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Mediators Elkton MD

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

Felice G Kerr
(302) 654-4454
5721 KENNETT PIKE
Centreville, DE
Specialties
Family, Mediation, Litigation
Education
Suffolk University Law School,Villanova University
State Licensing
Delaware

Artemio C Aranilla II
(302) 552-4354
1220 N. MARKET STREET, 5TH FLR, P.O. BOX 8888
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Real Estate, Health Care, Mediation
State Licensing
Delaware

Harry A Baumohl
(443) 940-2000
28 ALLEGHENY AVE STE 510
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation, Child Custody, Divorce
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,Rider University
State Licensing
Maryland

Anna E Bradley-Mcbeth
(301) 424-8841
77 S WASHINGTON ST STE 200
ROCKVILLE, MD
Specialties
Family, Mediation
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,Hampton University
State Licensing
Maryland

Daniel Preston Dozier
(301) 913-5200
7910 WOODMONT AVE STE 810
BETHESDA, MD
Specialties
Mediation, Environmental, Employment, Contracts, Commercial
State Licensing
Maryland

Jeffrey M Schlerf
(302) 622-4212
919 N. MARKET STREET, STE 1600, P.O. BOX 2323
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Chapter 11, Commercial, Mediation
State Licensing
Delaware

Lawrence C Ashby
(302) 654-1888
500 DELAWARE AVENUE, P.O. BOX 1150
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Mediation, Corporate
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School,Williams College
State Licensing
Delaware

Robert Graham Fiore
(410) 821-6800
101 E Chesapeake Avenue, 5th Floor
Towson, MD
Specialties
Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injury, Mediation
Education
Providence College,Catholic University Law School
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

J Carol Williams
(301) 864-8188
6525 BELCREST RD STE 211
HYATTSVILLE, MD
Specialties
Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Mediation, Arbitration
Education
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law,Agnes Scott College,University of Californi
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Kimberly Thorn Arn
(240) 345-2015
10015 OLD COLUMBIA RD STE B215
COLUMBIA, MD
Specialties
Family, Mediation
State Licensing
Maryland, Virginia

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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