On March 6, 2019, ADRIA held a panel discussion with five Alberta-based mediators to discuss their views on mediation and what the path to mediation success might look like for newcomers to the field. On our website you will find an edited transcript of the 2-hour panel discussion. Read the full transcript or select questions below.
How do you use ADR in your work? What was your journey to becoming an ADR practitioner? And what ADR opportunities are there in your organization or area of practice?
What skills or qualities you think it takes to succeed either in your particular organization, in your area of practice, or just to succeed in general?
What do you see in new mediators or ADR practitioners that you think will make them successful?
How do you balance being self-reflective and only taking on what you can handle and challenging yourself to be a little uncomfortable and learn?
What do you notice is missing from new practitioners or from people that you interview?
When you consider the people that are just coming out of their training, where are they in terms of handling real clients? Their ability to handle real clients?
What recommendations do you have for people wanting to enter this field?
What would you note as the criteria that leads you to say yes, this is why I love mediating?
Do you ever get people who say things like, don't mediate me?
What's the one skill that you're still reaching for and trying to master that makes you uncomfortable?
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