needs a Political Action Committee (PAC). We need professional
representation for our ‘industry’ among the decision
makers in our government at all levels: federal; state; and municipal.
We need to communicate what we can do to help elected officials,
policy makers, as well as business leaders
at TOP OF MIND
Mediation needs to get closer to a ‘top of mind’ status
with consumers if we are to accelerate the development of our
profession and to accomplish more positive effect. To do that,
we need to invest ourselves in the marketing of our profession.
Breaking Out of Intellectual Bondage
concept of diversity means a lot more than what we generally tend
to associate it with. Popularly we tend to frame diversity in
terms of discrimination on basis of gender (please, it’s
NOT “sex,” it’s “gender”), skin
color, religious affiliations (or absence thereof), sexual orientation,
physical ability or appeara
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profession forward with a big-tent approach characterized by inclusion
of a variety of areas, viewpoints, and philosophic approaches.
We serve as a nexus of information about profess
and Afghanistan: Opportunities for ADR
collapse of one sort of governmental infrastructure needs to be
replaced with another, and the sooner, the better. Now is the
time to introduce collaborative conflict resolution and arbitral
conflict adjudication into the post-armed conflict re-construction
cultures of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Breaking Tip: What Would it Sound Like To You If They Understood?
I anguished over whether to write this piece or not. On one hand,
I wanted to share this experience with others. On the other hand,
I was concerned some practitioners may find this concept too elementary
and consequently think less of me for writing about it. Then I
factored in a major concern I have about our profe
|What Kind Of Commercial Mediator Are You?
YOU A SPECIALIST OR GENERALIST COMMERCIAL MEDIATOR: WHAT DO YOU
KNOW ABOUT >MY< BUSINESS? By Tom Oswald 29 August 2002 Has
anyone ever asked you this question? Sometimes I get interrogated
about this when I introduce myself as a Commercial Mediator. The
broad range of po
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dual perspectives of both the consumer and of the practitioner.
I anticiate that we will focus on advancing the application of
commercial mediation to business disputes and the pract