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January 24th, 2017 by Peninsula Mediation

On January 31, 2017 Peninsula Mediation & ADR will provide a training seminar for the National Transportation and Safety Board in Washington DC on “Managing Conflict with the High Conflict Employee.”

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Conflict resolution is my general field of study and work, and we cherish what decision science tells us about decision errors and how to avoid or remedy them. If I can help someone consider why, for instance, “being overly committed to an initial course of action even when it is no longer beneficial,” (DE #2) and make a more satisfying decision instead, I feel like I’ve really added value to a problem solving situation. (more…)


January 24th, 2017 by Peninsula Mediation

Peninsula Mediation & ADR was just awarded a contract with the Department of Navy Assistant for Administration to provide a blended learning training series from January 2017 – January of 2018. These trainings feature a combination of webinars and face-to-face sessions to improve respectful communication in the workplace, constructive feedback, communication about performance expectations, and […]

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It is January 21, 2017 and I am watching the Women’s March on Washington from the warmth of my home and listening to speaker after speaker express hopes and aspirations in ardent and sometimes discordant but civil ways. Their messages are diverse yet coallesce around the shared higher-level value of love for all of one’s neighbors.   So many bright lights in an otherwise gray late January day.  This movement is a “civil” war of sorts. One that values difference and civility. (more…)

In November of 2015 we had so much dispute resolution work that an opportunity to present research on “Adapting a Brief Conflict Coaching Model to a Two Culture Workplace” at the International Communication Association annual meeting in Kyushu, Japan made both professional and economic sense. Who could say “no” to an opportunity like this? (more…)