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A Dent in the Universe

As we approach the August 7th 2019 United Nations Convention and signing ceremony promoting international settlement agreements resulting from mediation, it is timely that we pause to reflect on the many and significant strides that have been made around the world toward promoting the use of mediation to resolve conflict. As Steve Jobs famously said,…

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Bruce’s interview with mediate.com

Bruce was interviewed by Clare Fowler of Mediate.com earlier this Spring.   She asked him a variety of questions ranging from the state of mediation today to mediation & arbitration in India. We’ve segmented the video by topic for your convenience. If you’re on the go, you can click audio to listen.     Mediation,…

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Mediation Skills Course in Ohio

EMA is pleased to announce that our Mediation Skills Course https://edwardsmediationacademy.com/mediation-skills-course/ has been approved as self study for 31 continuing legal education (CLE) hours with the Supreme Court of Ohio. This is in addition to approval by the California Bar Association for 31 hours of CLE, including 2.25 Ethics hours and 2.5 Bias hours. Our Mediation…

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Heroes and Capes

On March 18, 1997, 3 years after the Rwandan genocide officially ended, the Interahamwe militia from the Democratic Republic of Congo entered the Nyange Secondary School in western Rwanda as part of their murderous rampage and ordered the students to separate, Tutsi on the left and Hutu on the right. The students replied that there…

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Vivien B. Williamson, Mediating with Empathy

Attorney Vivien Williamson has been a mediator since 1987. She has helped resolve thousands of disputes, from employment to civil rights; earth movement to personal injury. In her employment law practice, she has mediated hundreds of claims of sexual harassment; disability, gender and age discrimination, among others. Vivien is known for her ability to take…

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Developing Your Career in Mediation Course Has Launched

Edwards Mediation Academy has recently launched a new online course, Developing Your Career in Mediation. This course is for everyone who is considering a career in dispute resolution, as well as individuals who are seeking to enhance their existing career. Like all Edwards Mediation Academy Courses, the Developing Your Career in Mediation is taught by…

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Nina Meierding, Culture and Its Impact on Mediation

Attorney Nina Meierding has mediated over 4,000 disputes in her more than 30 years in the conflict resolution field. She has also conducted mediation training in 45 states and throughout the world, including: Canada, Sweden, Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and India. Nina is one of our valued Edwards Mediation Academy instructors. What…

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Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock

Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training. It follows then, that I am increasingly alarmed by the number of mediators entering the profession who have little or no training, and even…

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Building a Golden Bridge and other lessons from Dr. William Ury

  The hills above Edinburgh, Scotland were bursting in the monochromatic splendor of bright yellow flowers, announcing the arrival of spring. In their shadow sat the Scottish Parliament building, where we were assembled for the spring conference of the International Academy of Mediators. Dr. William Ury, noted author, speaker, and mediator of international conflicts, gave…

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Turning Ideas into Action; Thoughts from Edinburgh

“Support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict and inspire hope where there is despair” Nelson Mandela During a recent conference of the International Academy of Mediators in Edinburgh, Scotland, I was asked to lead a discussion aimed at inspiring some of the world’s most successful commercial mediators to redirect their…

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