Getting to Yes or No?!
POSTED ON August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

On Thursday 4 September, Collaborative Scotland hosts a Day of Dialogue which will focus on respect and reconciliation in the lead up to, and after, 18 September. It is not about Yes and No but how we will live and work together regardless of the...

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Civil Discourse and Collaborative Governance
POSTED ON May 01, 2012 | Comments (0)

The American Bar Association recently reaffirmed the principle of civility as a foundation for democracy and the rule of law. Its Resolution 108 goes on: "When dealing with the public as well as one another, lawyers should set a high standard for civil discourse as an...

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Two Paradigms, One Bum...!
POSTED ON November 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

We should be hospice workers for the dying as well as midwives for the new, says Graham Leicester, director of the International Futures Forum, we need to respect those who have a vested interest in the old ways of doing things while we grow new...

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Seizing the Moment
POSTED ON May 12, 2011 | Comments (0)

The excellent fifth annual Civil Mediation Council conference in Manchester - Mediation: Seizing the Moment - was addressed by Jonathan Djanogly, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice in the UK government. In an engaging and encouraging contribution, he said that mediation is...

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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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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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