Mediation

When conflict escalates, mediation is sometimes appropriate. We have substantial experience in mediation. Our experience includes mediationĀ of disputes within networks or associations, environment and natural resources issues, as well as multisectoral disputes.

Our approach is founded on the following goals and tasks:

  • Help clarify the choices that the parties face
  • To keep the power of resolution with the parties, not the mediator
  • Improve communications and the exchange of necessary information
  • Enhance the development of options to both resolve the conflict and improve relationships
  • Help the parties better understand how to improve thert decisions
  • Assist the parties, as mediator, in identifying and avoiding likely decision-making errors
  • Recognize the implications of difficult conversations in negotiations
  • Encourage thoughtful and thorough preparation
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