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Mediation business and marketing
I used to write a fair amount about the mediation business, ADR marketing, and starting a mediation career. Here's a selection about starting and running a mediation business and marketing mediation in ways you can feel proud of and build genuine connection with your market. Want more? Try my award-winning mediation marketing book, Making Mediation Your Day Job.
What is the future of mediation? That’s the very question I was invited to answer by Mediate.com’s Mediation Futures Project. The project is inviting leading thinkers in the field to share their best ideas about the future of the mediation field and of mediation practice.
So I contributed The Future of Mediation: Mediators As Problem Finders, Makers, and Designers. Here’s an excerpt:
We mediators are a confidential bunch, good at holding private what’s been told in trust. But there’s one secret mediators should never keep, because the telling of it, the acknowledging of it, holds the promise of reaching greater heights in your work. When I’m teaching a mediation class to conflict resolution grad students, I’m fond […]
Some of the most common questions I’m asked by new mediators and would-be mediators is how to find good mediation training. Since mediation training comes in many flavors and from trainers with wildly varying skill, I’ve finally taken the time to share my four cents.
In my Candid Guide to Getting Great Mediation Training, I discuss the following questions and how they help you be an informed consumer.
Mediation training comes in a multitude of flavors. To make sure you get really good training and an excellent return on your training investment, here’s a guide to help you choose the right flavor for you. Questions to ask yourself Start with your own clarity. Your answers to the following questions help you steer yourself […]
I remember the first time I succeeded in a mediation. I was a newbie mediator, just barely out of my studies and on my own. A university dean I knew from my own days as a college dean hired me to mediate a nagging workplace conflict involving eight women in the same office. There had been fireworks.
The New England Association for Conflict Resolution has asked me to lead a conversation with attendees at the April annual dinner. We’ll be discussing the relevance of professional and volunteer conflict resolvers in people’s lives and how we do (and don’t) address that relevance in the ways we talk about our work, our services, our […]
Consider this mediation story reported by the Associated Press about a decade ago: Northampton, Mass. – The city’s attempt at mediating complaints by merchants about ice cream loving motorcyclists gathering outside a Main Street shop had mixed results. About 40 bikers and 10 merchants, including the owner’s of Bart’s Homemade, sat in a circle and […]