Mediate This!

The National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) is excited to announce that the Union-Tribune will now be featuring a weekly column, titled Mediate This!, featuring advice and tips from NCRC President, Steve Dinkin.  Each Sunday in the B Section of the paper, NCRC will answer a question from a reader regarding communication tips or conflict resolution advice. We are thrilled to have this partnership with the U-T and look forward to expanding our reach and resources in the community!

December 16, 2018
The Marauding Bamboo and The Threatening Neighbor

December 10, 2018
How to Talk About Loud Talk (And Not Be a Crank)​

December 3, 2018
Paving The Way to Neighborhood Unity in El Cajon

November 25, 2018
The Allure of The Costly College on The East Coast

November 18, 2018
A Talking Circle: Feasting On Turkey And Civil Discourse

November 11, 2018
A Query From The Front Lines Of The Scooter War

November 5, 2018
After the Votes are Counted, How do we Heal?

October 29, 2018
The Rental Unit with Down-and-Dirty Appliances

October 14, 2018
A Contractor, a Winning Bid and a Broken Promise

October 7, 2018
A Neighborly Easement and a Driveway Invasion

September 30, 2018​
Unleashing Problems For Neighborhood Walkers

​September 23, 2018​
​Athletes, Protest And Outrage: A Retrospective

​September 16, 2018
Property, Tree Roots and Problems With Plumbing

September 9, 2018
An (Un)Civil War Between Two Tenured Faculty

July 29, 2018
The Handicaped Space and the Agile Pilates Driver

July 22, 2018
The Colorful Storage Building and The Blocked View

July 15, 2018
An Uncivil Plot: Using Rage to Bring About Change

July 8, 2018
A Texting Driver, a Collision, and a Bad Loan

July 1, 2018
The Single Working Mom and an Unconscious Bias

June 24, 2018
The Barking Dogs and The Growling Neighbors

June 17, 2018
A Wedding Gift From a Teenage Nephew Photographer

June 10, 2018
The Passed Over Interim Director and the Outside Hire

June 3, 2018
The Leaning Fence and the Neighbor Standoff

May 27, 2018
The Expensive New Jacket with The Musky Odor

May 21, 2018
The Bullying Executive and The Exiting Employee

May 13, 2018
A Nice New Neighbor with a Big Booming Voice

May 6, 2018
The Ferocious Dog and The Belligerent Owner

April 29, 2018
The Brazen Landlord and The Outrageous Bill

April 22, 2018
Tree vs Tree: The Hostile Elm and The Gentle Ficus

April 15, 2018
A Mom, Her 13-Year-Old, and the Lure of Instagram

April 8, 2018
The Polite New Hire and The Clueless Office Mentor

April 1, 2018
The Corner Store, Booze, and Creepy Guys

March 25, 2018
The Absentee Designer and The Seething Sales Rep

March 18, 2018
The Playground Bully and the Heedless Mother

March 11, 2018
The Customer's Service Dog and The Shop's Barista

March 4, 2018
A Contractor, A Small Street, and Five Large Vehicles

February 25, 2018

The Ex, The Kids, and The Trip with The Girlfriend

February 18, 2018

The Resilient Roaches and The Crabby Landlord

February 12, 2018

A Free Spirit, A Neatnik, and a Cubicle Shoji Screen

February 4, 2018

The Surf Shop, The Wet Floor, and The Medical Bills

January 28, 2018

The Distant Uncle, The Nearby Cousin, and The Will

January 21, 2018

Upstairs Neighbor is a Fitness Bootcamp Instructor