Dispute to Resolution


Althea P. Halchuck, E-JD, CT

Apology Articles

Apology Articles


A ‘Mediator’s Touchdown’: Tactfully concluding imperfect conferences

(1/24/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

“That was a poor landing by the captain,” grumbled an unamused passenger to a stranger across the aisle. “Every flight is a risk. We must not take for granted that we are alive to complain,” the other responded.

The Intersection and Impact of Personality Type and Conflict Management Style

(1/17/20)Erin Alarcon

By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.

Thoughts on the Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Daniel Rainey

The Singapore Convention parallels the New York Convention for Arbitration by legitimizing mediation as a dispute resolution method for international commercial transactions.

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

(12/06/19)Charity Burke

One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.

This I Believe

(12/06/19)Eric Anderson

I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.

It Takes Just One Moment to Change, For Good or Bad

(11/29/19)John Sturrock

It took just a moment in time: 6 August 1945 at 8:15am.

Mediating Your Divorce: How to Split Your Retirement Savings

(11/29/19)Dakota Murphey

As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.

Thanksgiving After Divorce: New Turkey Time Traditions

(11/26/19)Michael Aurit

Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Final Part 3 in Series

(11/22/19)Stephen Kotev

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.

Being a Guide

(11/22/19)Joy Rosenthal

This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.

How to Get Your Spouse to Agree to Mediation

(11/04/19)Leah Hadley

One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.

Ready to Rumble

(10/25/19)Peter Adler

These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”

The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes

(10/01/19)Noah Shaw

With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.

Why Mediation, Why Me?

(9/30/19)Steven Goldman

Why should I choose mediation to deal with conflict?

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 2

(9/20/19)Laura Tarcea

This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.

A Dent in the Universe

(9/16/19)Bruce Edwards

What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?

Framing, Process, and Empathy: How important they really are!

(9/06/19)Phyllis Pollack

"Although the mediation lasted an entire day, it did not settle. Why? There was no framing, process or empathy."

Homework on Conflict Styles

(9/06/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

Life spares none from conflict. But unfortunately the word has not yet reached the schools that train professionals.

Susan Podziba Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(9/05/19)Susan Podziba

This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(8/05/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

New Interview with Don Saposnek - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/07/19)Donald T. Saposnek

This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Appearance and Reality in Mediation

(6/06/19)Arthur Rosenbloom

I argue that mediators are well advised to be mindful of the distinction between appearance and reality.

Referring Church Conflict to Mediation

(5/30/19)Wayne Plenert

This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.

What Is Divorce Mediation and Why Might it Be Good for You?

(5/10/19)Lori Frio-Walker

Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for participants to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. Participants open lines of communication, gain clarity and a better understanding of their own and each other's interests.

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