Category: Mediation

How to Listen Like a Mediator

March 30, 2017

Mediators are masters of listening well. Conflict has a habit of turning conversation into competition, with each statement feeling like a serve that you have to return in order to win a point. Mediators transform the purpose of these conversations from “winning” to understanding one another and working towards resolution, and effective listening skills are a key part of the process. If you want to change the way you have conversations and improve your listening skills, learn to listen like a mediator.

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Using Mediation Skills Outside of Mediation

March 16, 2017

Skills developed in MWI’s Mediation Training helped in my recent work with a diverse group of parties to find a solution to a thorny set of issues.

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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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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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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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