Transformative mediation is an approach to conflict intervention that is used in a wide range of conflict intervention settings. It is based on the relational view of conflict outlined in the book "The Promise of Mediation" by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger (Jossey-Bass, 2005). This workshop provides participants with an introduction to the core purpose and foundational principles of transformative intervention practice. In addition to exploring the goals and effects of transformative mediation, this workshop provides an opportunity to learn and practice the core transformative intervention skills. The use of the transformative approach to mediate in highly escalated international family disputes can be very effective by helping the parties to change their destructive interaction to a more positive, connected and humanising way to communicate. People with different backgrounds have the need to develop greater understanding in order to make better decisions.
Through discussion, demonstrations, and skill-building exercises, this workshop grounds participants in an approach to mediation practice that is rooted in the assumption that conflict is a crisis in human interaction.
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