The following is a selection of mediation videos viewable online free of charge and without login.

- Videos featuring Mediation
- Videos about Mediation/explaining Mediation

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Videos featuring mediation

Negotiating a Claim of Discrimination (preview)
Professor Dwight Golaan
Center for Representation in Dispute Resolution: Suffolk University Law School. 

This video shows lawyers negotiating and counseling clients to resolve a sexual-harassment-in-employment claim.

Sharing a Mediator's Powers: Effective Advocacy in Settlement (preview)
Professor Dwight Golaan, Center for Representation in Dispute Resolution: Suffolk University Law School.
Marjorie Corman Aaron, Center for Practise, University of Cincinatti College of Law.

These videos are a joint project of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and Suffolk University Center for Representation in Dispute Resolution. The previews can be viewed at:


Resolution Through Mediation: Solving a Complex International Business Problem
International Trademark Association and CPR Institute
Mediator: Peter Müller

This video involves a business dispute between a Russian distillery and an American manufacturer and distributor of alcoholic beverages. Allegations of unfair trade practices, trademark and trade dress infringements and bad faith pirating dominate the dispute. The video uses an actual INTA mediator and INTA members as talent, and was first shown at INTA's 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  The video also features an accompanying downloadable study guide. CPR is the copyright owner and has agreed to make this video freely available for non-commercial use. However, where the video is shown to paying audiences (e.g. in a training program or a conference where delegates pay to be present) CPR asks for a broadcast license fee.  For more information, please contact CPR (  The video is also available from CPR in DVD format.
Time: 40-minute duration. 


Special Chemistry
"Together with Result ACB, ACB Foundation and Prof Hal Abramson, the acclaimed author of Mediation Representation, Advocating as a Problem-Solver (in Any Country or Culture), we produced an educational video with accompanying materials". 
Trainers and teachers wishing to use the video and accompanying materials for academic or training purposes are free to do so, on condition that they provide the following attribution: “ACB Foundation, Toolkit Company, Manon Schonewille © 2009-10.  All rights reserved” and inform us that you are using it (just drop us an email). For further information, questions or letting us know what you think of these materials, please contact the primary author at Toolkit Company or ACB Foundation, T + 31 (0)20 2050251. 

The materials may not be used in any other manner without the express prior written permission of the primary author.


Saving the Last Dance - Mediation Through Understanding
The Center for Understanding in Conflict & The Center for Mediation In Law
Gary Friedman, Jack Himmelstein, Robert Mnookin 
In collaboration with the Harvard Program on Negotiation, the Center for Mediation in Law produced "Saving the Last Dance: Mediation Through Understanding". This video demonstrates our mediation model as applied to a highly charged business dispute. Focusing on a conflict between a dance company and its recently discharged choreographer which raises intellectual property and employment issues, the video alternates between excerpts from the mediation itself and an educational commentary.
The video is available through the Harvard Program on Negotiation Clearinghouse and may be ordered at:
Time: 5-minute duration.


Working It Out – Through Mediation
Victoria Civil & Administrative Tribunal and the Victoria Law Foundation
The Hon. Justice Murray Kellam and Julie McCrossin
"The video provides an engaging, quick and user-friendly education for anyone who will shortly be participating in a mediation. The video is highly recommended." Professor John Wade, Director of the Dispute Resolution Centre at Bond University, Brisbane.
Time: 15-minute duration.


Simulated Mediations 
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Internal Trade, Canada
Written by Allan Stitt and Michael Gibson, produced by Zapdramatic      
The art and science of mediation using interactive simulations. Participate in simulated disputes between an athlete and his association and between two angry neighbours. These videos give the opportunity to intervene as a mediator in two disputes, guiding the disputants towards resolution in a safe, simulated environment.
The benefit of simulated experiences is that failure doesn't mean a life-destroying professional disgrace. The learner gains the wisdom to recognize the traps and make better, more effective choices. 


Hamline Mediation Videos
Minnesota State Bar Association
Professor James Coben
As part of the annual Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Institute, Hamline Professor James Coben has produced over 40 videos, organized by type of disputed mediation issue. There is also a "Top Dozen" listing. For each video you click on, you will be directed to a short case summary and a windows wmv or quicktime video file. These video may be used in teaching and training. There is no charge for use; Hamline ask only that you notify them ( that you are using the videos and describe the context. Whenever, the videos are shown, please attribute them in the following way: Produced by Professor James Coben and the Minnesota State Bar Association.


Videos about/explaining mediation


Understanding Family Mediation
Produced by the Ministry of Justice, UK, this video provides a short guide to family mediation.
Time: 3 minutes duration.


Mediation First
This video introduces Brandon Trust's internal mediation scheme, which aims to assist individuals or groups who are in conflict.
Time: 3 minutes duration.


Video on Cross-Border Mediation
"Produced by ADR Center, in cooperation with ACB Group (Netherlands). The video, in English, is available in all EU languages and is designed to be used by courts, lawyers, bar associations and individuals throughout Europe seeking to understand what mediation is, how it works, and how it helps litigants collaborate and negotiate successfully".
Time: 5 minute duration.


Mediation In Action
Short documentaries on Building Corporate/Communities Relationships

The Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative has produced a series of video documentaries that portray how mediated dialogue can address profound bitterness and deep suspicion between companies and indigenous communities in high profile situations, yielding benefits beyond money, and establishing ongoing means of communication for avoiding and resolving issues in the future.  

The first of these documentaries, published in July 2011, runs for 34 minutes.  It was produced by Caroline Rees and Johanna Hull of the Harvard Kennedy CSR Initiative, directed by F. Peter Phillips of Business Conflict Management and filmed by David Stott of Match Productions.  The documentary was supported by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie

Through interviews with leading participants, it describes a dispute resolution process involving communities that were impacted by the building of the Ambuklao and Binga dams in the Benguet Province of the Philippines.  

