Keystone Conflict Solutions

Mediation – Empowering Individuals and Companies to Create Effective Solutions

MEDIATION – EMPOWERING CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

You may be involved in a dispute with your boss/employee, neighbor, family member, tenant, contractor, child’s school authorities, business partner, siblings, real estate agent. MEDIATION CAN HELP.  Mediation empowers all parties to make informed decisions in their own best interests. You can expect to engage in a process guided by three key principles – self-determination, impartiality and confidentiality.

While there can be no guarantees of results, Mediation creates a spirit of compromise and negotiation that often leads to positive solutions for all involved.  Mediation allows parties in a serious disagreement to be heard separately and together.

Mediation is simple and cost effective.  A particular Mediation can last an hour or two or may need multiple sessions, depending on the complexity of the issues and the number of participants. Mediations may be charged by an hourly rate or fixed price.  The cost is generally split among the parties.

Rebecca Zimmerman offers a free 30 minute consultation to explain the Mediation process in person to help individuals and businesses determine if Mediation might be helpful in resolving their specific conflicts.

MULTIPLE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION

  • Encourages direct communication between the parties
  • Helps people decide for themselves
  • Allows for the expression of emotions, including anger
  • Promotes cooperation
  • Preserves the strengths of an ongoing relationship
  • More timely and cost effective than a formal legal proceeding
  • Can be employed with or without legal representation

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MEDIATOR

  • even-temperament
  • impartiality
  • good listener
  • creative problem solver
  • patience, empathy, optimism and flexibility
  • NOT invested in the outcome.

SIX STEPS OF MEDIATION

  • Mediator’s Opening Statement
  • Each Party’s Opening Statement
  • Joint Discussion
  • Caucus (Individual Private Sessions)
  • Reconvening Together
  • Agreement Writing

TAKE ACTION NOW

Contact Rebecca Zimmerman for a FREE 30 minute consultation to explain the Mediation process.

Contact Rebecca Zimmerman to schedule a program at your senior community, place of employment, or organization explaining the value and benefits of the Mediation process.

Contact Us

Keystone Conflict Solutions
Rebecca Zimmerman
404-314-7228
rebecca@kcsmediation.com