Mediation and Facilitation Info

Who Needs Mediation or Facilitation?

Congregations seeking to have healthy dialogue, facing change or reconcile disputes

Pastors looking to help congregants resolve disputes without further escalation

Schools interested in adding peer mediation to create a healthier student body or administrators seeking to make changes in personnel conduct or addressing an unhealthy work environment

Civic groups engaged in divisive conversations

Community groups seeking to have healthy dialogue

Businesses looking to resolve a conflict in an efficient and affordable manner before seeking legal assistance

Counselors looking to help their clients resolve interpersonal disputes or any individual seeking interpersonal conflict resolution.

What to Expect from Your Mediation  or Facilitation with our team

We will meet with each person or group individually. In these meetings information will be shared pertaining to the issue at hand including financial documents, schedules, history of the organization or relationship …etc. The appropriateness of mediation or facilitation will also be assessed in these meetings.

For mediations – parties can then decide if they wish to meet separately or jointly; bring attorneys or other professionals; and what materials will be used in mediation (such as financial records, attorney summaries, etc).

Once mediation begins, we will facilitate discussions between those involved and help with ways of resolving issues that work for everyone. These discussions lead to a Memorandum of Agreement, signed by all parties, which could be submitted to court if there is a court case. The process is confidential, so unless all parties agree, conversations and offers made during the mediation process cannot be used in court.

For Facilitation: persons connected to the organization experience change or another issue will be interviewed and a proposal will be administered. Those making decisions for the organization will then assess this proposal.