Types of Mediation Services

What is mediation?

Mediation– When a trained unbiased party assists persons in developing a solution to their dispute. Mediation designate processes for bringing about agreement or reconciliation between opponents in a dispute. Mediation implies deliberation that results in solutions that may or may not be accepted by the contending parties.

  • Mediation may be thought of as “assisted negotiation”.
  • Negotiation may be thought of as “communications for agreement”.
  • Hence, mediation is “assisted communications for agreement”.

Central to mediation is the concept of “informed consent”. So long as participants understand the nature of a contemplated mediation process and effectively consent to participate in the described process, virtually any mediation process is possible and appropriate. 

The beauty of mediation is that can be used in your personal and professional life. Mediation can be used to negotiate with 2 or more people. When parties come to the table with an open mind as well as what they are willing to live with and live without; creative workable and real life solutions are crafted.

Mediation is OPN-Door Communications’ premiere service and we would be happy to provide you with guidance as to how this service maybe  be used to assist you in resolving your concerns.

Key Qualities of the Mediation Process 

Types of Mediation Services Available:

Conflict Coaching

Conflict Coaching- When a trained coach utilizes skills and strategies to support a person’s ability to engage in, manage, or productively resolve conflict.

Why chose conflict coaching? It is empowering. The coaches can talk about the conflict with a neutral third party, consider options and design an approach to discuss conflict with the opposing party.


What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution is any method of resolving disputes other than by litigation.  Abbreviated as ADR.  Public courts may be asked to review the validity of ADR methods, but they will rarely overturn ADR decisions and awards if the disputing parties formed a valid contract to abide by them.  Arbitration and mediation are the two major forms of ADR.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. ADR typically includes early neutral evaluation, negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. As burgeoning court queues, rising costs of litigation, and time delays continue to plague litigants, more states have begun experimenting with ADR programs. Some of these programs are voluntary; others are mandatory.

While the two most common forms of ADR are arbitration and mediation, negotiation is almost always attempted first to resolve a dispute. It is the preeminent mode of dispute resolution. Negotiation allows the parties to meet in order to settle a dispute. The main advantage of this form of dispute settlement is that it allows the parties themselves to control the process and the solution.

OPN-Door Communication premier service is Mediation. 


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