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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Why hasn’t transformative mediation swept the world of litigated disputes with represented parties? A new video reveals that there’s no good reason. While the transformative approach has succeeded in the US Postal Service workplace mediation program, and while some community mediation centers and family mediators have embraced it, the realm of civil litigation continues to […]

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Guest blogger, Stuart Zelmanovitz, is a law student at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, as the sitting president of the school’s Jewish Law Students Association. Currently, he is also the chief creative officer at fwd/NYC, a boutique marketing, media and communications firm in New York. He has concentrated much of […]

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Want to learn more about transformative mediation for free? ACR and the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation are collaborating on a series of teleconferences, starting this Tuesday (April 29th), at 3pm Eastern time.  Anyone interested is welcome.  The series will feature authors of Transformative Mediation:  A Sourcebook.  The Sourcebook, available here includes chapters from Robert A. Baruch […]

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Guest blogger, Jarling Ho has been a Transformative Mediator for 10 years. She is currently a Mediation Specialist with the Dayton Mediation Center.  She began her foray into mediation during law school when she spent the summer of 2003 volunteering as a mediator for Resolutions Northwest.  When she moved back to her home state of […]

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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, Michelle Zaremba, has been a Transformative Mediator since the beginning of her career in 2000.  Since 2009, she has been the Director of the Dayton Mediation Center.  She has been central in leading the Center’s expansion by increasing the visibility and utilization of Center programs and services. Michelle has extensive experience in conflict management systems design, […]

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Defendant’s Lawyer:  “We’ll reluctantly offer you $5,000.  We’re doing that simply to avoid the costs of ongoing litigation.  We don’t believe your case has merit.” Plaintiff’s Lawyer:  “We believe our case does have merit, and we believe a jury might award us in excess of $1 million – but because our client would like to […]

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