In your post, describe how you would work with one of the cases providing mediation. Utilizing your course materials and readings from this week, highlight areas of interest that you would explore with the parties in conflict. Include open-ended questions that you would apply to each part within the conflict. As you conceptualize your approach to mediation, be mindful of the stages within the mediation process: Orientation, Issue Definition, Exploring Needs and Interests, Negotiation, and Problem Solving.
Fred and Tom are roommates. They are constantly quarrelling about sleeping hours, laptop use, Tshirt “borrowing,” and smelly laundry left untidily about the room. Fred complains that Tom’s girlfriend is always there and he has no privacy. The RA advised them to go to you two for mediation.