Your success matters. You don't have to train to be a mediator to maximize the benefits of mediation as a participant.
The brief opening statement given by mediators suggest that participants can set aside everything known about resolving disagreements and suddenly play by "a NEW set of RULES."
This is like driving a car with a manual transmission with no training or chance to practice.
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." Alice Walker
Learn by practicing. Online mediations and simulations through the zoom.us meeting platform let you "grind the gears" with a "test drive" of the Mediation Process.
Deborah Breeden has trained in Family Court Mediation and has experience as a Volunteer Small Claims Mediator in over 300 face to face mediations.
Work experience across a broad range of industries from retail, legal, financial, wholesale and real estate related companies informs the mediation process with respect and appreciation for people from all walks of life.
Advocating for a family member managing two chronic medical conditions developed patience and persistence for resolving complex matters.
HOW IT WORKS
Mediation is defined as an informal and non-adversarial process.
Self determination: You have the power to make decisions about your own situation.
Confidentiality: Mediation communications are private, unlike documents and hearings required by litigation.
Impartial Facilitation: Mediators work to remove obstacles and barriers that prevent effective communication among people. Mediators do not have any authority to “decide the case.”
A mediator is also responsible for preserving confidentiality and promoting awareness. A mediator’s business practices should reflect fairness, integrity and impartiality.