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The Power of Building Strong Relationships

August 28, 2018

You can benefit from shifting your focus away from immediate, substantive outcomes to considering what building strong relationships could yield in weeks, months, or even years.

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Meet Divorce Mediator Mindy Milberg

August 20, 2018

Meet Divorce Mediator Mindy Milberg In our “Meet a Divorce Mediator” blog series, we interview MWI’s top divorce mediators to learn more about their work in the field and their experiences. This week, Mindy tells us about her work as an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator. Mindy brings over 40 years of experience in serving as an attorney, and has represented clients in courts in cases […]

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How to Create Value With a Positive No

July 20, 2018

Learning to deliver a positive no in an interest-based, intentional way is an essential skill for any successful negotiator.

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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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