Is Mediation For You?
Do you have any conflicts or disputes with fellow employees or
managers? If so, you should seriously consider Mediation! Disputes and conflicts
can be settled by a variety of methods, including filing formal grievances,
complaints or charges. However, Mediation is one way (a very good way)
to solve disputes less formally, more quickly and often with better results.
There are many benefits to being involved in a mediation session.
Provides a safe space for the peaceful resolution of conflict
Assists the disputing parties in reaching a continuing
peaceful resolution to the problem
Encourages people to take personal responsibility for problem
solving in a peaceful manner
What are the steps involved in Mediation?
Identification of concerns
Exploration of options
Negotiation and make decisions
Clarification of misunderstandings
Help individuals see themselves as others see them
Create a win-win situation; and
Clarify solutions and write an agreement
Is a person trained in mediation skills to help disputants
discuss and resolve their conflict.
Listens to the view point of both parties.
Asks questions about the problem in order to clarify what
Helps both parties to put the dispute in clear and concise
terms so that they both can begin to discuss options for a resolution.
Will write up a mutually acceptable agreement specifically
outlining the terms of the resolution.
Does not offer advice, or make decisions for the participants.
Does not decide who is right or wrong.
The process is completely confidential, unless both parties agree to other
Mediation is a win-win solution:
To arrange a Mediation session you must first contact the Mediation Intake
An agreeable time, date, and location will be set for all participants. The
actual mediation takes approximately two hours. Additional sessions can be
scheduled if necessary.
Want to schedule a Mediation?
Contact: Richard Allen
The Department of Natural Resources is committed to the
principal of fair practices and equal opportunity for all of its employees.