Meetups with Mediators
Episode 8: What Is It Like to Be a New Mediator?

Episode 8: What Is It Like to Be a New Mediator?

May 4, 2020

In this episode, Katherine Knapke, Chief Operating Officer of the American Negotiation Institute, joins us as both a guest and a co-host.  Katherine shares her perspective as a new mediator and Veronica, host of Meetups with Mediators, shares her perspective as an experienced mediator.

Episode 7: Court-Connected Mediation in Ohio

Episode 7: Court-Connected Mediation in Ohio

December 3, 2019

In this episode, Cathy Geyer, Esq.,  Manager of the Dispute Resolution Section at the Supreme Court of Ohio, joins us to discuss the history of court-connected mediation in Ohio, what makes an effective court-connected mediator, and mediation styles common in court-connected mediation.

Episode 6: Mediating Homelessness

Episode 6: Mediating Homelessness

September 16, 2019

In this episode, Derek Pratt of 4Ward With Purpose Inc. discusses how mediation can create a positive social impact by removing the barriers to housing stability and self-sufficiency.

Episode 5:  Reading Between the Lines in Mediation

Episode 5: Reading Between the Lines in Mediation

October 16, 2018

In this episode, mediator Charlotte Parsons discusses how she focuses on what is being communicated as a whole in mediation—rather than just the words that are being said— in order to help parties have a productive and empowering mediation.

Episode 4:  To Caucus or Not to Caucus?

Episode 4: To Caucus or Not to Caucus?

July 13, 2018

In this episode, attorney and mediator Dave Cohen discusses the benefits, challenges, and how he makes use of a caucus in a mediation.

Episode 3: Back to the Future: A Solutions-Focused Approach to Mediation

Episode 3: Back to the Future: A Solutions-Focused Approach to Mediation

June 11, 2018

In this episode, attorney and mediator Alex Sanchez discusses why he’s adopted a more flexible, solutions-focused approach to mediation and how he encourages productive conversations rather than bitter communications between parties.

Episode 2: Compassionate Curiosity

Episode 2: Compassionate Curiosity

May 2, 2018

In this episode, we discuss a technique called ‘compassionate curiosity’ with corporate attorney and mediator Kwame Christian.   Compassionate curiosity is an effective way to build rapport with parties in a mediation.

Episode 1: Reframing

Episode 1: Reframing

February 20, 2018

In this episode we discuss a mediation technique called reframing with mediator Cynthia Price. Reframing is an effective way to change the tone of a mediation.