Mediators don’t bring Cockroaches!

Author: Paula Drouin, Founder and President of ADR International Group Inc., February 4th, 2015 This may seem like an unusual title for a blog but it could help other Mediators who find themselves accused of manufacturing issues that didn’t previously exist. Have you ever conducted a conflict assessment and had a sense that you were suspected of creating issues that […]

What does FAIRNESS have to do with it?

Fairnesszone photo by Patrick Seabird Author: Paula Drouin, Founder and President of ADR International Group Inc. January 20th, 2015 “The world isn’t fair, Calvin.” “I know Dad, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?” ― Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury Have you ever wondered what is […]

Mediators Mentoring Mediators

The Launch of the M&M Club happened on Friday, January 15th, 2016 at my office. I have decided to change the name to Mediators Mentoring Mediators because that seems more reflective of what actually transpired.  Everyone in the room has completed extensive mediation training; two of us have been in the business for almost two […]

Comment on “Mission Possible: Canada can prevent Homegrown Terrorism”

In response to Ben Hoffman’s post   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mission-possible-canada-can-prevent-homegrown-evan-hoffman Author: Paula Drouin, Founder and President of ADR International Group Inc. has a Master’s degree in Human Security and Peace Building. Well said Ben! When I was young, communism was blamed for random acts of violence. As a teenager the ‘immoral hippies’ were blamed. In more peaceful times […]

Link To Neuroscience Research related to Mediation

Hello Some of you may find this information interesting.  The research is being conducted by Mr. Francois Borgacz as part of his Phd.  It is focused on the Affective and Social Signals in Mediation.  This very brief description is a well crafted introduction to the research.  2016. http://affective-sciences.org/content/affectivemediation Francois will be delivering three workshops in […]

M & M Café – Mediation Mentoring Café

Photo and Article by Paula Drouin, Founder and President of ADR International Group Inc. January 8th, 2015 Adding action to my previous blog I have decided to organize the first M & M Café to provide an opportunity for new, or past, graduates and working mediators in the Edmonton Area to come together to co-create some mentoring […]