Key words: conflict, catalyst, intervention, range of conflict situations, improved relationships, sustainable change, beyond mediation, empowering, unique conflict partnersihp porcess, professiona conflict catalyst facilitator

Conflict Partnership Catalyst Facilitation

There are various types of “conflict resolution intervention” (the generic term for situations in which an outside party assists conflict parties to deal with their dispute). I have been fortunate to be able to provide assistance in a wide range of conflict situations throughout the world for more than 20 years, involving governments, institutions, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, communities, families and interpersonal relationships. In my work, I developed the Conflict Partnership Catalyst Facilitation Process . It is a Process that provides parties with specific, proven Skills to empower themselves to move beyond impasse, deal effectively with immediate conflicts, and build improved relationships that are sustainable. The Process thus goes far beyond the traditional “bargaining mediation” approach, and builds within the conflict parties the capacity to deal effectively with the roots of a conflict in a sustainable way, not merely “fix” a particular conflict through making concessions on initial demands. The agreements reached are developed by the parties together, rather than being designed by a mediator or based on the “leftovers” after concessions have been “bargained” from the initial unrealistic demands.

The Conflict Partnership Catalyst Facilitation Process involves a confidential Individual Meeting with each conflict party in which the CP Catalyst asks questions that help the parties clarify the situation and explore the value of working with each other for mutual benefit outcomes, rather than competing against each other for diminance. When the parties are then brought together for the Joint Facilitation Session, the CP Catalyst Facilitator provides a process that empowers the parties to build step-by-step agreements on their individual and “shared” needs, both for resolving the conflict and for improving the overall relationship.

COST OF SERVICES: The fees charged for each workshop are arranged individually with the organizers