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Mediators Elkhart IN

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

Charles Hubert Grodnik
(574) 294-7473
228 West High Street
Elkhart, IN
Specialties
Debt Collection, Real Estate, Business, Litigation, Mediation
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
State Licensing
Indiana

William Leigh Wilson
(574) 288-1510
131 S. Taylor Street
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Mediation, Entertainment
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,University of Notre Dame
State Licensing
Indiana

Ronald Lee Sowers
(574) 546-4585
123 N CENTER ST
BREMEN, IN
Specialties
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Construction, Mediation
Education
University of Notre Dame,Notre Dame Law School
State Licensing
Indiana

James Lee Robbins
317-888-1121 ext 244
600 NORTH EMERSON AVENUE PO BOX 405
GREENWOOD, IN
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, State, Local And Municipal Law, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Wabash College,Indiana University School of Law
State Licensing
Indiana

Charles Hubert Grodnik
(574) 294-7473
228 West High Street
Elkhart, IN
Specialties
Debt Collection, Real Estate, Business, Litigation, Mediation
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
State Licensing
Indiana

Victoria Renee Wolf
(574) 243-4100
4100 EDISON LAKES PKWY
MISHAWAKA, IN
Specialties
Medical Malpractice, Business, Insurance, Mediation
Education
Valparaiso University School of Law,Indiana University,Indiana University
State Licensing
Indiana

Mark D. Boveri
(574) 237-0640
210 S Michigan St Ste 400
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation
Education
Notre Dame Law School,Indiana University
State Licensing
Indiana, Michigan

Steven Dennis Murphy
(765) 288-3651
400 South Walnut Street, Suite 200
Muncie, IN
Specialties
Mediation, Litigation, Education, State, Local And Municipal Law
Education
Duke University School of Law,Wabash College
State Licensing
Indiana

Jeffrey Scott Zipes
(317) 844-4693
255 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Insurance, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,Tulane University
State Licensing
Indiana

Franklyn D. Brinkman Jr.
(765) 284-2622
407 S Walnut St
Muncie, IN
Specialties
Family, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Elder Law, Mediation
Education
Ball State University,Indiana University School of Law
State Licensing
Indiana

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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