Dave Hilton and Dan Rainey

Collective Bargaining and Online Mediation with Dan Rainey (National Mediation Board)

Today is a very special day in the field of Dispute Resolution. October 18th is Conflict Resolution Day 2012 (sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution)! This week is also the American Bar Association’s 2012 Mediation Week!  Both of these events are designed to promote awareness and use of mediation, arbitration and other forms of Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management.

Conflict Engagement Specialists is showing our support by debuting the 1st episode of our Conflict Specialists Show!

In this 1st Episode of the Conflict Specialists Show, Dave Hilton interviews Dan Rainey- Chief of Staff of the National Mediation Board.

Some of the topics in today’s episode:

  • The National Mediation Board (NMB)
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Collective Bargaining Process and Dynamics
  • Internet Bar Organization
  • Modria
  • ADR Hub’s Cyberweek 2012
  • Conflict in the Middle East
  • and more!

Can’t see the video? Listen to the audio version below.


So the questions for today- have you ever used any type of online products or services for Dispute Resolution purposes? If so, what kind of experiences have you had with the technology? If not, is something keeping you from using them or have you just not had the opportunity yet? Share your comments and stories below!

Here are links to the resources mentioned in the show:

Dan Rainey’s blog

National Mediation Board

Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice (Amazon Link)


Internet Bar Organization

The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution

Association for Conflict Resolution

ADR Hub’s Cyberweek 2012 (October 29th through November 2nd)

SMU Study Abroad Program- Israel/Palestine Class July 2013 (links to a .pdf file)

John W. Burton (Human Needs Theory)

Kenneth Burke (Literary and Social Critic)


If you have comments, questions, topic ideas or guest suggestions for future episodes of the Conflict Specialists Show– please leave them below, email Dave at show AT conflictengagementspecialists DOT com or contact us through Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for watching!

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