Mediation is the process of conflict resolution that aims to maintain good relationship between parties, has the goal of self-determination of the agreed resolution, and the aim of reducing the cost of the conflict and its resolution.
Mediation is differentiated from litigation and arbitration in that the final decision is not made by someone else, either judge or jury, but by the parties in conflict themselves.
Mediation is far more cost effective than either arbitration or litigation.
And mediation saves relationships. Relationships are important.
My training in Mediation was:
- Mediation Core Training, which was included in my Masters in Counseling and Career Development, Colorado State University – 2009