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Section 1: Gathering your Thoughts & Preparing for a Difficult Conversation
Whether you are preparing for a mediation, meeting with someone to discuss a specific issue or dispute, or looking for ways to better handle difficult people on a day-to-day basis, this guide will help you think about what you want to say and how best to say it. It will keep you on track, show you how to avoid getting distracted by red herrings, and give you the confidence to tackle that difficult conversation head on.
Section 2: Making Your Opening Statement at Mediation
Your mediator will ask you to make a short statement outlining what brought you to mediation, how the dispute has impacted you, and what you hope to get out of mediation. Many people find this a bit overwhelming, so use this guide to prepare your opening statement and avoid overwhelm.
Section 3: What to Take to Mediation Checklist
Use this checklist to make sure you remember to pack everything you need, and avoid that last minute ‘what have I forgotten’ panic.
You can do this.