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7 Reasons to Look Forward to Your Parent Education Program

July 13, 2018

7 Reasons to Look Forward to Your Parent Education Program Let’s be brutally honest here… If you are a parent experiencing a divorce or separation, regardless of the ages of your children, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the thought of raising a child by yourself or co-parenting apart. There is so much to […]

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What Lord Caradon and Resolution 242 Can Teach Us About Negotiating

July 5, 2018

In an international case study, Hugh Mackintosh Foot (who later was known as Lord Caradon) teaches us the importance of building trust and reframing positions to interests when negotiating.

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2026 World Cup Bids: The Power of Coalition Building

June 28, 2018

The North American Federation's World Cup bid for 2026 offers valuable insights on how to create value through coalition building, even when it's not immediately apparent how the interests of each party will be met.

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Five Books Every Mediator Should Read

June 7, 2018

Whether you are new to mediation, been in the field for decades, or just want to know how to navigate difficult conversations more effectively, these are the books everyone has something to gain from reading.

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Putting the Kids First When Divorcing

April 27, 2018

Putting the Kids First When Divorcing By Laura Fabiano  I often hear “I cannot get divorced as it will destroy the kids.” And as a result many people remain in stressful or loveless marriages. While some can make this situation work, at times a marriage reaches a point where it can no longer be sustained.  […]

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9 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

April 10, 2018

9 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation  By Daniele Natali Goldberg For the past few months I have had the opportunity to participate in several divorce mediations at MWI. In these mediations I have seen many positive interactions in which couples, despite their challenges, exhibit a level of mutual respect and amicability toward each other. […]

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Negotiating Effective Remote Work Flexibility

March 26, 2018

As a manager or team leader, there can be a lot to gain by allowing employees a certain level of remote work flexibility, and negotiating that flexibility is a chance to create more value for everyone.

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Negotiation Lessons from United Airline’s Bonus Lottery Plan

March 8, 2018

United Airlines announced their new core4 Score Rewards program on Friday. By Monday, they put the program on pause. What went wrong?

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What are Objective Standards?

March 2, 2018

Understanding and utilizing objective standards helps us to define what is fair and can result in more equitable, agreeable solutions.

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Effective Icebreakers for Improved Facilitation

February 15, 2018

Effective icebreakers are an essential tool for trainers and facilitators looking to learn more about participants and create a comfortable environment.

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