Archive for the ‘Conflict resolution’ Category

Anyone else feeling anxious…?

What strange and difficult times we are living in. We humans are pretty flexible beings, able to withstand and even triumph over adversity when it comes knocking. Adjusting to life during a worldwide pandemic – wow, okay, we can do this. Add in global economic uncertainty – hmmm, that’s a pretty big double whammy, but […]

Posted on September 23rd, 2020 by Renee

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Talking Mediation on CBC with Andrew Chang

In my role as Roster Manager of Mediate BC, I had the privilege of talking about mediation with Andrew Chang on CBC a few weeks ago in the context of the Teachers Strike. Despite its increasingly high profile, ‘mediation’ remains a mystery to many. In the interview, we chatted a bit about what mediation is […]

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by Renee

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Reasonable Expectations

We enter agreements every day –¬†agreements big and small, inconsequential and monumental. How satisfied we are post-agreement depends on our expectations. Dickens’ expectations were merely great; some have expectations that verge on the absurd. I recently reviewed a contract that used the language “throughout the universe in perpetuity”. I kid you not. To all the […]

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by Renee

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The few creating conflict for the many

Too often, the few ruin it for the many. I watched in sad disappointment last night as our beloved Canucks lost Game 7 and the Stanley Cup to Boston. But then I watched in horror and shame as a relatively few complete idiots behaved as shamefully as one can behave, painting an ugly picture of […]

Posted on June 16th, 2011 by Renee

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