Chris Sheesley, MA and his team at In-Accord put derailed workplace relationships back on track. Leaders hire In-Accord when they recognize the need for experienced, objective facilitators to transform high-stakes or seemingly impossible internal disputes into cooperation and employee efficiency. Chris is among the most seasoned conflict management professionals in the Northwest having mediated over 2,000 cases since 1991 and built a client roster of hundreds of notable organizations. He has also amassed more than 5,000 hours of experience teaching dispute resolution and related skills grounded in his real-world experience.
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Articles and Video:
Drafting Mediated Workplace Agreements
To enhance communication flow and joint involvement in certain decision-making areas, agreements need to be well planned-out.
Three Questions to Resolve Conflict
Continually asking questions, rather than making declarations, is a core creed in my resolution work.
After helping thousands of people resolve disagreements at work, I have found that you can help people with these two words.
Make Your Next Apology Irresistible
Apologies are an important part of conflict resolution--and they are not always easy!
This was conflict resolution blasphemy.
Negotiating Among Workplace Dictators
“You wouldn’t negotiate with Hitler, would you?”
Tools to Use When Peace Comes to Shove
The infamous meeting all those months ago teetered on the brink of actual violence.
Reframing: A Conflict Resolver's Superpower
Mediators also have a range of powers, and I believe that “reframing” is our equivalent of flying.
Community Dispute Resolution Programs:Loved To Pieces?
enforcement institutions that have traditionally
made referrals to mediation programs, such as
local courts and police, are now embracing the
product by developing internal alternative
dispute resolution (ADR) processes. While this
evolution affirms the community mediation
message, it heightens the danger that
community-based dispute resolution will be
"loved to pieces" through this trend of
specialized, in-house programs.