Mediation offers disputants an opportunity to explore a wide range of creative solutions and often results in a win-win outcome for parties on all sides.
Mediation is an informal, voluntary process in which two or more disputing parties attempt to negotiate a settlement under the guidance of a neutral third party. The key component of mediation is the fact that the parties themselves determine whether an agreement is reached and, if so, what the terms of that agreement may be. The mediator
does not have the authority to impose a settlement and the mediation process may be terminated at any time
without cause by any party.
ARC’s experienced neutrals are trained mediators who have specific subject matter expertise and use a range of techniques to assist parties in opening a dialogue and finding common ground. Parties may choose a facilitative mediation process, an evaluative mediation process, or a hybrid of both.