Components of a Mediation Process

  1. Preliminary Arrangements
  2. Mediator's Introduction
  3. Statements by the Parties
  4. Venting
  5. Interest and Issue identification; and uncovering hidden interests
  6. Agenda formatting
  7. Private Sessions
  8. Option generation and creative problem solving
  9. Reality testing
  10. Negotiation
  11. Agreement
  12. Closure.

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