Useful Mediation Styles: Facilitative and Evaluative

By Kristen Sloan Maccini
Let’s start at the end. The dispute is resolved and the parties have an agreement. All present hope to have achieved the goal: resolution of the dispute reduced to a written agreement that will be durable and lasting. Data show that agreements entered into voluntarily have higher rates of compliance than those imposed by a third party (e.g. judge, arbitrator). How did we arrive at a voluntary sustainable agreement?