Angela is offering a reduced-cost mediation clinic on the last Saturday of each month for participants willing to participate in a brief survey after mediation. I would like to focus on relationship mediation. This includes marriage, partners, friends, family, and work relationships- you name it. If there is a conflict within any type of relationship, bring it in, and let's see if we can come up with terms to resolve the conflict.
Research, post-mediation, would include a brief, anonymous, survey (your identity is not necessary for the project) immediately after mediation, or a brief follow-up interview sometime after mediation.
In order to participate in the mediation research clinic, both/all parties must agree in writing to participate in mediation and both/all parties must agree in writing to participate in research. If this criterion is met, I will offer this mediation clinic at a reduced cost of $50/hr. to be split between the parties.
The type of data I am hoping to derive from my research is how mediating parties communicate and resolve conflicts involving the cycle of connecting and disconnecting relationships and the correlation to demographics and identity.
I identify with you and believe that mediation can be beneficial to anyone if the mediator can facilitate the discussion without bias.
BIPOC, elderly, previously incarcerated, youth, I/DD, migrating people- you name it. Often, the process of mediation is not truly considerate of other cultures and backgrounds. This needs to change now! All people should feel like mediation is a process that is right for them.
Mediation is a process for people to have face-to-face conversations about the issues important to them. Mediators are omnipartial and will not make decisions for you. They help people in conflict communicate and support their own decision-making. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process.
A mediation agreement is binding and enforceable when it is part of a court order. The parties decide whether they wish to submit an agreement to court.
All communication during intake and in a mediation session is confidential except in cases of child abuse or the abuse of a vulnerable adult. I cannot disclose what is said in mediation to anyone unless I have written permission from the parties such as if the parties ask me to submit their agreement to the courts. This confidentiality extends to referral sources too. In keeping with confidentiality, I respectfully request that parties do not subpoena me to testify in court for any reason related to their mediated conflict.
I promise, there is an explanation for this. This course provides a basic understanding about the way the brain and the body reacts to what it perceives to be "danger" and once it is in a "danger" state, why it is difficult to hear logic and reasoning.
The course will also provide basic tools for managing people when they are in a "danger" state which will help to decide when it is appropriate to have meaningful discussions.
Please contact me if you would like to learn how I can tailor this course for your organization or learning institution.
This training is designed for project managers or anyone working in a project environment who would like to learn how to improve their collaborative communication skills, learn advanced negotiation skills, work within teams better and learn how to conduct quasi-mediations with their team and between stakeholders and learn how to design a conflict management plan to incorporate into the project plan to tackle conflict before or as it happens, keeping the project manager in control.
Please email me at email@example.com if you would like to save your seat for the next training in Alaska or if you would like to learn how you can provide this training to the PMs in your organization.
If you are a co-parent and you do not have shared physical and legal custody AND you do not have an open CASA, criminal, or misdo DV case pending, please contact me - I may want to help for a very low cost.