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Different Styles of mediation

Different Styles of mediation

Author: Julie Tietz

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand that mediation is one of many conflict resolution methods, with a number of variants

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Terms to Know
Evaluative Mediation

A style of mediation in which the mediator is allowed to offer suggestions or opinions for consideration or inclusion in an agreement.

Facilitative Mediation

A style of mediation in which the mediator does not offer suggestions or opinions and guides the process towards an agreement between parties.


A style of mediation in which the mediator has the authority to switch roles to that of an arbiter and decide an outcome if parties are unable to reach an agreement.

Transformative Mediation

A style of mediation focused on changing the relationship between disputing parties, whether or not an agreement is reached or written.