Jeff Thompson's Blog – February 2009 Archive (23)

5 Tips For Using Silence As A Tool

5 Tips For Using Silence As A Tool



Here is today's mobile mediation and negotiation tips. What do I mean by 'mobile'? I am thinking of this and typing it while on the train so enjoy!



originally posted at Enjoy Mediation on 2.26.09



1- It puts the pressure on the other party (meaning it's not on you). By feeling the need to say something in order to break the silence will possibly get them to move away from… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 26, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Mediation & ADR News 02.25.09

Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation on 2.25.09

note: for active news links, click the above link



Activists Seek to End Street Violence

Ministers and community activists gathered Sunday at a spot a few steps away from where three teenagers were gunned down Friday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood.



"Violence is definitely a sickness. It's a disease, and we need to start treating it like a… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 25, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Owners No Jackasses, Keeps Jackass Website

Originally posted on 02.24.09 at Enjoy Mediation

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Owners No Jackasses, Keeps Jackass Website

For those who remember, I posted about dispute resolution and the internet a few weeks back. I found this charm of a story and had to post it here:



The World Intellectual Property Organization has the thankless job of overseeing… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 24, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Unrest in Caribbean Has Roots in Slavery Past

Originally Posted on 3.23.09 at Enjoy Mediation

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Unrest in Caribbean Has Roots in Slavery Past



I read about this about a week ago and it stuck in my mind. So, when I saw it again on the homepage of Yahoo! News, I decided to write about it. An additional factor driving me to write about this is that as mediators and negotiators, we are always promoting 'expanding… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Blogging on the Go!



Originally posted on 02.22.09 at Enjoy Mediation



Blogging on the Go!



Yes, technology has made another advancement here at the Enjoy Mediation Blog. I am now able to post updates from my mobile phone.

If you are asking why, and who cares, so am I!

Now that we have that out of the way, think about all the great news that I can now post instantaneously...no I… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 22, 2009 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Hillary Clinton: Currency Before Compassion?

Hillary Clinton: Currency Before Compassion?

Human Rights Second, Money First?


Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation on 02.21.09

For active news links, click above link



Is this the same direction that we thought the Obama Administration was going to head in? What happened to Conflict Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation as well as Negotiation? For… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 21, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NYU Protest Over



Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation on 02.20.09

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The NYU 'Siege" is Now Over



The student takeover of the Kimmel Student Center Cafeteria has ended with:



1) no demands met

2) no negotiations

3) an injured security guard

4) 1 arrest for disorderly conduct

5) multiple suspensions… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 20, 2009 at 6:51pm — No Comments

New York University Under Siege!

For actie links, visit Enjoy Mediation



NYU Under Siege!

Well, the Kimmel Cafeteria is at least. This is still a developing story, so I will post more on it tomorrow. If you are interested, there is a blog posting updates every few minutes [here]



NY Times first broke the story [here]



From CBS:

AP) Dozens of students have barricaded themselves inside of New… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 19, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

ADR, Mediation & Negotiation News 02.17.09

Originally Posted on 02.17.09 at Enjoy Mediation

See above link for active links to articles



Huffington Post: Give Home Foreclosures the Same Treatment As Wall Street Bankers



Arianna Huffington says that not enough attention is given to the people currently in foreclosure. She also thinks Obama's plan should include mandatory mediation.



"His plan should also include mandatory mediation between… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 17, 2009 at 7:52am — No Comments

News for 02.16.09

News for 02.16.08, originally posted at Enjoy Mediation

note: active links at the above link



Fair Playing field?

The Nobles County Deputies Union and the County Officials have agreed to mediation to try and solve the issue of their contract. They have been working out of contract for 18+ months.

the question of a level playing field is raised when I read this, "And during each negotiation meeting, Clarke… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 16, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Rotary Fellowship 2010 Aplications Due 03.31.09

Posted originally on 02.15.09 at Enjoy Mediation





This is a fantastic opportunity:



The Rotary Club of Comox has applications for Rotary World Peace Fellowships for the 2010–2011 scholastic year.

The fellowships are for study at one of the seven Rotary Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution to obtain a… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Go Ahead, Be Stupid!

Originally Posted on 02.13.09 at Enjoy Mediation



Go Ahead, Be Stupid!



Yes, the title is a bit gimmicky but what I am trying to say is 'playing dumb' works in mediation and negotiation. It does not matter if you are the mediator, a negotiator or one of the parties involved.



What am I talking about?



Playing dumb means… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 13, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

Fired During the Mediation!

Originally posted on 02.12.09 at Enjoy Mediation

For active links, click above link

note: the 'fired during mediation' is the third story down



New Mediation Program In the Twin Cities

This article [here] talks about a new court of Appeals mediation program in the Twin Cities. Worth the fews minutes to read.



What I would like to point out is the issue of paid… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 12, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

San Fran Ripe For Mediation

Posted Originally on February 11th, 2009 at Enjoy Mediation

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San Fran Ripe For Mediation

Patrick Goggin wrote a really good piece about how the budget situation in San Fransisco could benefit from mediation. "Marc", a reader who posted a comment, then wrote an interesting assessment of how mediation would be a a… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 11, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference



Originally Posted at Enjoy Mediation

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The ABA Section on Dispute Resolution's 11th Annual Spring Conference (wow that's a mouthful) is this April, did you know?



Well, you do now and I highly recommend it. It happens to be in New York City, from April 15th - 18th at the Sheraton Hotel and… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

News & Tips 02.09.09

Posted originally on 02.09.09 at Enjoy Mediation

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Mediators Prepare New Darfur Peace Push

Mediators attempting to broker an end to the six-year war in Darfur met in the Qatari capital on Monday ahead of the first peace talks between the Sudanese government and the rebel Justice and Equality Movement since… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Weekend Mediation and ADR News [2.7.09]

Originally published 2.7.09 at Enjoy Mediation

Weekend Mediation & ADR News

Note, all links are active at the blog

Some really good news, take a few minutes to have a read!

Police and City Mediation

Mediation With 32 Groups!

LAPD and Mediation

UN Mediators Need to Be Reviewed... and…
Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 7, 2009 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Sharpen Those Tools!



Sharpen Those Tools

Originally posted 02.04.09 at Enjoy Mediation



We all, or most of us, know that the three tips to being successful in negotiation is prepare, prepare, prepare. Right?



The same applies to mediators. Sure, we don't make the agreement, give opinions, or make… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 4, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Hey, It's Not Just the Dalai Lama!

from 02.02.09- The Enjoy Mediation Blog



Hey It's Not Just The Dalai Lama!




The Dalai Lama is well known for his persistant, nonviolent approach to the situation in Tibet with Chinese Government, but how many heard of Aung San Suu Kyi? She has been under house arrest in Myanmar for years… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 3, 2009 at 8:22am — No Comments

UN Charter Change and more...

from 02.01.09- The Enjoy Mediation Blog

UN Charter Changes To Include Improved Conflict Resolution?

The Lagos State Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has called for a review of the United Nations Charter in order to seek for more humane ways to resolve conflicts around the world.



Fashola made the call on Thursday… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 3, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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