Friday, November 10, 2006

Netherlands and Australia among latest additions to World Directory of ADR Blogs

World Directory of ADR BlogsWhile I was cleaning off my desk late last night, I came across the Summer 2006 issue of the Association for Conflict Resolution's quarterly magazine, ACResolution, which contained an article I'd written for them back in April, "Three Reasons ADR Professionals Should Be Blogging". It gave me the opportunity to plug my World Directory of ADR Blogs project, which listed about 40 blogs at the time.

Seven months have passed since I wrote that article. The head count since then has more than doubled, with more than 80 ADR blogs now listed.

You can view the full list at the World Directory of ADR Blogs web site, broken down by categories, or you can browse through all the blog feeds in one location at the Bloglines subscription page I created for the Directory.

In any event, I'm pleased to announce the addition of three more this week. Two of them are firsts--a blog from the Netherlands and another from Australia, together with another from the U.S. They are:

Fer Kousen Conflictmanagement.
The first Dutch blog to be added to the Directory, this eponymous blog, which will explore the subject of conflict management in both Dutch and in English, is published by Fer Kousen, an internal mediator at the Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit (Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality) in the Hague. (Be sure to check out "Mediation (Oil on Canvas)". No translation is necessary.)

The Australian Mediation Association Blog.
Callum Campbell, the founder and director of Mutual Mediations, a dispute resolution firm based in Brisbane, has launched the first Australian blog to explore mediation, negotiation, and other interest-based, collaborative approaches to addressing conflict.

Southern California Mediation Association Blog.
Victoria Pynchon, California-based attorney-mediator, and prolific and talented author of two blogs, Settle It Now Negotiation Blog and Settle It Now Mediation Blarg, has launched one more, this one for the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA). The SCMA Blog was created to serve as a forum for communicating with SCMA members, ADR professionals, and the public about mediation and conflict resolution.

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As always, if you wish to add your blog or someone else's to the World Directory of ADR Blogs, please let me know. It's a commercial-free site, and there is no cost to be listed. The Directory has information on submitting your blog and submission guidelines.

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