Part One: Role Play
Utilize the “Mediation Scenarios” document to complete part one of the assignment.
Part Two: Essay
An understanding of the mediation process is important for effective communication, especially when we are counseling others in a formal or informal setting. This assignment will help you to better understand the role mediation plays in communication and how each step functions in the process. You will write a paper (1,000 words) that discusses your experience with mediation.
Follow the direction and choose your mediation scenario using the document, “Mediation Scenarios.” Then, write the following essay:
Write a paper (1,000 words) that reflects on the mediation experience and addresses the following:
- Analyze and reflect on your experience as the mediator.
- Did the mediation go as planned?
- What about this process was particularly challenging?
- Were you able to remain neutral?
- Did you struggle not injecting your own solutions?
- Did you easily reach an agreement, why or why not?
- How would this have been different if this were a real mediation and not a role-play?