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Mediators Elk River MN

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

Rhonda J Magnussen
(763) 441-7040
812 MAIN ST NW
ELK RIVER, MN
Specialties
Family, Criminal Defense, Mediation
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,Macalester College
State Licensing
Minnesota

Gerald Samuel Paulson
(763) 295-2107
201 W SEVENTH STREET PO BOX 668
MONTICELLO, MN
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Speeding Ticket, Litigation, Family, Mediation
Education
University of North Dakota School of Law,Concordia College-Moorhead
State Licensing
Minnesota

Sheridan Keith Hawley
(612) 247-6505
10091 NW Dogwood St #110-B
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialties
Family, Adoption, Mediation, Juvenile, Appeals
Education
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
State Licensing
Minnesota, Wisconsin

Bradley William Newbolt
(763) 427-5858
10026 UNIVERSITY AVE NW STE 225
COON RAPIDS, MN
Specialties
Business, Immigration, Mediation, Family, Arbitration, General Practice, DUI, Landlord & Tenant, Debt Settlement, Estate Planning, Child Custody, Contracts, Child Support, Corporate, Divorce, Employment, Internet, Wills, International Law, Lawsuits & Disputes
Education
Hamline University School of Law,E.U.,University of Montpellier III, France,University of Montpellie
State Licensing
Minnesota

James Anthony Schaps
(651) 332-8706
3900 NORTHWOODS DR STE 250
SAINT PAUL, MN
Specialties
Workers Compensation, Car Accident, Mediation, Arbitration
Education
William Mitchell College of Law ,University of Saint Thomas
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Gregory V Smith
(763) 295-2107
201 W SEVENTH STREET PO BOX 668
MONTICELLO, MN
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, Business, Mediation
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Saint Thomas
State Licensing
Minnesota

Richard J Krambeer
(763) 560-5700
6900 WEDGWOOD RD N STE 200
MAPLE GROVE, MN
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Appeals, Mediation, Real Estate
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,University of St. Thomas
State Licensing
Minnesota

Dawn Marie Mondus
(763) 286-0975
125 154th Ave Nw
Andover, MN
 
Melanie Pearl Persellin
(763) 201-0234
8525 Edinbrook Crossing #201
Brooklyn Park, MN
Specialties
Mediation, Family, State, Local And Municipal Law
Education
DePaul University College of Law,University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
State Licensing
Illinois, Minnesota

Thomas William Tuft
(651) 771-0050
2109 Co Rd D E
Maplewood, MN
Specialties
Family, Criminal Defense, Mediation
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,University of Minnesota
State Licensing
Minnesota

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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