Core10 Tips for Making the Best of Mediation
POSTED ON January 12, 2011 | Comments (0)

Tip 3: Dignity Increasingly, I find that it is valuable to ensure that those in mediation are treated with, and give each other, respect and courtesy. It is quite extraordinary what an impact acknowledgement of someone else's position can have (even if you don't agree...

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Core10 Tips for Making the Best of Mediation
POSTED ON January 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

Tip 2: Environment The setting for mediation is important - I have conducted mediations in hotel bedrooms and these are not always ideal! We really benefit from light, space, comfortable seating, good food, opportunity for fresh air and exercise and access to phones, the internet, stationery,...

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Thinking Differently: Making a Difference Using Mediation
POSTED ON January 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

On 22 January 2001, we launched Core with an event entitled "Communicate to Persuade." Now, 400 mediations and hundreds of courses and events later, we are celebrating ten years of Core with two key anniversary events on 20 January - and with a book Thinking Differently:...

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Core10 Tips for Making the Best of Mediation
POSTED ON January 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

Tip 1: Meetings I find that it is often helpful to set the scene in mediation by bringing together the participants over breakfast: this gives an opportunity for people to mingle informally and for me to say some words about what we are here to...

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Master Class Case Study
POSTED ON January 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

We are putting the finishing touches to the case study for our Master Class on 20 January. I came across a story in the New York Times (one of the many benefits of an iPad!) about the extraction of rare earth minerals in China. Apparently...

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The Future of Mediation
POSTED ON December 20, 2010 | Comments (0)

To me, mediation represents an enlightened way of doing things at a time when we really need it - locally, nationally, and internationally. Focussing on interests rather than positions, separating people from the problem, accepting that there are two (or more) sides to most (if...

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Highlights of the Core Project
POSTED ON December 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

There have been many highlights since the Core journey began ten years ago. For us all, the visit of William Ury in June 2009 was a bit like a dream coming true. To have the co-author of Getting to Yes leading a Core seminar - and...

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In The Beginning...
POSTED ON December 07, 2010 | Comments (0)

When we launched the Core project a decade ago, it was with hope and a vision, and a touch of boldness too. Then, we were thinking ahead to that first mediation, then the first five or ten, and we would speculate about reaching fifty. We...

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Core 10th Anniversary Events
POSTED ON November 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

Today, we went public on our plans to mark our tenth anniversary, celebrating the significant impact mediation has had on commercial and public life in the last decade in Scotland. We are holding a special dinner and I am delighted that former European Court of...

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