The difference between “Neutral” and “Impartial” in mediation

The difference between “Neutral” and “Impartial” in mediation

What is the difference between Neutral and Impartial in mediation? I get asked this question fairly regularly. It is widely known that the role of a mediator Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) mediators is to be impartial. In fact, this is one of the most basic tenants to our code of practice. But being impartial[…]

Surgeons mediators and Medicine men

Surgeons, Mediators and Medicine men

Surgeons, Mediators and Medicine men. Whenever we hear these job titles, we have an immediate impression as to the type of person we’re speaking about. Surgeons are seen as highly trained specialists we entrust with our lives. Medicine men, on the other hand, are snake oil salesmeisters who dupe dim-witted customers from a horse drawn[…]