June 27th 2008 by Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediation Services
One of the pleasures in my mediation practice is meeting other mediators, sharing ideas and often learning from their experience and wisdom.
Today I recieved from Nancy E Hudgins a San Francisco mediator-attorney who shared a compiltation of essays on mediation preparation.
The pamphlet started with an idea from her blog http://www.civilnegotiation.com/ on a series of post on preparing for mediation.
From developing a pre-mediation checklist, listening skills, matching the mediator, creating value, strategies to developing a plan.
I enjoyed the chapter that "Mediation is Not"
A armed conflict, hand -to-hand combat nor is it Moot Court.
Nancy explains that mediation is a different skill. One that is more collegial, cooperative, and collaborative.
Nancy believes that to always be positive and to stay positive.
I have learned that when I tell parties in a "Dispute" that by the end of the mediation we will settle this conflict today, it sets out a positive outcome.
Nancy invites the reader to "Construct your own plan" for successful negotiation or mediation.
Nancy E Hudgins website is http://www.hudginslaw.com/
Jim W Hildreth-Mediator
Real Estate Mediation Services