Gavin Laboski, of Benner and Wild, recently completed the Basic Mediation Training program at the Center for Resolutions for Delaware and Chester Counties. This training course is designed for anyone looking to develop skills in conflict resolution and to be considered a mediator for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The majority of attendees at this type of training include attorneys, administrators, clergy, social workers, teachers, HR staff and any other professionals that need the skill to intervene in conflicts.
Participants who attended this mediation training worked through a collaborative problem-solving model to better learn the mediation process. The training focused on specific concepts, skills and strategies that are effective in resolving conflicts through instructor-led demonstrations and multiple practice sessions for all of the participants.
Gavin gained experience in developing strategies for handling conflict in which he plans to apply to an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice area. His newly learned skills of communicating effectively as a mediator will help in practicing ADR. This form of practice includes dispute resolution techniques and processes that act as a means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement short of litigation. The practice of ADR has many advantages over litigation for certain situations including: suitability for multi-party disputes, less complexity, durability of agreements, the preservation of relationships and reputations and the likelihood and spread of settlements.
By utilizing a practice of ADR, individuals are able to solve a conflict through a neutral third party, the mediator who will help facilitate the conversation and come up with a beneficial agreement among both sides. As a mediator, Gavin is now trained to act as neutral; to not take sides and empower the disagreeing individuals to come up with their own mutually satisfying solution.
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