Workplace Mediation

What is Workplace Mediation?

Workplace Mediation is a client-centered approach where co-workers, employers and employees, and even union workers or board members get together to resolve issues that are affecting the workplace. I help you run an efficient and safe meeting so that you can quickly resolve the issues and get back to work.

Who is it for?

Workplace mediation is for anyone who is experiencing conflict in their workplace. It may involve co-workers, employers, a union representative, board members, or any combination of the above. Depending on the issues, often a workplace mediation requires the attendance of an individual with decision-making power such as a manager or board members.

My Approach

  • Individual and confidential consultation with all parties involved

  • Joint session(s)

  • Written Memorandum of Understanding

Typically when a conflict that is between two co-workers the first and possibly second sessions where most of the brainstorming and resolution happens involves the co-workers only. The final review session would usually involve a supervisor or board member to approve the resolution. Depending on the workplace preference and policy; supervisors and board members may be involved throughout the process.

How long will mediation take?

Individual consultations take between fifteen to thirty minutes and are done over the phone.

Joint sessions are booked for two to three hour sessions, and most issues can be resolved within one to three sessions. These times can be flexible to accommodate your scheduling needs.

How much will it cost?

My fees for mediation are $200 per hour to $250 per hour depending on complexity.

 

Disbursements may also be included in the final bill. These are any costs to me that I incur while working on your mediation file. This can include travel costs, meeting space rental, and long distance phone calls. 

What is a Memorandum of Understanding?

A Memorandum of Understanding is a document which outlines all decisions made in the mediation. Its intention is to clearly describe the outcome of the mediation, what has been agreed upon, and to provide a written document for the individuals to review if future related conflicts arise. 

This document is not to be signed during the mediation. The workplace can request copies be sent to Human Resources for personnel files and to the employees' supervisors for review. 

Have more questions or want to book your initial consultation? 

 Kaitlin Sevier, MA : (778) 788 1101 : kaitlinsevier@gmail.com 

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