Mediation Case Studies
Mediation Example #1: A contractual conflict left two business parties in a position of impending litigation, almost certainly costing them over $10,000 each and up to two years of their lives. A mediation process conducted by myself in three sittings over five days, resulted in a successful collaborative agreement, cost the parties $600 each, and actually, by their own admission, enhanced the relationship between the parties.
Mediation Example #2: Within a reasonably functional family, the last parent struggled to reach his 100th year while with failing physical health, and his four children grappled with the many decisions necessary in these declining years. At death, some questionable business deals had been consummated by the assigned power of attorney. With the cooperation of everyone, and including a co-executor with a strong business background, solutions were created that worked for all parties into the future.
Facilitation Case Studies
Facilitation Example #1: A prominent business person unfortunately passed on, and his wish was to have a ‘Celebration of Life’ rather than a traditional funeral, and I was asked to facilitate this event. This was challenging partly because of the emotional and physical event restraints in the planning phase, and partly the time-consuming requests by those present, during implementation. The event was highly successful, I learned a lot, and am ready for the next one.
Facilitation Example #2: An independent B.C. government organization required facilitation in the updating of strategic goals and resultant employee work-plans and performance measures. I worked in conjunction with a business partner who provided the framework and goals for the two day session. It was clear at the outset, that organizational dysfunction existed, and some employees were either disengaged or cynical. By the end of the first day, those same employees were focused, engaged, and participating. The second day was easy compared to the first.
Facilitation Example #3: Various real estate and construction organizations in Victoria were each struggling to attract qualified speakers to noon hour events, usually in competition with each other. Recognizing the chance to cooperate and collaborate, I engaged the leaders of each organization, achieved buy-in of key goals, brought them together, and allowed a composite organization to gel, not only achieving excellence for the quality of the speakers, but drawing audiences that were approximately ten times larger than before.