Charlie Young was raised and educated in MA, and was ordained a priest for the Baker City Oregon Diocese. Charlie served as a priest in the Baker diocese from 1958 to 1977 and was an assistant pastor and pastor and the Director of the Office of Religious Education from 1971-77. He left the diocese in 1977 and after a year of discernment, asked to become a lay person.
Since then Charlie has been a flight instructor, corporate pilot and served as a Human Resources Director for several large firms. In his last position, he was the Head Trainer for a Total Quality Management program. The goal was to establish the company as a leading electrical contractor in Oregon. The owners believed that they achieved their goal.
Since retirement in 1997, Charlie has been active as a mediator in the judicial system and the Community Dispute Resolution program, Community Solutions (CS) of Deschutes County. He has participated in 1,400+ mediations in the last 18 years and has assisted in several basic mediator training programs and has conducted advanced mediation skills seminars. He is a facilitative mediator who leans toward being a transformative mediator.
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Articles and Video:
I’ve been fortunate to be a part of mediations where there have been healings and complete changes of heart among the parties. What are the commonalities?
A Rewarding Response
The Youth for Conflict Management is focused on not only teaching the skills of mediation but, for me, more importantly teaching youth the behaviors of civil constructive dialogue.
Confirmation Bias: Something Mediators Need to Appreciate
As far as I can tell, much of the research on how neural functions affect mediation has been done in the last 20 years.
Online Dispute Resolution: You Can Do This!
Aspects of ODR have been with us in one form another for decades.
Charlie Young Interview - Mediation in Schools and Prisons
This is an interview with Charlie Young by Clare Fowler discussing how mediation principles can be applied in schools and prisons.
The Force Present in a Truly Transformative Mediation
An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.
This article presents multiple role-plays and reframing techniques to help mediators further their training.
Self-Reflection Following A Mediation
This article provides a self-reflection checklist for mediators to consider following a mediation.
Responsibility via Confidentiality
This article simply emphasizes the advantages of confidentiality to assist complete openness in difficult situations, so that a resolution can include healing and reconciliation.