Intro_Mediation - What is Mediation Mediation is a process...

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What is Mediation? Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party facilitates communication and negotiation and promotes voluntary decision making by the parties to the dispute. (Model Standards of Conduct 2005)
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Types of Mediators Moore, 2003 Social Network Prior & expected future relationship; perceived fair; promote stable, long-term relationship; involved in implementation; may influence with personal appeal Benevolent May or may not have current relationship; seeks best solution; impartial; authority to advise, suggest, decide; may have resources to monitor and implement Administrative/ Managerial Ongoing authoritative relationship before & after; seeks solutions w/parties around mandated parameters; authority to advise, suggest, decide; may have resources to monitor and implement; resources to enforce agreement
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Vested Interest Current or future relationship; strong interest in outcome; seeks solution that meets his/her interests and those of a favored party; may use leverage or coercion during mediation & to enforce agreement; may have resources to monitor and implement Independent Neutral/impartial; serves at pleasure of both parties; may be “professional”; seeks jointly acceptable solution; may or may not be involved in monitoring implementation; no authority to enforce agreement
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Mediation Stages Moore, 2003 12 Stages: 1. Establish relationship with disputing parties 5. Build trust & cooperation 9. Generate options for settlement 2. Select strategy to guide mediation 6. Begin the mediation session 10. Assess options for settlement 3. Collect & analyze background information 7. Define issues and set agenda 11. Final bargaining 4. Design a detailed plan for mediation 8. Uncover hidden interests of disputing parties 12. Achieve formal settlement
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Role of the Mediator According to Lederach: The primary role of the mediator is to facilitate in the reconciliation
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