Comments: A Complex Conflict Analysis of ‘Resolution’

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Bryan Hanson, Oakland CA  hanson@innovativeresolutions.org     05/21/07
Excellent framing
I appreciate your article. As a fairly new mediator I am aware of some instances where I may push for agreements in the mediations I have performed in order to justify my worth as a mediator. This tendency contradicts my intent to become trained in mediation, which was to provide an experience for disputants to understand the conflict on a deeper level leading to a shift in their perspectives of one another and the conflict. Sure, It feels great when genuine agreements are made, but allowing for the space to have the mediation be a part of a much longer growth experience needs to be appreciated as well.