Video Library

Edwards Mediation Academy Video Library offers an insight into mediation, our courses, interviews and latest mediation trends being discussed. 

Full Webinars & Other Mediation Videos

Emotions throughout the Mediation Process

In this webinar, Bruce Edwards discussed Emotions in Mediation, focusing on the specific stages of the mediation process. 

How to Write an Effective Mediation Brief

In this open webinar, Bruce Edwards discusses how to write an effective and persuasive mediation brief.

Commercial Mediation in Nigeria

In this webinar, Bruce Edwards of Edwards Mediation Academy and Morenike Obi-Farinde discuss Commercial Mediation in Nigeria: understanding the prospects & overcoming the Challenges.

Overcoming Impasse in Mediation

Bruce Edward’s lecture with the Judicial Council in Brazil.

Mediation Advocacy, How Lawyers Can Succeed in Mediation | Webinar with MTI East Africa

Bruce Edwards of Edwards Mediation Academy joins MTI East Africa to discuss the topic of Mediation Advocacy and how Lawyers can succeed in mediation.

The Cost of Conflict with Bruce Edwards

Hear Bruce Edwards discuss the Cost of Conflict, and how mediation skills can help address its impact on profitability and well being. This is a recording of an open webinar by Edwards Mediation Academy.

Howard Herman on Court ADR Programs

In one of our recent open webinars, Bruce Edwards interviewed Howard Herman – one of the most knowledgeable individuals on court ADR programs. Prior to joining JAMS as a commercial mediator, Howard led the highly regarded ADR program of the US District court for the Northern District of CA. Prior to that he helped set up other ADR programs at both the Court of Appeal and the Superior Court level.

In this webinar, Howard discusses best practices and his experience setting up and mediating with court ADR programs.

When Emotions Run High in Virtual Mediation

Hear Bruce Edwards describe how he attends to parties’ emotions in a virtual environment.

Lynne Hermle on Prepping Her Client for Mediation

Hear Edwards Mediation Academy expert & foremost mediation advocate Lynne Hermle discuss her thought process when preparing a client for mediation.

Interview with Rob Fersh of Convergence | Center for Policy Resolution

Bruce speaks with Rob Fersh, founder and former CEO of Convergence | Center for Policy Resolution in Washington, D.C to discuss the how they overcome seemingly intractable differences and build consensus on even the most challenging issues around the world. 


Mediation Advocacy

Bruce discusses the difference between mediation advocacy and litigation advocacy, and what lawyers can do to help their clients win at mediation.


Colin Rule Interview

Bruce Edwards from Edwards Mediation Academy discusses online dispute resolution (ODR), its history, its future, and what professionals need to know to adapt to an online mediation environment.

Colin Rule who is the Vice President of Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies. In 2011 he co-founded, an ODR provider based in Silicon Valley, which was acquired by Tyler Technologies in May 2017. From 2003 to 2011 Colin was Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal.


Course Sample Videos

Can a mediator really be neutral?

Dispelling the myth of the professional neutral


Observe an Emotional Conversation

From our Advanced Mediation Skills course


Key Characteristics of Successful Mediators

EMA expert Danny Weinstein describes the unique characteristics of some of the most successful mediators in the US


How to Limit Bloody Nose Moments

What happens when a mediator does not pay enough attention to convening


Got Bias

The importance of self reflection in overcoming our biases


Communication is more than Just Words

Understanding the communication challenges that affect how our words are spoken AND received


Importance of Convening in Complex Cases

Process design is even more determinative in the multi-party complex case


Bruce A. Edwards

Bruce is one of the pioneers in developing mediation to resolve commercial disputes in the United States. He has been a professional mediator since 1986 and has mediated over 8000 disputes. Bruce was a co-founder and former chairman of the board of directors of JAMS. In 2023 he joined Signature Resolution to continue his mediation practice while pursuing his passion for delivering high-quality mediation training through Edwards Mediation AcademyBruce has consistently received recognition for his work as a mediator, most recently being accepted into the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in ADR by ADR Times 2022; once again recognized as a Best Lawyer in the ADR category by Best Lawyers® 2022 and recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader and Mediator in the US by Who’s Who Legal, 2023.