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How to Become a Mediator

February 16, 2017

If you are interested in learning how to become a mediator, you'll be surprised to learn that there are surprisingly few requirements to becoming a mediator in the United States.

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Three Ways to Increase Your Influence in Negotiation

February 9, 2017

Increasing your influence in negotiation takes time and practice, but there are a few pieces of advice you can implement to make a big impact.

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Meet a Mediation Trainer – Audrey Lee

February 2, 2017

In our "Meet a Mediation Trainer" blog series, we interview some of MWI's top mediation trainers to learn more about their work in the field and their experiences as a mediation trainer. This month, we are excited to feature Audrey Lee, a Senior Mediator at Boston Law Collaborative, LLP and Executive Director of the BLC Institute, a non-profit dedicated to providing education and training in all areas of dispute resolution.

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Top Ten Negotiation Books for Your Must-Read List

January 25, 2017

The easiest way to continue your negotiation education and skill building is to read everything you can about negotiation theory and practice. With hundreds of titles to choose from, though, how do you decide where to start? Below, we provide our suggestions for the top ten negotiation books to add to your must-read list.

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16 Minutes of ADR – Chuck Doran on Corporate Dispute Resolution Programs

January 9, 2017

"16 Minutes of ADR" is a project that was initiated by Mushegh Manukyan at Harvard Law School, aiming to promote mediation and arbitration, particularly focusing on ADR needs and issues in Armenia.

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The Top 10 Negotiation Tips for Women in the Workplace

January 5, 2017

Women struggling in the workplace is by no means a new topic. With Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book, Lean In, movements such as "Ban Bossy," and social media campaigns advocating "He For She," there have been initiatives from men and women in recent years to address women-in-the-workplace issues.

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When A Mediator Wants an Agreement More Than the Parties

September 14, 2016

After trying to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Kerry has been somewhat unceremoniously extricated from the conflict resolution processes. And as Israel pulled back from US mediation efforts in favor of an Egypt-brokered process, Kerry saw his efforts to mediate a settlement fall apart for the second time in as many years.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Effective Meeting Facilitation

September 11, 2016

Meetings are an integral fixture of every organization, and yet, they do not have the best reputation. In a survey conducted by Salary.com, meetings are the "number one productivity killer." Even worse news? A separate survey indicated that over half of the participants would rather do "any unpleasant activity"...

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