Noticias de la Resolución de Conflictos
November 12, 2013 #504 - Membership information
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Mediate.com Anuncia a Alberto Elisavetsky Como Editor en Idioma Español
• La Resolución de Conflictos: ADR & ODR–en Espanol • The Key to Mediation is to Find the Real Issue: A Congress Case Study • Lessons in Mediation from Nelson Mandela • Mandatory Mediation Strikes Back • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar
Mediate.com Anuncia a Alberto Elisavetsky Como Editor en Idioma Español
Jim Melamed, director general de Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., sede de Mediate.com, el sitio web sobre resolución de conflictos más visitado del mundo, anunció el 22 de octubre de 2013, que Alberto Elisavetsky , un mediador líder multilingüe de Buenos Aires, será Editor en idioma español de Mediate.com.
La Resolución de Conflictos: ADR & ODR–en Espanol
El trabajo de los operadores de conflictos se ha visto sustancialmente modificado en los últimos años, más precisamente a finales del siglo XX, como consecuencia de la irrupción en la práctica profesional de las Nuevas Tecnologías de Información & Comunicación (NTIC).
Lessons in Mediation from Nelson Mandela
In 1964, George Bizos, a young lawyer, probably saved his client and good friend Nelson Mandela’s life by persuading him to change his now famous speech at the Rivonia treason trial. This speech helped to usher in skills of peace and negotiation.
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Mandatory Mediation Strikes Back
The question of mandatory mediation is an interesting issue per se. According to some, the fundamental principles are at stake once discussing the forced attendance of parties in mediation procedure. The Italian legislator is obviously of different opinion having reintroduced the “mandatory mediation” to its legal system. One has to add – for the second time.
The Key to Mediation is to Find the Real Issue: A Congress Case Study
Identifying all the possible ways forward and assessing these rationally is the hallmark of good mediation, says John Sturrock. The stalemate in the US Congress, now resolved temporarily, has attracted much comment from those interested in how disputes can be resolved. The US press had openly called for mediation to be used, leading to discussion about what mediation could achieve and how it actually works.
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- Nigeria: ‘Mediation key to resolving contract disputes in construction sector’
Mediation has been identified as a key strategy for resolving contract disputes in the construction sector as it will not only boost business growth but also further enhance investment opportunities even as savvy investors now beam their searchlight on Nigeria as one of the most profitable countries in Africa and the world. The use of Public Private Partnership (PPP) as a viable approach for providing infrastructure through private equity firms has further heightened the need for mediation rather than litigation for resolving disputes, as most firms contracted to execute same projects sometimes have different cultures.
- Mediation - what donkeys and humans have in common
The other day when I was out walking I remembered something a friend once told me. He said: “Wouldn’t it be great if we had more donkeys in the world?” When I asked what he meant he explained. “Donkeys are so cool. Didn’t you know that they are nature’s best mediators? For example they break up fights between bulls
- Singapore Law Ministry to co-fund training programmes for mediators
SINGAPORE: The Law Ministry will fund 80 per cent of fees for mediators interested in pursuing local and overseas training programmes. One such course is the Certificate in Law for Community Mediation awarded by Temasek Polytechnic. Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah announced this at a dinner marking the Community Mediation Centre’s 15th year anniversary. Ms Indranee said: “Our mediators are essential to the speedy and effective resolution of social and community disputes before they grow into something much more serious. It is thus critical that our mediators undergo continuous training to keep their knowledge and mediation skills relevant and up-to-date.”
- Springfield MA turns to mediation, arbitration to help settle long-expired employee contracts
The city has pursued negotiations, mediation and arbitration as it attempts to settle contracts with 10 municipal unions in Springfield, having reached just one agreement since contracts expired 16 months ago.
