JS110Mediate1

JS110Mediate1 - Basic Principles in Mediation What is...

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Unformatted text preview: Basic Principles in Mediation What is Mediation? Mediation is the use of a neutral 3 rd Party to help persons or groups in dispute to manage conflict and reach mutually beneficial agreements or acceptable compromises. Pre-Requisites for Mediation Persons have capacity to be fully functioning, rational beings Power relations can be balanced between parties Participation will not disadvantage parties Voluntary Confidential Non-coercive Proposed Benefits of Mediation It’s democratic - individuals have a right to self-determine People making own agreements are More satisfied Have needs better met More likely to honor agreement More likely to resolve issues in future Successful mediation Builds respect, trust & community ties Compared to settlement imposed by authority less costly usually more efficient Criteria for an Effective Dispute Resolution Method It should produce a wise agreement...
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