Opinion

It’s time we started talking about neurodiversity in dispute resolution

It’s time we started talking about neurodiversity in dispute resolution
Article originally published 24 August on the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network blog, found here. Republished with permission. Research into neurodiversity is on the rise. As the concept makes its ... Read More

Taking mediation training online—lessons learned, insights gained

Taking mediation training online—lessons learned, insights gained
Earlier this year, IMI called for feedback from those organisations taking their mediation training online. Luke Monahan, of the Mediation Foundation of Ireland, has compiled this list of handy tips ... Read More

7 Keys: Many Paths, One Way

7 Keys: Many Paths, One Way
The decade to 2030 presents humanity with unimagined challenges, each of which will require ingenuity and a capacity to embrace innovation. It threatens to be a much more dangerous and ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Usage—Forge a user-driven vision for mediation, then fund it

7 Keys: Usage—Forge a user-driven vision for mediation, then fund it
From 1984 until 2004, around 900 grants totalling some US$160 million funded more than 300 mediation initiatives. The benefactor was the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private philanthropic institution ... Read More
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7 Keys: Usage—Expand the value of mediation into deal making

7 Keys: Usage—Expand the value of mediation into deal making
Mediation takes many forms and has many facets. It is a malleable process that parties and neutrals adapt to different areas of practice, cultures, and practitioner demands. This flexibility derives ... Read More

7 Keys: Usage—Invest to generate instinctive user recognition and demand

7 Keys: Usage—Invest to generate instinctive user recognition and demand
Mediation is not well established everywhere. In some countries, however, mediation is not a foreign concept nor is it necessarily viewed as a threat to lawyers. The law sometimes positively ... Read More

7 Keys: Government—Help governments lead mediation into the mainstream

7 Keys: Government—Help governments lead mediation into the mainstream
Governments play a vital role in the advent of a Golden Age of mediation in three critical areas: generating robust data; mobilizing public and professional engagement; and, most visibly of ... Read More
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7 Keys: Government—Actively Support UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace & Security

7 Keys: Government—Actively Support UN Resolution 1325  on Women, Peace & Security
Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building. It calls on governments to adopt a gender perspective ... Read More

7 Keys: Government—Sign, ratify and implement the Singapore Convention on Mediation

7 Keys: Government—Sign, ratify and implement the Singapore Convention on Mediation
The UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation was signed by 46 nations, including China, India and the United States on August 7, 2019. Within six months, a ... Read More

7 Keys: Government—Make mediation a prerequisite to civil litigation. Apply Buckminster’s Law

7 Keys: Government—Make mediation a prerequisite to civil litigation. Apply Buckminster’s Law
Buckminster’s Law derives from the futurist and inventor, R. Buckminster Fuller,[iv] who dedicated his life to “making the world work”. His principle: “You never change things by fighting against the ... Read More
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7 Keys: Technology—Embrace and integrate relevant new technologies

7 Keys: Technology—Embrace and integrate relevant new technologies
Much ink has been spilled on the future of mediation, and how robots may someday take over from humans. However, mediation is not an empirical science that can be reduced ... Read More

7 Keys: Technology—Take advantage of ODR’s full potential

7 Keys: Technology—Take advantage of ODR’s full potential
Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) is now universal, especially since the Coronavirus pandemic began.  What was rejected as a mere theoretical concept by many experienced mediators a few weeks ago has ... Read More