Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

Book by Oliver Burkeman Review by Jennifer Sullivan One doesn’t so much read Oliver Burkeman’s Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, as experience its clarifying power. While booksellers may shelve it alongside the self-help books intended to teach mere...
Virtual Mediation Revisited

Virtual Mediation Revisited

What have we learned in the past two years of mediating online? By Catherine Conner and Katherine Miller As we moved mediation online in the early days of the pandemic, many of us believed that we would return to in-person sessions within a few weeks or months....
Media Review » Summer of Soul

Media Review » Summer of Soul

Review by Laurie Phuong Ertley Summer of Soul (Searchlight pictures, 2021) is a riveting documentary about Black joy, Black power, and Black music.  You might wonder how something so massive as a music festival headlined by the likes of BB King, Stevie Wonder, and...
Meet Our Interns!

Meet Our Interns!

We have five fabulous members of our team who will be working on a variety of projects with the Center for Understanding in Conflict from January to April 2022. Meah GilliamVideo Production Based in Aurora, Colorado Hello everyone! My name is Meah Gilliam and I’ll be...
Top Tips for Starting an ADR Practice

Top Tips for Starting an ADR Practice

By Catherine Conner and Melanie Rowen You may have left your Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) trainings motivated to add Consensual Dispute Resolution (CDR) to your mix of work—or perhaps even inspired to start your own ADR/CDR practice—but not sure where to begin...
Neutrality and Objectivity

Neutrality and Objectivity

By Gary Friedman and Katherine Miller There is no such thing as objectivity, and it is impossible to relate to another human being without the filter of our own subjective experiences. When working with people in conflict, what if we lean into this truth instead of...
Inside Out: The Relationship between Inner and Outer

Inside Out: The Relationship between Inner and Outer

By Gary Friedman As human beings, our experiences shape how we understand not only our own contexts, but those of the people we engage with. Accessing self is an oft ignored central skill in conflict resolution, one that expands our repertoire of how to help people we...
I Knew What Would Happen

I Knew What Would Happen

Catherine Conner and Katherine Miller We all come into a conflict with our own stories, whether we are the parties, a mediator, or another professional. The parties each have their own story about themselves, each other and the conflict. And as they begin, the...