The Measure of Success in Mediation
Tennessee Valley Mediation Association, in cooperation with Duncan School of Law, Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville, will sponsor a program entitled “The Measure of Success in Mediation.” The program will be led by Judith H. Toole, B.A. (Kansas), M.A. (Harvard), J.D. (Wisconsin), Rule 31 Civil and Family Mediator, retired attorney and former EEOC Administrative Judge, and long-time volunteer mediator with the Knoxville Community Mediation Center.
Most mediators consider mediation a success if an agreement is reached, but this month’s discussion will challenge that notion. Ms. Toole will explore with participants various definitions of success and failure in mediation, examine and evaluate a wide range of goals and objectives for which mediators typically strive, and discuss examples of both “good” and “bad” agreements. The group will analyze and critique a number of hypothetical case studies which demonstrate the proposition that the appearance of success or failure in mediation is not always what it seems.
1.0 Hours General Mediation Issues