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  Within every relationship, there is a possibility for conflict. How we view conflict informs us on how to deal with it. Some people prefer to avoid it. Others like to engage in the use of power. And others use conflict as a positive force for change.

Mediators have training to assist everyone to find ways to transform conflict into a positive, constructive avenue to a different way of being together in their future relationship.

Mediation is intended to facilitate communication between people and find solutions through clarifying their interests and needs and exploring all options at their disposal that best meets their unique situation and circumstances.

For information on becoming a member of the Tennessee Valley Mediation Association, please click here.
  TVMA in collaboration with LMU's Institute for Collaborative Leadership will sponsor an all-day seminar dedicated to examining the themes of apology, forgiveness and reconciliation as they apply to mediation.

"The Power of Apology and Forgiveness in Mediation"

Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:30am - 4:30pm

featuring renowned mediator and Pepperdine Law Professor Dr. Peter Robinson.

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TAPM (Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators) News
The Ethical Challenges of Public Sector Mediation
by Joseph G Jarret
Knox County Law Director
Federal & Rule 31 Listed Mediator
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