Pensive about pensions

Pensive about pensions

By Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Co-ordinator The front cover of July’s issue of Public Servant magazine shows Francis Maude, Cabinet Office Minister, asking us the reader the question; why strike now?  He is of course referring to the potential upcoming strikes regarding public sector pensions and the government’s plans for reform.  He describes how “current […]

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When disastrous failings occur – how could mediation help?

When disastrous failings occur – how could mediation help?

By Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Co-ordinator The recent revelations about the abuse suffered by the residents of the Winterbourne View care home in the outskirts of Bristol, allegedly administered by the custodians entrusted with their wellbeing, are a shocking reminder of the potential humans possess to completely disregard others needs and deny others their fundamental […]

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Workplace Mediation under the microscope

Workplace Mediation under the microscope

By Fiona Colquhoun, Director, and Daniel Kershen, Foundation Co-ordinator, CEDR Personnel Today, 23rd May 2011, reports on the findings of a conflict management survey, (XpertHR) describing how half of the organisations surveyed have adapted their conflict resolution strategies to include mediation.  This is positive news for long term mediation campaigners such as CEDR.  The survey […]

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Don’t see red (cards) in employment disputes

Don’t see red (cards) in employment disputes

by Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Co-ordinator The emphasis on workplace mediation is unfortunately yet to prevail in all workplace arenas.  Oh the beautiful game (aka. Football), how regularly you show us your fickle nature.  A recent case in point is the  former Chelsea manager’s premiership plight after the recent premiership title dogfight. For what might […]

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Evolving to meet the needs of law firms

Evolving to meet the needs of law firms

by John Munton, Practice Manager, CEDR Solve I have just written to 4,000 lawyers to inform them of some important changes that are taking place at CEDR Solve. I am CEDR Solve’s first Practice Manager of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. My role is to ensure that we meet the needs of law firms and business […]

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CEDR opens Book of Condolence for Miryana Nesic

Following the recent death of Miryana Nesic, CEDR has decided to open a book of condolence for those who wish to make personal tributes. Entries can be made either by posting a comment to this blog or by coming into to CEDR’s offices at 70 Fleet Street in London, where the book of condolence will be available […]

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Pursuing Olympic Gold. Why Spurs may carry on the fight.

Pursuing Olympic Gold. Why Spurs may carry on the fight.

by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR When someone takes a position in a challenge or competition in order to win, they become dedicated to that position and to a large extent it will dictate their actions and how they respond to subsequent events. It is with this in mind that we might interpret […]

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Fixing the Middle East – the ingredients of a National Dialogues

Fixing the Middle East – the ingredients of a National Dialogues

by Dr Karl Mackie CBE, mediator and Chief Executive, CEDR Recent events have been moving so fast it is as if several years of history-making events have been squeezed into a matter of weeks. For CEDR, it was important but intriguing, that the Royal Family in Bahrain responded to the recent national unrest with a call […]

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William and Kate – I have a date with Disney!

William and Kate – I have a date with Disney!

Negotiating your way around the Royal Wedding dilemma By Ranse Howell, Mediator and Consultant, CEDR Skills So it was announced, something that was anticipated but for many seemed an almost distant hope – the Royal Wedding of a favourite prince to his new princess.  This is just what the country needed, something to lift the spirits […]

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