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The audio recordings from the widely acclaimed Mediation Business Summit have now be reduced to £26.00/€30/USD39 for the full set. You can also purchase in Euros and US dollars.

Cafe Mediate was started by Amanda Bucklow, Tammy Lenski, Diane Levine and others. Tammy has kindly offered to host the audio podcasts on her iTunes account for safe keeping. A video podcast is also hosted on The Mediation Times with Jeff Thompson from New York. You can find that through this link.



  • Click here to download Raising the Bar Raising the Bar (807 KB)

  • Much has been said and is still to be said about training standards. They are important but only if they mean something. High standards are believed to help to reduce the need for regulation. This article may be interesting to those who are considering training as a mediator or who would like to know more about the issues.

  • Click here to download Still Measuring Value - part 1 Still Measuring Value - part 1 (1710 KB)

  • Recent developments in Parliament and the updated dispute resolution guidance makes this article very relevant even though it was written some time ago.

  • Click here to download Still Measuring Value - Part 2 Still Measuring Value - Part 2 (1491 KB)

  • Part 2 on the same theme.

  • Click here to download Project Mediation Project Mediation (686 KB)

  • Reassessing the Risk Minimisation standard and the resistance to change within the rail industry. Examining what is essential for behaviour to change. This article is relevant for project mediation and large group conflict.

  • Click here to download Confidentiality in Mediation Confidentiality in Mediation (1934 KB)

  • The issue of confidentiality in mediation is very important. There is a balance to be struck between personal responsibility for decisions made, maintaining the privacy that would exist anyway if the court were not involved, and the interests of the wider community.

Others: publications and speeches relevant to mediation

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