Association for Conflict Resolution Mediation - Houston Chapter
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FAQs 
   
  What is "mediation"?
Mediation is a process where parties to a dispute talk in a controlled setting about the issues that they are contesting, and, with the help of a trained Mediator, attempt to reach an agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved in the dispute. It differs from other forms of resolution in that there is no settlement unless there is an agreement reached between the parties.
 
  What is "arbitration"?
Arbitration is a process whereby contending parties agree voluntarily to submit a dispute to a neutral party for decision and agree to comply with the decision. Arbitration can be binding or non-binding based upon party requests or contract requirements.
 
 
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Terms 
   
  Transformative Approach

Is people oriented, focusing on empowerment and recognition. The mediator 1) helps the parties understand and analyze the different positions and perspectives brought to the conflict and 2) encourages the parties to discover and develop their own solutions
 
  Facilitative Approach
A process oriented and focuses on bringing parties together to communicate openly and freely about their conflict in effort to explore potential solutions
 
  Evaluative/Directional Approach
mediator oriented, wherein the mediator evaluates the merits of the dispute and related claims to provide opinions and assist the parties with solutions.