Finding an easier way to settle disputes

by Carmel Haynes The legal fraternity in Barbados is being encouraged to look for a less litigious way of settling legal disputes. Through a four-day workshop on alternative dispute resolution, members of the judiciary and local Bar Association are being sensitised to the integration of mediation into the civil justice system. Natalie Johnson, acting programme […]

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Not all conflict bad

The Barbados Advocate Visiting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) systems design specialist Allan Stitt showed local departmental heads yesterday, that while some persons view conflict in a negative light, there are actually quite a few benefits that can be identified. These observations were made when participants from various governmental organizations, got a first hand look at […]

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Feedback versus criticism

To optimize the performance of the team, a manager has to let the team members know what is expected of them. The broad guidelines given at the beginning of an assignment may not be enough to ensure a smooth flow. By providing periodic assessments and timely feedback to team members there is a greater likelihood […]

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Mediation 2017: Roundtable

This article was originally published in Who’s Who Legal: Mediation 2017. For the original post, please visit http://whoswholegal.com/news/features/article/33990/mediation-2017-roundtable/ Who’s Who Legal brings together Alan Limbury at Strategic Resolution, Rosemary Jackson QC at Keating Chambers and Allan Stitt at ADR Chambers to discuss recent developments in the field of mediation including its increasing popularity, the future for […]

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Maclean’s magazine – Higher education

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Managing Strong Emotions in a Difficult Conversation (video)

Elinor Whitmore reviews some tools for managing strong emotions in a challenging conversation, whether the emotions are your own, or those of the other person.

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How to start a difficult conversation (video)

Elinor Whitmore provides advice and guidance on how to start a challenging conversation with a difficult person, on a difficult issue, or both.

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How to become a mediator

How to Become a Mediator Don’t give up your day job. Be patient. Unless you are spectacularly well known (e.g. Supreme Court judge) or very lucky, it will take time to build your practice. You can’t hang out your shingle as a mediator and expect a flood of work. It is a ‘word of mouth’ practice […]

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Success story: Government of Nunavut

Description of organization: The Government of Nunavut (GN) was established by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and represents all of the people of the territory, both Inuit and non-Inuit.  The GN is committed to reflecting the values, the traditional knowledge and the diversity of Nunavut’s population and works hard to support the development of the […]

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Success story: York Region District School Board

Description of organization: The York Region District School Board has over 123,000 elementary and secondary school students and employs over 7,500 teachers, 400 administrators, 1,100 plant and maintenance staff and 1,000 professional and para-professionals. The Board’s mission statement is, in part: “To advance student achievement and well-being through public education”. To meet their commitment to […]

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