- Bermuda: Forging a pathway towards mediation for feuding parents
Court-ordered mediation for parents feuding over children has moved closer to becoming a reality. Recognising the importance of both parents in the lives of their children, the One Bermuda Alliance Government pledged in the Throne Speech to upgrade existing legislation. Amendments to the Children Act 1998 will make mediation a prerequisite to coparenting orders rather than as a result of non-compliance with court orders.
- King County Sheriff starts mediation program for citizen complaints
Citizens who have complaints with King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies will now have another avenue to address their issues, thanks to a new mediation process being implemented by the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight. According to KCSO, the oversight office “will identify cases in which parties might benefit from a face-to-face discussion.” Mediation will be performed by the King County Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and it’s hoped it will “create an opportunity for meaningful and confidential discussion between the parties.”
- Silence can be expensive: the dangers of ignoring an opponent’s ADR request
UK: The Court of Appeal has decided that a failure to respond to a reasoned invitation to mediate an ongoing dispute is unreasonable, regardless of whether there were good reasons to refuse to mediate. Silence is not an acceptable response and parties must actively engage in attempts to settle their disputes without recourse to court proceedings.
- Turkey asks for Swiss mediation in Karabakh conflict
Turkey has requested support from Switzerland to help overcome conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan to open the way for Ankara to repair ties with Yerevan, which have been cool over the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told Swiss officials that Turkey is ready to normalize its relations with Armenia, but he made it clear that Yerevan should first leave the Azerbaijani territories it has occupied.
- Denver, Adams County officials secretly meet with professional mediator over DIA development
Officials from Denver and Adams County met all day Thursday in a hotel with a professional mediator to work out a resolution to a long-festering dispute over the development of Denver International Airport. The meeting with Washington, D.C., mediator John Bickerman has been a tightly held secret and participants have been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, according to a source close to one of the parties who asked not to be identified.
- Turkey and Norway cooperate for peace
Turkey and Norway support each other on the global scene for mediation and peace efforts against crises. “Turkey will continue to work with friendly nations like Norway and international organizations to achieve regional and global peace,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday. “I usually make some analogy between international crises and earthquakes,” Davutoglu explained at an academic conference on international mediation. “Earthquakes weaken the columns of buildings, mediation is the best effort to restore these buildings.” During the conference, which hosted Norwegian academicians and Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Turkish capital Ankara, both foreign ministers addressed the audience on their countries’ efforts to mediate crises around the world over years.
- Peer mediation may lead Student of the Month to psychology career
Adonis Holmes, 17, was recognized as a Student of the Month recently by the Lansing Rotary Club for his dedication to his school and his fellow students. A senior at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, Holmes serves as president of the Peer Mediation group and vice president of Student Council. “I enjoy being able to sort out differences between individuals. I love being able to say that I helped create a better solution to a critical problem.” To continue to serve his peers, he plans to attend Yale University or the University of Pennsylvania to study psychology. “I enjoy the personal aspect of psychology. I love people, and I would love to have a profession that is centered on human understanding,” he said
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- November 13-19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Domestic Mediation Training
- November 13-15 – Colorado Springs, CO – Conflict Coaching Training 24 hrs.
- November 15-16 – Malibu, CA – Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System
- November 15-24 – Ann Arbor, MI – General Civil and Private Practice Mediation
- November 16-17 – Rohnert Park, CA – I See What You Mean: Visual Tools for Facilitators
- November 18-22 – Westminster, CO – 5 Day Divorce/Separation Mediation Seminar
- November 19-21 – Colorado Springs, CO – Divorce Mediation Training
- November 21-22 – Nashville, TN – 11th Annual Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute
- November 23-December 7 – Rohnert Park, CA – Leadership Skills for Conflict Resolution
- November 28 – Toronto, CAN – DIVORCEmate Basics – What you need to know
- November 30 – New York, NY – The Many Faces of Maslow: A Deep Exploration into Needs-Based Negotiation
- December 5-6 – San Rafael, CA – Nuts and Bolts of Parenting Coordination
- December 9-13 – College Park, MD – Mediation Training (40-hours)
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