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Mediators Canton OH

Mediators provide mediation services for disagreements concerning such issues as premarital agreements, financial disagreements, separation, divorce, parenting plans, wrongful termination, labor management, victim-offender mediation and more. See below for local businesses in Canton that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

Rosemary Gross Rubin
1428 MARKET AVE N
CANTON, OH
Specialties
Family, Probate, Mediation
Education
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center,Chatham College
State Licensing
Ohio

Patrick Joseph Hart
(330) 376-4558
50 South Main St., Suite 504
Akron, OH
Specialties
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Mediation
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

Eugene N. Elias
6487 RIDGE RD
WADSWORTH, OH
Specialties
Family, Probate, Business, Contracts, Mediation
State Licensing
Ohio

S. Martijn Steger
(614) 462-5495
250 EXECUTIVE DR STE B
MARION, OH
Specialties
Business, Mediation, Tax, Investment Fraud, Health Care
Education
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law,Miami University of Ohio,University of Sheffield Faculty
State Licensing
Ohio

Daniel Eric Izenson
(513) 579-6480
1 E 4TH ST STE 1400
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Arbitration, Mediation, Commercial, Investment Fraud, Appeals
Education
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law,Indiana University
State Licensing
Ohio

Helen Sheridan Carroll
565 WOLF LEDGES PKWY
AKRON, OH
Specialties
Education, Mediation, Litigation
Education
University of Akron,University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

Brian Timothy Angeloni
(330) 434-3000
1 Cascade Plaza, Ste 1500
Akron, OH
Specialties
Family, Mediation
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

Paul Safford Lefkowitz
(216) 621-8484
Halle Building
Cleveland, OH
 
Thomas F. Glassman
(513) 579-0080
600 Vine St Ste 2600
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Insurance, Mediation, Litigation
State Licensing
Michigan

Robert David Vizmeg
21 N WICKLIFFE CIR
YOUNGSTOWN, OH
Specialties
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Abuse, Mediation
Education
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center
State Licensing
Ohio

Conflict: A New Perspective

by Julie Fuimano

I was recently asked to address the issue of conflict resolution at the hospital of one of our clients. In today's fast-paced and stressed-out society, conflict resolution is a critical issue. People don't always have the time or the tools to handle conflict.

The word ‘conflict' connotes something bad. People think of conflict and they think of two people in a heated argument. But as the workplace shapes itself to recognize and be more accepting of diversity and differing opinions and as companies write their diversity policies, why not change the way we view conflict and embrace it as something to be valued instead of dispelled?

Conflict Defined

Conflict is defined as a disagreement, a battle or to be at odds. In essence, conflict is a differing of opinions, point of views or ideas. Conflict occurs when two or more people see things from different perspectives, given their education, background, upbringing, knowledge of the issue, beliefs, time of day, mood, etc. Is this not the definition of diversity? Diversity is a variety, an assortment or a mixture. And accepting diversity means accepting that people have inherently different views on how they see the world and how to get things done.

The Source Of Conflict

So why then do people get so uptight and agitated when disagreements occur? There are two main reasons: one, when the idea is presented and then rejected, the person may take it as a personal attack. The second reason is that the person might be attached to it being done their way.

As a leader and a role model, recognize there is always another way to accomplish something, not just your way or the way it's always been done. Be open to receiving input from others, recognizing that their perspective offers you the opportunity to see the issue or problem in a way that you might not have considered. When you present your suggestions and opinions, detach yourself from whether your suggestion is implemented. While it may seem like the best choice from your vantage point, realize there may be many other factors that go into making the decision and that it's not about you as a person.

Acknowledge The Conflict

When faced with conflict, don't run from it; acknowledge it for what it is - diversity of thought. Ask each person to share his or her ideas. Compliment each of them on their innovative and unique perspectives. Praise each of those on your team so they understand how important their differing opinions are. By doing so, you are demonstrating leadership and showing respect for their diverse perspectives. Seek to understand where each person is coming from and help each of the participants understand the other's point of view. Once you understand the framework behind their perspective, you can help to dissolve the conflict and refocus their energies on finding solutions.

Focus On The Outcome

When its time to focus on selecting the most appropriate course of action, focus on ac...

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