March 6, 2018

If you’re a human being, then you probably have disagreements with the people that you live with, be it a spouse, a sibling, a parent, or a roommate. And like most humans, you probably don’t always see eye to eye with everyone that you work with,...

October 18, 2017

“I can’t stand my co-workers, and I hate coming to work every day.”  I had just sat down to do a one-on-one interview with a staff member to prepare for an upcoming group mediation, and this was the first sentence out of her mouth.  I felt my sto...

October 23, 2016

Back in March, I wrote a blog post called Five Tips to Help Your Organisation or Group Get Along Better in the Long Run, in which I listed five “roots” that can help non-profit, community, and social justice organisations grow strong enough to we...

May 22, 2016

I stood at the front of the classroom, and felt my face go red and my ears fill with static.

It was the end of a day-long conflict resolution workshop for an organisation, and my co-trainer and I had just asked the participants what they were taki...