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Calabrina Boyajian on Rogers TV

The following clips are parts from two interviews done at Rogers TV


Conflict Resolution -Top 10 tips to resolve conflict from Mediate to Go

Conflict Resolution -Top 10 tips to resolve conflict

Introduction to Conflict Resolution

Man must evolve for all human conflict, a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Definition of Conflict

What is conflict? Conflict means “discord of action, feeling, or effect; antagonism or opposition, as of interests or principles”, and an “incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, desire, event, or activity with another”  ( Other words for conflict include collision and opposition. Conflict often leads to a great deal of pain, leaving people wanting inner peace.

A Conversation about Evaluation in Mediation

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A made up conversation follows. It’s an amalgamation of conversations I’ve had with mediation trainees.

Mediation Trainee: I get it that mediation is about self-determination. Therefore, when parties ask us to give them an evaluation of their case, shouldn’t we honor that determination they’ve made? I mean they’ve hired us to settle the case, right? Don’t they need to know if their expectations are too high?

Me: Ah, good question. Yes, it would seem that to honor self determination, we would want to go ahead and take action when they make a request like that. The reason we don’t act on that request is that we have a slightly different understanding of what self-determination means.


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