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

John M Riedy
(507) 625-6600
201 N BROAD ST #200 PO BOX 7
MANKATO, MN
Specialties
Construction, Mediation, Arbitration
Education
University of North Dakota School of Law
State Licensing
Minnesota

Scott V Kelly
(507) 625-2525
1907 Excel Dr
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Mediation, Personal Injury, Litigation
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,Minnesota State University, Mankato
State Licensing
Minnesota

Christopher Craig Wendland
(507) 288-5440
21 1ST ST SW STE 300
ROCHESTER, MN
Specialties
Business, Employment, Litigation, Real Estate, Mediation
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Minnesota
State Licensing
Minnesota

Laurie J Nevers
2109 East County Rd D
Maplewood, MN
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Mediation
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,University of Saint Thomas
State Licensing
Minnesota

Jocelyn Lorna Knoll
(612) 492-6622
50 S 6TH ST STE 1500
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Specialties
Insurance, Business, Litigation, Construction, Mediation
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of New Hampshire
State Licensing
Minnesota

Randall C Berkland
(507) 345-1166
127 S SECOND ST PO BOX 3049
MANKATO, MN
Specialties
Arbitration, Mediation, Litigation, Environmental, Estate Planning
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,Northwestern University,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Minnesota

Karissa Delite Richardson
(952) 898-9556
740 SOUTHCROSS DR W STE 105
BURNSVILLE, MN
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Mediation, Family, Personal Injury, DUI
State Licensing
Minnesota

Richard P Mahoney
(612) 339-5863
801 PARK AVE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Specialties
Arbitration, Mediation, Business, Litigation, Insurance
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,William Mitchell College of Law,University of Minnesota, Twin Cit
State Licensing
Minnesota

Joan G Hallock
(800) 994-6056
3900 NORTHWOODS DR STE 250
SAINT PAUL, MN
Specialties
Workers Compensation, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,Boston University,University of Massachusetts, Amherst
State Licensing
Minnesota

Thomas Roy Hanson
(651) 248-1805
2750 South Shore Dr
Prior Lake, MN
Specialties
Mediation, Business, Franchising
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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