all of us that every mediation involves real people whose lives have been impacted in a variety of ways by the events which spawned their conflict, and that every mediation could provide the opportunity to experience a transformative moment...to read more click here
Some Honest Talk About "Lying" At Mediation: An Open Letter
Dear Mediation Attendee/Counsel/Client:
I look forward to welcoming you at our upcoming mediation session. As your mediator, it is my responsibility to remain as neutral as can be, conduct the process in a manner that is fair to everyone, and to help the parties talk and think about this dispute, hopefully concluding with a settlement...to read more click here
Mediation Kindness in 2017?
The Pros and Cons of a Very Public Settlement
Reframing the Mediation Lexicon
Why I Decided to Write Agreed!, the 10,000th Book about Negotiation and Mediation
Please note that each IAM Blog posting represents the view of its individual author, but not necessarily others associated with IAM. IAM Blog Editor Keith L. Seat may be contacted at email@example.com.