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Mediators Richmond VA

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

Glen Howard Sturtevant Jr.
(804) 788-8260
East Tower, 951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation, Banking
State Licensing
Virginia

Elizabeth Flannagan Edwards
(804) 775-4390
One James Center, 901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial, Mediation
State Licensing
Virginia

William C. Wood
(804) 545-9800
10900 Nuckols Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA
Specialties
Divorce, Child Custody, Prenuptials, Mediation, Family
Education
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law,Randolph-Macon College
State Licensing
Virginia

James Clark Shannon
(804) 560-9600
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 420
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Insurance, Mediation
Education
University of Virginia School of Law,University of Virginia
State Licensing
Virginia

Daniel R. Burk
(703) 668-0344
9206 White Chimney Lane
Great Falls , VA
 
William H. Hoofnagle III
(804) 697-5111
1900 One James Center, 901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation
State Licensing
Virginia

Frank N. Cowan
(804) 320-9100
1930 Huguenot Rd, PO Box 35655
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Litigation, Family, Insurance, Personal Injury, Mediation
Education
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Un
State Licensing
Virginia

Terrence Raymond Batzli
(804) 545-9800
10900 Nuckols Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA
 
Andrea Rowse Stiles
(804) 545-9800
10900 Nuckols Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA
Specialties
Divorce, Child Custody, Mediation, Family
Education
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law,University of Florida
State Licensing
Virginia

Patrick Lee Hubbard
(202) 682-3635
2321 N Columbus St
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation, Appeals
State Licensing
Maryland

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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