What does the mediator do?
  • Mediators have a neutral function. They do not take sides.
  • Their task is to help the parties reach an agreement which is of mutual benefit.
  • For this purpose mediators establish rules and ask questions.
  • They listen to the stances of each party.
  • They calm emotions and help for a conversation in essence to be held.
  • They help the parties to determine the disputable issues, for which a solution should be sought
  • They help them to analyze and set their interests in order as per their significance, as well as to find common interests between the parties
  • They help to assess the possible advantages and disadvantages and to examine the best or the worst possible variant of the concluded agreement.
  • Afterwards, they encourage the production of creative and mutually advantageous solutions
  • Mediators help with the execution of the agreement.

What does the mediator not do?
  • Mediators do not take decisions under the argument in your or the other party’s stead. They do not assess the legal grounds of the case and do not determine which party is right and which is not. In the course of mediation you must try to communicate directly with the other party, instead of persuading the mediator of the rightness of your case.
  • They do not take side, nor do they provide legal advice or stances on the argument.
  • The mediator does not to talk to other people about the conversations held in the course of mediation without your explicit permission.
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Accreditation from PAMB for Ukrainian Colleagues (Already)

PAMB trainers delivered  in August 2014 Mediator skills training for Alexander Omer-Imereli, Andrii Bigdan,  Vadym Rakhlis and Valentyn Gostiev - all of them citizens of Ukraine.