Mediators, are you preparing your clients to bring their best to the mediation table? Are you jump-starting your mediations by doing the kind of early-stage work with your clients that can make the difference between a successful outcome and a session that’s miserable?
Pre-mediation, also called intake, is commonly viewed as an information-gathering and -giving part of the mediation process –- the stage where the mediator gathers information about the situation and gives clients information about mediation. But it can — and should — be so much more. The best pre-mediation builds a trusting and confident connection between the mediator and the parties, prepares each party to negotiate well at the table later, and creates a foundation for parties to bring their best selves to the mediation.
Now you can join the ranks of mediators who make the most of pre-mediation with the help of Tammy Lenski’s audio lesson. Tammy’s a full-time master mediator, author, teacher and trainer, and she’s gathered together know-how from 15 years of private practice to give you the insights you need to handle pre-mediation like a pro. You’ll learn:
- Why preparing parties to negotiate at the pre-mediation stage makes a difference.
- How effective intake improves the work done later at the mediation table.
- The key goals of intake when negotiation preparation is a primary focus.
- The three phases of intake and the types of questions to ask in each phase.
- How to manage the pre-mediation process to maximize both time and effectiveness.