Click here to link to the Accessfacility website to watch this video.


What is Mediation?
David Silvera - SILPAR (ISRAEL) LTD
This video describes the method of mediation in which the mediator uses a 10 stage technique to change the interaction in the mediation room, from confrontation to collaboration, to a win-win solution.
Time: 6 minute duration.

Mediation Vs Litigation
Begum Aga Khan  - Princess Inaara Foundation
"Begum Inaara responds to often asked questions regarding the process of mediation and its place in today's society." 
Determining a Mediator's Competency
Professor Frank Sander
In an interview during August 2010, Prof Frank Sander of Harvard Law School notes that as mediation has become more pervasive it is unclear how lay parties can evaluate the quality of mediators and that it is inadequate to "let the market decide". He concludes that we should be "heading towards some kind of ... system for appraising the quality and competency of mediators at least in terms of requiring training".
Time: 2-minute duration.
What is a good Mediator?
Interview with Martti Ahtisaari

The 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, who has mediated many inter-state conflicts, explains the character, qualities and role of the mediator on the world stage in an interview. 
Time: 10-minute duration.
The 3 Little Pigs go to Mediation
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Resolution Management
This flash animation demonstrates the mediation process using familiar story book characters.
Time: 8 minute duration.
If you know of comparable mediation videos viewable online with open access, please contact us


Mediation videos available for a fee 


Video on an accounting and insurance dispute.
American Arbitration Association
Available for purchase from NYSSCPA, 530 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10036-5101,
Attention: Stephanie Forbes--Mock Mediation. Order forms can be obtained from AAA (800) 778-7890.


Teaching videos on Negotiation, Mediation and ADR
By Leonard Riskin.
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri School of Law
Available from West Publishing, 610 Opperman Drive, St. Paul, MN 55164, (800) 328-9352.
For more information contact The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri School of Law, 206 Hulston Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, (573) 882-2025.

Videos of a complex business disputes, a mini trial and an overview of ADR Processes.
CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
Contact CPR Institute via their website at:


Videos on basic, mediation, children and school conflict.
CRU Institute
Contact them at CRU Institute 845 106th Avenue, N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004, (800) 922-1988 or via their website at:


Family Mediation Video.
Institute for Dispute Resolution, UVic

Contact them at The Institute for Dispute Resolution, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 2400, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3H7, CANADA or via their website at:


Videos of John M. Haynes, Ph.D
Mediator John Haynes has produced videos on divorce and family mediations, juvenile and teenage issues and business and workplace disputes. 
Contact him at John Haynes, 146 Bayview Avenue, Northport, NY 11768-1509, (516) 757-4548 or e-mail to


Introduction to Mediation Video
Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Contact the state of Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator, Dispute Resolution Center, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1905, (850) 921-2910, or or email Tim Leary at


Introduction to Mediation Video
MGI Film and Television
Contact MGI Film and Television, MacKenzie Group International, P.O. Box 218, 1117 Queen Street West, Toronto Ontario M6J 3P4 Canada. 


Triune Arts Videos
Triune Arts (Canada) offers 3 videos on: restorative justice, school conflict and resolving conflict in a multicultural community.



Harvard Law School - Program on Negotiation - The Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse rents or sells videos demonstrating negotations and mediations. 
Below is a listing of the mediation roleplays available. 
To visit the library of PON roleplay simulations, click here


Mediation Public Disputes
Lawrence E. Susskind
"A discussion of the role and functions of a court-appointed special master serving as a mediator in a case study of a scientific/technical dispute in New Jersey".


Mediator Responsibility and Accountability in Public Disputes
Lawrence E. Susskind
"An educational video for mediators or mediation students regarding mediator responsibility when parties have unequal knowledge, skills or power".


Live Mediation Teaching Video
Charles Doran
A Landlord-Tenant Small Claims Mediation


In the Shadow of the City
"A simulated mediation between an aid worker and a project funder".


Mediators at Work: Breach of Warranty
Marjorie Corman Aaron and Dwight Golaan
"An unscripted, realistic demonstration of the mediation of a commercial legal dispute".


Mediators at Work: Termination Tempest
Marjorie Corman Aaron and Dwight Golaan
"An unscripted, realistic demonstration of the mediation of an employment dispute".


Politics of Discourse in Mediation
Sara Cobb
"An educational video for mediators or mediation students regarding the management of mediation".


Dirty Laundry
Pat Aaron
"Three-person mediated small-claims dispute between a dry cleaning business and a customer over compensation for torn shirts".


Gator vs City of Quincy
Karen Falkenstein Green
"Three-person small-claims mediation between a motorist and a city attorney regarding liability for damage to the motorist's automobile due to a pothole".


Little v Jenks
Karen Falkenstein Green
"Two-party small-claims settlement mediation between two former friends over the sale of a problematic used car".


Onembo and Benjamin Rug co. V. Runyon and Lebeau 
Karen Falkenstein Green
"Three-person small claims court mediation between a rug company owner and a customer over the return of a made-to-order rug


Smithfield v. Rudford's Home Repairs
Pat Aaron
"Three-person small claims mediation between a homeowner and repair company regarding unfinished roof repair".


Tulia and Ibad
William Ury, Ibrahim Ibrahim and Roger Fisher
"Three-team, multi-issue mediation involving two or more representatives each of the country of Tulia, the country of Ibad, and the Organization of African Unity (O.A.U.) regarding a cease-fire between the two warring countries".





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