Podcasts and Speeches

The word “Podcast” is derived from a combination of “iPod” and “broadcast”.
A podcast is a pre-recorded audio or video digital file which is optimized for playback on portable devices such as iPods and phones and is also configured to play back on a desktop or laptop computer.

  • Michael McIlwrath of GE Oil & Gas, and current Chair of the IMI Board of Directors, has produced a series of CEDR Award-winning podcasts on International Dispute Negotiation.  Those featuring mediation are linked below.

If you wish to hear all of Michael McIlrath’s podcasts in iTunes please click here or visit the CPR Institute website

  • Jane Gunn, a Mediator, Conflict Management Consultant and Speaker working with businesses and business leaders around the world, has a selection of podcasts available on her website. Those featuring mediation are linked below:

To visit the podcast page on Jane’s website, click here

  • Doug Noll, a Mediator, author, speaker, and lecturer on advanced peacemaking and mediation theory and practice, is also the host of a radio show: The Doug Noll Show

To link to Doug’s show or to listen to his archived podcasts, click here

  • The National Mediation Conference is a bi-annual gathering of Australia’s leading mediators and mediating organisations. Podcasts of sessions from previous conferences are available at the conference website.

To download the Podcasts, click here

  • Susan Coleman produces The Peace Building Podcast. In season 2: Episode 12 she interviews former British Ambassador, Charles Crawford, on Building Peace in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina.

To hear this podcast, click here


Mediation Podcasts by Jane Gunn

Mediation Podcasts by Michael McIlwrath

IDN102 – Part 2, William Ury on Negotiating with Difficult People

William Ury returns to discuss negotiating with difficult people.

IDN 87 – Go Sit Under the Mango Tree: Globalization and Mediation

Harvard’s Caroline Rees discusses how mediation fits into corporate social responsibility efforts.

IDN 82 – NBC Universal–Part 2, Mediating Disputes in the Film and Television Industries

In Part 2 of a discussion on domestic and international conflict resolution in the entertainment field, you’ll find out why NBC Universal mediates most of its disputes. Susan E. Weiner, NBC’s New York-based executive vice president and deputy general counsel, and David L. Burg, of Universal City, Calif., who is senior vice president for litigation, explains why the company uses and enforces a multistep contract clause requiring negotiation and mediation before the television network and film studio takes the party on the other side of the table to court.

IDN 81 – NBC Universal – Disputes in the International Entertainment Industries

Disputes at a television network attract a great deal attention, and need a great deal of conflict management skills. Not to mention cutting-edge tools. Two top lawyers at NBC Universal Inc. talk discovery, arbitration, mediation, and the nature of business disputes in the first of two parts. The guests for the next two weeks are New York-based Susan Weiner, who is executive vice president and deputy general counsel, and David L. Burg, of Universal City, Calif., who is senior vice president for litigation.

IDN 65 – Part II: Turning Mediation Into a Global Profession, Why IMI?

IDN 64 – Part I: Turning Mediation Into a Global Profession, Why IMI?

The IMI accrediting program is designed to fill in gaps for businesses wanting to avoid litigation abroad, but which don’t have enough information about neutrals who can do the work. The theory is that improved information on neutrals will increase access, and the use of mediation. And the result will be less wasteful litigation.

IDN 53 – So You Want to Be an Effective Mediator? Ben Picker Return

One of the nation’s top law firm ADR practitioners, Bennett G. Picker, of Philadelphia’s Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, returns to talk about what it takes to be a great mediator.

IDN 52 – Becoming Your Own ‘Amiable Compositeur’: Arb-Med with Mercedes Tarrazon

Mercedes Tarrazon explains a practice that she has adapted in a variety of commercial conflict resolution settings around the world.

IDN 50 – ADR Through a Corporate Looking Glass

Alexander J. Oddy, Partner of the London-based law firm Herbert Smith, talks about Inside Track, a comprehensive commercial conflict resolution report.

IDN 48- Mediation in Belgium, Romania and Spain

Helena De Backer, name partner in Brussels’ De Backer & Bastin, and founder and current president of the Brussels Business Mediation Center; Constantin-Adi Gavrila is director of the Craiova Mediation Center, and president of the Mediation Centers Union in Romania; and Mercedes Tarrazon is an independent mediator and arbitrator in Barcelona.

IDN 45 – Back to the Future in Conflict Resolution

IDN 26 – Evolution of Dispute Resolution

Robert L. Carneiro, sociologist, anthropologist, the American Museum of Natural History curator, Columbia University.

IDN 44 – Mediating Across Cultures with Joanna Kalowski

Joanna Kalowski reflecting her intense mediation experiences across borders and with indigenous people, both in government and in private practice.

IDN 42 – Part 2: Bringing Oxytocin to the Room

IDN 41 – Part1: Bringing Oxytocin to the Room

Santa Monica attorney-neutral-educator Kenneth Cloke, founder and leader of Mediators Beyond Borders.

IDN 40 – Mediator’s Handbook After 25 Years

Jenny Beer, author of the seminal, cross-discipline guide, The Mediator’s Handbook, co-authored in 1982.

IDN 39 – Part 2: Mediating with Hard Negotiators

IDN 30 – Part 1: Dealing with Hard Negotiators

John Wade, Australian mediator, educator and practitioner

IDN 31 – Mediation as Opportunity

Ben Picker, veteran mediator/trainer, a partner in Philadelphia’s Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP; a member of both the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial mediators.

IDN 27 – Mediating from Singapore

Christopher Lau, a senior counsel at Three Verulam Buildings, London-based barristers’ chambers. Christopher is in the firm’s Singapore office, and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

IDN 22 – Mediation in The Netherlands

Manon Schonewille, managing director of ACB Mediation Corporate Conflict Management, The Netherlands.

IDN 16 – How to Borrow a Mediator’s Powers

Prof. Dwight Golann,  Boston’s Suffolk University Law School.

IDN 13 – ADR-centric Civil Justice Reforms in the UK

Lord Harry Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales and CPR Institute President Kathy Bryan.

IDN 11 – International Mediation

Karl Mackie, chief executive of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

IDN 10 – Corporate Dispute Resolution

Wolf von Kumberg, Assistant General Counsel and Legal Director-Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation.

IDN 9 – Great Mediators

Jay Welsh, General Counsel of JAMS.

IDN 7 – Mediating with Arbitration Institutions

Melanie Meilhac of ICC and Mark Appel of ICDR/AAA.

IDN 3 – International Mediation

Thierry Garby, President, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) World Forum of Mediation Centres.

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