“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller
The style of mediation practiced is a blend of transformative and facilitative. It serves people who are in a dispute that needs resolution and agreements. Mediation is often a viable alternative to litigation and this style focuses on the interests behind the dispute rather than the positions held by participants. The driving theme in this style is, “Be tough on the problem(s) and soft on the people.” Mediation is confidential.
- Meet or discuss the dispute with each person that will be participating in the mediation. (Confidential)
- Meet with all parties involved in the dispute(s) and facilitate discussions that lead to deeper understandings of the needs and interests driving the dispute.
- Facilitate client participation in establishing agreements.
- When needed, hold “caucuses” with individuals during the mediation in order to provide opportunities for increased awareness and understandings of the dynamics of the dispute(s).