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Mediators La Crosse WI

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

Michael W. Gill
(608) 791-5159
505 KING ST # 300 PO BOX 1927
LA CROSSE, WI
Specialties
Litigation, Defective & Dangerous Products, Insurance, Mediation
Education
University of Minnesota Law School ,University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
State Licensing
Wisconsin

David B. Russell
(608) 784-3540
505 KING ST # 300 PO BOX 1927
LA CROSSE, WI
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Social Security, Mediation, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School ,University of Wisconsin, Madison
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Michael C. Witt
(920) 674-7824
231 S Main St, Po Box 375
Jefferson, WI
Specialties
Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, DUI, Speeding Ticket, Lawsuits & Disputes, Appeals, Litigation, Mediation, Personal Injury
Education
U of Wisconsin
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Gary L. Bakke
(715) 246-3800
1200 HERITAGE DR PO BOX 308
NEW RICHMOND, WI
Specialties
Mediation, Business, Litigation
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School
State Licensing
Wisconsin

John H. Schmid Jr.
(608) 283-6780
2 E MIFFLIN ST STE 200
MADISON, WI
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Mediation
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School,Beloit College
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Charles E. Hanson
(608) 784-3540
505 KING ST # 300 PO BOX 1927
LA CROSSE, WI
Specialties
Mediation, Litigation
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School ,St. Olaf College
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Roger W. LeGrand
(608) 782-2707
219 7TH ST S
LA CROSSE, WI
Specialties
General Practice, Mediation
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Alexis Boyd
(262) 377-5555
N61w6058 Columbia Rd, Po Box 127
Cedarburg, WI
Specialties
Family, General Practice, Mediation
Education
Marquette U
State Licensing
Wisconsin

David Joanis
(608) 259-8702
131 W WILSON ST # 802 PO BOX 870
MADISON, WI
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Mediation
Education
William & Mary Law School ,University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Christopher M. Kloth
(414) 224-0000
845 N 11th St, Lawyers Bldg
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Appeals, Business, Civil Rights, Class Action, Corporate, Employee Benefits, Discrimination, Lawsuits & Disputes, Litigation, Mediation, Sexual Harassment
Education
Hamline U
State Licensing
Wisconsin

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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