Mediation is one of several alternative dispute resolution processes available to University of West Florida students, faculty and staff. It is a collaborative process that empowers disputing parties to create mutually satisfying solutions to disputes between them. The mediation process is facilitated by a trained mediator who works from a position of neutrality to assist disputing parties without making decisions, conducting investigations, giving legal advice or taking sides. Through the mediation process, individuals are encouraged to identify and present their needs, clarify underlying issues from their perspectives, collaboratively explore possible solutions, negotiate final resolutions or agreements and preserve valuable relationships.
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