When Does Mediation Become Manipulation?
Practicing mediators & PPC's
• to engage more authentically with clients -- so they will engage more authentically with each other and the process
• to have a clearer sense of the power available to us as mediators
• to find ways of working with more joy and less effort
• to begin to see mediation as a form of social artistry
Trainer: Michael Jacobs
Manipulation is a strong word. It implies that things are happening out of plain sight. And yet, if mediators are reluctant to be really clear about the assumptions underlying the process, or fail to make explicit their own thoughts and feelings — to what extent are we being manipulative? The day is an exploration of what it might mean to bring a greater transparency to our work.