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Ombudsman: Elizabeth Stone
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If you're reading this, you are probably thinking of trying the mediation process to address and resolve your concerns. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process that is managed by an impartial and professional third party. The purpose of mediation is to provide an equitable and confidential process that encourages the parties to create a mutually acceptable resolution of issues in dispute. The campus ombuds may serve as the mediator, and there are other qualified mediators such as the EEO Officer who may be utilized as well.
The mediator is neutral, and does not make opinions about who is right or wrong. The mediator does not provide resolution options, legal advice, or serve as the parties' counselor. The mediator is present to facilitate respectful and constructive dialogue so the parties may address and resolve their concerns.
Mediation has four phases:
Three key principles to keep in mind to ensure the effectiveness of mediation:
Questions to consider in preparing for mediation:
For any questions, or any requests for assistance, please contact Elizabeth Stone, the university ombuds, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Partly derived from materials developed by Scott M. Deyo, ombuds at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.)
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