Guest Post by Dusty Rhoades It’s all over the news – community unrest and protest sparked by instances of violence between law enforcement and citizens. Black males have been the most grievously impacted, but none of us are untouched, one way or another, by the conflict and the continuing public dialogue. The Community Mediation Center […]

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As the future remains uncertain, those of us who see mediation as an extremely powerful way to support transformation, increase harmony, and resolve disputes, can use some inspiration. Here it is. The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT) is sponsoring perhaps the most important mediation conference ever. May 2nd and 3rd in Dayton, […]

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After 8 years, in May 2016, the USA will finally again welcome mediators and others interested in conflict transformation to an international conference – this one in Dayton, Ohio. Brazil, Italy, Slovenia and the Netherlands have hosted such gatherings in the last few years. But the last time the Institute for the Study of Conflict […]

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(written by Kees van Eijk) In October 2014 I attended Joseph P. Folger’s training ‘Responding effectively to workplace conflicts’ in the Netherlands. As part of the training we shared experiences on communication with others. My own insights on communication have a somewhat strange source that lead to a rather strange advice: “Improve your communication: Use earplugs!” […]

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State of Ohio Noticed the Need Calls kept coming in to the Ohio Employees’ EAP program. Some calls came from a supervisor who was having trouble dealing with an employee. Some came from an employee who was having trouble with a supervisor. Sometimes it was co-workers who were in conflict with each other. Regardless of […]

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Guest blogger, Janet Mueller is a mediator, trainer and case manager for the Dayton Mediation Center.  She is a  “Certified Transformative Mediator” and a Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Inc. In addition to 19 years of professional conflict engagement experience, Janet earned a Master of Science degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution […]

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Guest blogger, Angie Gaspar, runs a comprehensive staff support service for Healthcare professionals in the NHS, UK. Services include time-limited therapy, mediation, responses to traumatic incidents, stress management, group facilitation and bespoke communication training. She has over 30 years experience in healthcare, community social work and development and mental health services in the public and voluntary […]

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Guest blogger, Basia Solarz, serves as the Conflict Transformation Specialist for the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). A Certified Transformative Mediator™, she completed a master’s degree in adult education from Saint Francis Xavier University with a research focus on conflict coaching. She is particularly interested in the moral-ethical dimensions of conflict […]

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