For Transformative Mediators, Our Story Affects Our Practice

Guest blogger, Jarling Ho has been a Transformative Mediator for 10 years. She is currently a Mediation Specialist with the Dayton Mediation Center.  She began her foray into mediation during law school when she spent the summer of 2003 volunteering as a mediator for Resolutions Northwest.  When she moved back to her home state of Ohio in 2004, she was introduced to Transformative Mediation at the Dayton Mediation Center.  She more »

From Facilitative Mediation to Transformative: A Personal and Service Journey

Guest blogger, Angie Gaspar, runs a comprehensive staff support service for Healthcare professionals in the NHS, UK. Services include time-limited therapy, mediation, responses to traumatic incidents, stress management, group facilitation and bespoke communication training. She has over 30 years experience in healthcare, community social work and development and mental health services in the public and voluntary sectors. She completed a master’s degree in Work-Based Learning and Mediation from Queen’s University, Belfast in more »

5 Year-old Almost Derails Transformative Mediator

Guest blogger, Michelle Zaremba, has been a Transformative Mediator since the beginning of her career in 2000.  Since 2009, she has been the Director of the Dayton Mediation Center.  She has been central in leading the Center’s expansion by increasing the visibility and utilization of Center programs and services. Michelle has extensive experience in conflict management systems design, organizational/team-building, program development, facilitating, and mediation research. She earned a Master of Public Administration from the more »

How Do You Get Them To. . .?

When I spend a day teaching mediators who were originally trained in a Facilitative approach, many questions start with “So how do you get them to. . . ?”  That question reveals that the asker has a different sense of what self-determination means than I do.   That is, I don’t want to get clients to do anything.  I find that clients tend to do certain things with my support, but more »