THE MEDIATOR'S ROLE

As in “traditional” mediation, the mediator conducts the process between the parties. Successive stages of a given mediation might include: getting consensus on the process; gathering information; establishing priorities; eliciting, exploring, and generating options; helping people negotiate; refining decision-making; reaching agreements; and finalizing documents.

In contrast to a lawyer negotiated settlement the mediator in Team Mediationsm can also: