Latest ‘EAP Matters’ column: the magic art of mediation
In the latest issue of ‘Counselling at Work’, the ‘EAP Matters’ column is written by Timmy Kurtuldum, Training and Mediation Manager at CiC, a Registered Provider member of UK EAPA.
If you’re an affiliate counsellor and have every wondered if mediation is for you, this article is a great starting point as it talks about the skills required to play a part in a successful mediation.
“It’s too easy to think that mediation in a workplace context is the same as say, for example, family mediation or mediating parties going through a divorce. In these types of mediation, there is much more of a focus on the past and factors contributing to the issues being discussed. I can’t emphasise enough that this is a marked contrast to workplace mediation; where we’re purely focused on the ‘now’. There’s no need to know the details of what happened leading up to the mediation. We can work our magic with minimal information and an acceptance from all parties involved that we can move forward,” says Timmy.
This article first appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of Counselling at Work, published by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.©