Measuring success of community mediation is subjective. Success can and should be measured based on participant and community satisfaction, the sense of fairness, and longevity of resolution. It is difficult, but not impossible, to measure these perceptions.
Part 2 – Community Mediation: Design for Justice
This article is part two in a four-part series examining the mechanics in building successful community mediation. Is the process perceived as fair, and does mediation have the potential to achieve justice for the community?
Part 1 – Community Mediation: Unique, Arduous, Rewarding
The Community Mediation Process: Part One - Planning, Preparation and Design, Process, Evaluation and Monitoring. Community conflict is a fact of life. This year has created new and critical challenges that fuel social and cultural unrest. Many communities are turning to mediation as a way to achieve understanding, resolve conflict and create a better future... Continue Reading →
Conflict Management for Non-Profits and Turf Battles
Poor conflict management is all too common in today's society, and even seen in what we believe to be the most ethical of industries: non-profits. Taken a step further, conflict arises between organizations and individuals over goals and objectives, who is more beneficial, whose donors are whose, and fund-raiser competition for precious time and dollars?
Governance as Leadership in Rotary International
Can governance as leadership help inspire peace? The century old service organization, Rotary International, added their peace initiative to the 4 Avenues of Service. Peace is more than just the absence of conflict.