As mediators, we understand that despite our best efforts, impasses can arise during mediation. Let’s come together to discuss why some mediations reach a standstill and explore a range of tools that can help parties see the conflict from a fresh perspective.
We will start by looking at the three types of impasse – substantive, emotional, and procedural. Then we will discuss practical tools for breaking impasse in the following ways: shifting perspective; looking to the future; encouraging mutuality; externalizing and naming the conflict; exploring the costs of conflict; building momentum; utilizing a caucus; taking breaks; reality-checking; and appropriate mediator input. There will be a combination of lecture, demo videos, small group work, and large group discussions. We will finish by examining hypothetical scenarios as a group. Everyone will get a workbook with examples, reflection prompts, and sample scripts for the various tools we discuss.
This 2-hour interactive workshop will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 10:00am-12:00pmET. It will be free to all volunteers who want to attend!
Location to be determined, but it will be In Person.
CME/CLE Pending. CME is free to volunteers but CLE is $5/hour.
To sign up, click HERE.