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 →
We Are on the Brink – COVID 19
The tale of deserving businesses being denied CARES loans has, and is, being repeated for many of U.S. small businesses who are the backbone of our economy. These are the small businesses who struggle every day to produce and employ members of our communities, but are unable to access the same support as major players. Things are not going back to normal. If normal is a divided nation with racial and economic inequality – we should not want to return to the old normal. We should instead, embrace the opportunity to be better. But how can one person change a hurting globe?
The Mystery of Arbitration – We like “Appropriate” Arbitration
Be informed, selective and informed to find a revered arbitrator that express qualities in ethics, knowledge and organizational strength.
A review of a congregational conflict resolution, a plan to facilitate recovery, the 6 week process used and the results.
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?
Happy Presidents Day – Remembering Perceived Irreconcilable Conflict
Jeff Sachs – “Lessons in Peace Making” seems an appropriate tribute to this Presidents Day. It was the Cuban Missile Crises of 1962. The key take away from this great read is that when the majority of decision makers felt that proliferation had reached a point of no return and that peace could not be achieved, President John F Kennedy’s vision was different.
Attention all Organizations – Train your Managers to be Mediators!
Mediation is an essential skill for managers as they encounter conflict management situations almost daily. These skills offer managers structure to identify and deal with conflict.
Agreement to Use a Mediator
What makes mediation unique and helpful in conflict management in the workplace? Roadblocks to successful mediation can take many forms from structural (bad location) to talent (amateur practitioners). It’s probably no surprise that these two issues can also be basic components of very successful mediation.