Posted: Tuesday, 28 February 2017 @ 14:19
It may not necessarily happen and this can be down to the (in)competence of the mediator but the mediator’s role is to act as a catalyst to enable the parties to
resolve the difficulty for themselves.
To do this the mediator will:
exactly what the dispute is about.
the positions of the parties and translate them into terms that are
clearly understood by the parties.
what is important and what is not to each of the parties, give priorities
to these various requirements.
areas of overlap and help each side to a position of compromise.
discussions into matters or proposals not previously considered.
suggestions to each party concerning alternative solutions.
pressure for a solution to be reached and seek a face saving formula where
Overall the mediator cannot and should not take responsibility
- The most important goal for the mediator is to ensure that the
parties are given every opportunity to confront their differences, understand
them and try to resolve them. He or she will try to break down barriers.
These are the things you are looking and expecting to happen from the mediator and the day of your mediation.