Whether a dispute involves two individuals or a larger group, ACHIEVE’s mediators will work with disputing parties to identify interests, clarify issues and work towards options for resolving the conflict.
Learn more about: Mediation – Conflict Resolution.
Alana has extensive mediation and group facilitation experience in justice, community and school settings. She has trained hundreds of restorative justice facilitators and mediators in British Columbia and currently supports… Read more…
Wendy believes that mediation provides people with a way of seeing beyond conflict in order to follow pathways towards sustainable solutions. She has worked in a wide variety of organizations, boards, and businesses both in… Read more…
Sometimes stress, personality differences or other precipitating factors can lead to conflict between individuals or within an entire group. Dealing with conflict can be both frustrating and time consuming, and can limit the effectiveness of all the people involved. Whether a dispute involves two individuals or a larger group, a mediated process can resolve disputes that otherwise continue to be a burden on all those involved. ACHIEVE’s mediators will work with disputing parties to identify interests, clarify issues and work towards options for resolving the conflict. The time required for mediation is different in each situation and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Successful mediation requires:
– Desire to resolve conflict from both parties.
– Both parties agree to the mediation process.
– The mediator to be viewed as unbiased.
While there are some circumstances (violence, harassment, etc.) where the use of mediation may not be suitable, in most cases when all of the proceeding points for successful mediation are met, mediation has a high success rate. If the focus of mediation is for a larger group or community, it can be very beneficial for participants to take our training in Conflict Resolution Skills before beginning the mediation process.