Practitioner Mediator

Practitioner MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 50 cases for at least 200 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to Mediate.com's required standards of mediation practice..

Abdallah Ghalayini

Abdallah Ghalayini, principal at Confluence Mediation, is a collaborative mediator, focusing on conflict between people and/or organizations in various settings. Businesses, families’ conflicts and complex decision making, elder decisions, organizations, divorces, unions and more. Abdallah also offers services in facilitation and mediation coaching. Abdallah has had an extensive training, and years of experience.

Abdallah provides a mapping workflow, to lessen the burden of unraveling the conflict, bring out what the topics, interests, values and identifying them from the feelings and positions.

-Commercial Mediation
-Mediation between Union and Employer
-International business and trading conflict mediation
– Divorce and Family Mediation
-Medation between dealer, agent, distributor and supplier, manufacturer
-Franchiser and franchisee mediation
-Contract negotiation consultancy
-Mediation for property or entity division
-Workplace Mediation
-Mediation Coaching
-Ombuds
-Mediation via videoconference
-Meetings Facilitation


Working in the international business world for over 30 years, Abdallah has become very skilled in negotiation, mediation, and resolution of conflicts with his clients and his suppliers. By necessity, he managed conflicts between managers and workers. He also became adept at negotiating terms and relationships between companies and their representatives, as well as within companies. Over the course of his career, Abdallah has had at least 400 employees reporting to him, and on many occasions, he acted as an ombudsman, helping to reach agreements between employees during times of conflict.

Clients notice Abdallah’s relaxed and open manner during mediation and negotiation. Abdallah listens well and can understand the meanings of his clients’ values. He is very skilled at keeping a balanced viewpoint, while still holding the importance of all his clients’ concerns.

Abdallah considers mediation to be facilitative and transformative.
He sees his role as managing three dynamics:
?the mediation process itself
the interaction between the parties
the issues and decisions facing the parties??

Abdallah is an American citizen and a parent of three teenage boys. He has lived in Western Massachusetts for over 20 years, and he has traveled for his work in most of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. His life experience and his business experience gives him his unique perspective on communication and the exchange of ideas.

ADR Experience

By necessity, he managed conflicts between managers and workers. He also became adept at negotiating terms and relationships between companies and their representatives, as well as within companies. Over the course of his career, Abdallah has had at least 400 employees reporting to him, and on many occasions, he acted as an ombudsman, helping to reach agreements between employees during times of conflict.

Part of his experience he has facilitated mergers of businesses, as well as collaborative business relationships between former competitors.
He has on many occasions helped resolve conflicts between companies, and organizations.
He worked on contracts negotiations as well as employment negotiations for an employee as well as for employer.

Abdallah received his formal training from MWI, one of the highest rated mediation agencies in the nation. His training is in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws ch.233 § 23C.
Clients notice Abdallah’s relaxed and open manner during mediation and negotiation. Abdallah listens well and can understand the meanings of his clients’ values. He is very skilled at keeping a balanced viewpoint, while still holding the importance of all his clients’ concerns.

Approach

Abdallah is trained in Facilitative, Transformative, Collaborative, as well as in the Inclusive Model
He sees his role as managing three dynamics:
– the mediation process itself
– the interaction between the parties
– the issues, values, feelings, topics and decisions facing the parties

Education

Mechanical Engineering – USC
Aircraft Engineering – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Mediation Training with MWI Boston
Collaborative Practice Training
Re-entry Mediation Training with Community Mediation Maryland

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • General
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Mediation
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Small Claims
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant

Fees and Provisos

Rates are at $250 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours block.

Nonetheless, Abdallah will work on an income scale with his clients and also volunteers his work when necessary.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • International Ombudsman Association
  • IMI - International Mediation Institute

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