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Training and learning – mediation skills

December 29, 2009

Tweet I am seeing such a lot of theoretical mediation skills training around. Before you know it, there will be written exams with multiple choice questions added to the dominant use of voluminous PowerPoint presentations. I thought it might be good to remind people that in mediation skills training the most important outcome is a [...]

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Season’s Greetings

December 20, 2009

Tweet It is a tradition in my family to light a candle on Christmas morning to bring all those who cannot be with us physically, into our hearts. A couple of years ago, this was our Christmas morning candle which we placed on the hearth (heart in the home). A few hours later, this is [...]

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Why Rudolf really got promoted

December 17, 2009

Tweet How many of us have come across people who have ended up leading the ‘sleigh’ because they couldn’t get on within the ‘team’? Charles, this is brilliant! For more great smiles and chuckles please see is wonderful site at LawComix

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Zen and the mediation client experience – after John Harrington photographer

December 12, 2009

Tweet I am a keen photographer and consequently I follow a number of photographers through RSS and Twitter. Today I came across a great blog post Zen and the mediation client experience by John Harrington based in Washington DC and one of the best photojournalists around today. In his post he makes some very lucid [...]

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Cafe Mediate

December 11, 2009

Tweet Cafe Mediate is a new venture masterminded by Tammy Lenski as a virtual meeting place where we can muse over the issues that are important to the development of mediation. As Diane Levin, our co conspirator put it – a place where conversation and not caffeine is the stimulant. We had our first transatlantic [...]

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Mediator Breakfast – London – 19 January 2009

December 11, 2009

Tweet The popular mediator breakfast club hosted by Michael Cover and David Richbell will meet on Tuesday, 19 January 2009 with guest Nathan Murphy of Alloyfish Time: 0845 Venue: The Punch Tavern, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DE Cost: £5.00 to include, tea, coffee, juices, pastries and fruit. The full Punch breakfast menu will be available [...]

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Special Training Event – New York, New York

December 11, 2009

Tweet Open Space is a remarkably simple process which like all things simple needs a special capacity to teach. I did the course many years ago and it is still one of my all time favourite experiences enhanced by the generosity and wisdom of three very special people. Karen Davis is equally one of my [...]

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Building your own ‘newspaper’- rss feeds

December 6, 2009

Tweet There are lots of “how to…” tips out there about how to manage information. For those of you who would like a clear and concise introduction on how to use the rss feed facility on blogs so that you don’t miss the really useful information, then I recommend that you check out my friend [...]

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Why you should listen to the ‘complainers’

November 28, 2009

Tweet It takes less effort to include people than it does to exclude them – in the long run. As Deepak Chopra said in a recent article ‘I know it’s tempting to tune out difficult people, but that’s the main reason they keep being difficult.’ I know exactly what he meant. As part of my [...]

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Mediation is a process… not an event

November 12, 2009

Tweet There is nothing like training new mediators to bring you out of autopilot and to bring alive the challenge we have in conveying what we practice. From the students’ point of view, they want to know exactly what is appropriate and what is not so that they can build their competence to a standard [...]

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