Resolving Personal Conflict with Someone who is Dying

I am very grateful to my good friend Adam Shaw for the opportunity to integrate his videos of tips about important things to consider when someone close to us is dying. Adam has years of experience of working as a Continue reading Resolving Personal Conflict with Someone who is Dying

“The Conflict between Right and Wrong is the Sickness of the Mind”

The Conflict Between Right and Wrong The perfect way is without difficulty Save that it avoids picking and choosing. Only when you stop liking and disliking Will all be clearly understood. A split hair’s difference, And Heaven and Earth are Continue reading “The Conflict between Right and Wrong is the Sickness of the Mind”

Social Media Tips for Resolving Disputes – Do they work?

competitive response to conflict

As a fairly busy user of social media I often come across ‘How to’ articles and ‘Top Tips’ articles about ways of responding to, or communicating about a conflict. However their effectiveness as tips for resolving disputes is, in my Continue reading Social Media Tips for Resolving Disputes – Do they work?

Underlying Philosophies of Mediation 4 – No-blame Approach

One of the most powerful aspects of mediation in terms of its capacity to support the resolution of conflict is that it adopts a ‘no-blame’ approach to the situation in dispute and those involved. This is one of the significant Continue reading Underlying Philosophies of Mediation 4 – No-blame Approach

Underlying Philosophies of Mediation 3 – Impartiality

One of the more commonly recognised  Philosophies of Mediation is that of impartiality, however it is not always clear in literature what the term actually means and how it manifests within the process and experience of having mediation. Impartiality within Continue reading Underlying Philosophies of Mediation 3 – Impartiality

Underlying Philosophies of Mediation: Philosophy 2 – Supporting Empowerment

Underlying Philosophies of Mediation - Empowerment

Supporting empowerment is a continuous aim of effective conflict resolution and so forms one of the 6 Underlying Philosophies of Mediation. If a conflict has an imposed ‘solution’ it is unlikely to be sustainable as those directed by the imposed Continue reading Underlying Philosophies of Mediation: Philosophy 2 – Supporting Empowerment

‘Getting a Mediation Agreement’ – Mediation’s Red Herring

mediation agreement

This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would Continue reading ‘Getting a Mediation Agreement’ – Mediation’s Red Herring

The Underlying Philosophies of Mediation: Philosophy 1 – Ownership

Underlying Philosophies of Mediation 1 - Ownership

Summary : Overlooking the essential issue of ‘ownership’ as one of the underlying philosophies of mediation means that a process labelled as ‘mediation’  defaults to an adversarial process more akin to arbitration and other adversarial processes. As a result, mediation Continue reading The Underlying Philosophies of Mediation: Philosophy 1 – Ownership

The Underlying Philosophies of Mediation

Underlying Philosophies of Mediation

What are the ‘Underlying Philosophies of Mediation?’ How does mediation differ from the other ADR (alternative dispute resolution) processes we often hear about?  This article introduces a set of posts designed to establish a framework of underlying philosophies of mediation Continue reading The Underlying Philosophies of Mediation

University Complaints Mediation – Reinventing the Wheel? The OIA Pathway 3 document

  Within this post on University Complaints Mediation: What do we mean by ‘complaints mediation’? Reinventing the mediation wheel Increasing take up of complaints mediation in universities The benefits of complaints mediation within a university   The Office of the Continue reading University Complaints Mediation – Reinventing the Wheel? The OIA Pathway 3 document

Effective responses to Conflict – Creating The ‘3-Cheers For Conflict’ -Learning, Connection and Insight

Effective responses to conflict - The 3-Cheers for Conflict

You may struggle to think of a resolved conflict in your life. It is often the case that we resolve our conflicts so effectively we hardly notice that we have done so. Hopefully, if you can think of a resolved Continue reading Effective responses to Conflict – Creating The ‘3-Cheers For Conflict’ -Learning, Connection and Insight

Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 2. Treating Conflict as a Problem to be Avoided

In this post and the previous one, Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 1.The Competitive Approach, I describe the two common ways in which we all respond to conflict at different times in such a way that it will never be resolved, simply Continue reading Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 2. Treating Conflict as a Problem to be Avoided

Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 1. The Competitive Approach

The Competitive Approach - one of the ineffective responses to conflict

  In this post and the next one, Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 2. Treating Conflict as a Problem to be Avoided, I will describe the two common ways in which we all respond to conflict at different times in such a Continue reading Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 1. The Competitive Approach