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Mediators Detroit MI

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 Detroit that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

Jeffrey M. Sangster
400 RENAISSANCE CTR LBBY
DETROIT, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
Wayne State University Law School,Michigan State University
State Licensing
Michigan

Mark D. Willmarth
535 GRISWOLD ST BUHL BLDG
DETROIT, MI
Specialties
Mediation, Commercial, Employment, Administrative Law
State Licensing
Michigan

Dennis W. Archer
(313) 223-3500
500 WOODWARD AVE STE 4000
DETROIT, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Appeals, Mediation, Employment, Corporate
Education
Western Michigan University,Detroit College of Law
State Licensing
DC, Michigan

Joelynn T. Stokes
(248) 291-0500
23880 Woodward Ave
Pleasant Ridge, MI
Specialties
General Practice, Probate, Mediation, Family
Education
Hofstra University School of Law,University of Detroit Mercy,Vanderbilt University,Ashland Universit
State Licensing
DC, Michigan

Jerome F. Rock
(313) 999-0173
745 Grand Marais St
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Specialties
Arbitration, Mediation
Education
Northwestern University,University of Detroit Mercy,University of Detroit Mercy
State Licensing
Michigan

Freeman L. Farrow
(312) 362-6706
150 W Jefferson Ave Ste 2500
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation, Franchising
State Licensing
Michigan

Daniel J. Mcglynn
400 RENAISSANCE CTR LBBY
DETROIT, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Corporate
Education
Saint Louis University,Detroit College of Law
State Licensing
Michigan

Patrick F. Hickey
400 RENAISSANCE CTR LBBY
DETROIT, MI
Specialties
Employment, Litigation, Commercial, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
Eastern Michigan University,University of Detroit
State Licensing
Michigan

Onjel L. Benson
(248) 291-0500
23880 Woodward Ave
Pleasant Ridge, MI
Specialties
Insurance, Arbitration, Mediation, Insurance Fraud, Family, Speeding Ticket, General Practice
Education
Wayne State University Law School,University of Michigan, Dearborn
State Licensing
Michigan

Dennis Cotter
(313) 881-5877
1274 Audubon Rd.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Specialties
Mediator
Education
Law School : University of Michigan


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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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