Center for Mediation Services

Mediation

Mediation Requests

Volunteer and neutral Mediators at Evergreen can work to help parties in conflict examine their individual needs, identify common interests, and begin to craft a mutually beneficial agreement.

If the need for Mediation should arsis while working or studying here at Evergreen our volunteers can help. The CARE Network can assist in setting up a Mediation in which the disputing parties sit down and work with experienced Mediators and/or Conversation Facilitators, to reach a mutually acceptable, written agreement; to find a resolution which meets each parties needs.

To make an on-campus Mediation Request, please contact the CARE Network.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a safe, constructive way for individuals to negotiate their differences, find ways to agree, and move forward. Mediators act as completely neutral facilitators, not judges or advocates.

Mediation is

Voluntary

All parties to a mediation have to agree that they want to work out a mutually agreeable solution to their dispute.

Confidential

Signed settlement agreements are legally binding contracts. Expands your options

If an agreement can't be reached, choosing to mediate in no way reduces or eliminates the person's ability to pursue the dispute through another channel.

Responsive

While the process of mediation is structured, the content and any final agreement is up to the clients. Most mediation can be scheduled with two weeks of your call.

Safe

Clients agree at the beginning of the mediation to create an environment free of physical or verbal threats. Mediators make sure that this is upheld. They are also trained to deal with power imbalances.

Effective

Signed settlement agreements are legally binding contracts. Expands your options If an agreement can't be reached, choosing to mediate in no way reduces or eliminates the person's ability to pursue the dispute through another channel.