Mediation Competency – Giving Vitamins Instead of Aspirin

No brand reflects higher quality education than Stanford University. No region connotes innovation more than Silicon Valley. Perhaps it was fitting that when Dr. Mark Welton, Chief of Staff, Stanford Health Care, was in search of conflict resolution training, he chose to introduce a pilot project to teach mediation and leadership competency to the heads…

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The Cost of Conflict

I read with interest Angela Bilbow’s article, Mediation: The Unsung Hero (link below) and think it important to comment on the countervailing themes of international developments favoring commercial mediation and the perceived underutilization of mediation as a dispute resolution option. Having taught recently in Turkey with one of the Brick Court Chambers symposium members, John Sturrock…

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Expanding the Reach of Mediation

Mediation and its common sense approach to dispute resolution have reshaped how we approach conflict. Legal professionals throughout the world agree that skilled mediators provide an invaluable service. Yet, their niche in the current legal landscape represents a small fraction of litigation marketplace. Most mediators are unaware that the annual gross revenue of this country’s…

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