Become a Member

Benefits of Business Mediation

At some point or other, all businesses have disputes whether it is about contracts or employee benefits or any other number of issues. While most disputes can be resolved fairly quickly and quietly, occasionally disputes escalate into something that needs intervention. In these cases, mediation can be helpful to resolve the issue.

This arbitration between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise. This increasingly popular form of alternative dispute resolution serves as a viable option for business owners who choose to resolve conflicts through a forum other than arbitration or a conventional jury or bench trial. Mediation tends to try to accommodate the needs of each party and helping the parties formulate a workable solution. Here are some of the benefits of using mediation to solve business issues.

  • Input and Control on the Outcome – In a court case to resolve dispute the judge casts the final decision. In mediation,  the two parties come to a mutual resolution that hopefully makes both parties happy. Mediation enables parties in a dispute, be it during or before a lawsuit, to have control over the final settlement.
  • Cost Savings – Hiring a lawyer can be costly and means an investment for the entire case. Mediator’s fees are usually divided between the various parties involved in the dispute. This cost savings can really add up.
  • Preservation of Relationships – Business disputes often involve friends, employees and long time clients. Mediation can help to develop solutions based upon mutual interests rather than adversarial positions.
  • Time Savings – Court cases, whether done by a judge or a jury, can be lengthy and drawn out. This method can be completely efficiently as opposed to a trial or hearing.
  • Confidential – Mediation stays between the parties and the solution to the dispute is private and confidential.

 

BLS Provider CPR (1-day Initial or Renewal Course, multiple sessions available)

(Initial or Renewal Course based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines)
Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS Course Completion Card.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a completion cad valid for 2 years.

Conveniently scheduled on Saturday, please choose the session that works best for you.

REGISTER NOW!

Business Mediation

No one likes conflict. What’s more is that no one likes conflict at work. It makes for awkward situations, causes stress, and can be a legal nightmare. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential form of conflict resolution in which a neutral third party, called a mediator, helps disputing parties to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution to their conflict. Business mediation has been used for years and has some great benefits for both parties as well as the work environment.

According to NOLO Law Online, small business owners are just as likely as major corporations to run into conflict with neighboring businesses, employees, customers, vendors, or with their own business partners. Unlike corporations, small business often lack public relations, human resources, and legal departments to help them deal with these conflicts. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of mediation.

  • Time Saver – It is often overwhelming for a small business to come up with the time and expertise to cope with a relatively minor dispute through legal means. A mediator can help to quickly resolve an issue so that all the parties are satisfied with the resolution.
  • Better Office Morale and Quality of Work Life – Conflicts seep into the very personality and fiber of office temperament. Mediation is an efficient and effective way to resolve disputes and build community among small business owners and workers and their customers and neighbors. Many people report leaving mediation feeling understood and listened to instead of being left with unresolved hostility.
  • Money Saver – Mediation is usually much less expensive than hiring a lawyer. Community mediation centers offer low-cost services, and, even if you hire a private mediator who charges by the hour, you’ll be sharing the cost with the other party instead of paying a lawyer on your own.
  • Confidentiality – Unlike a court case that could be open to the public, most times a settlement is confidential and done behind closed doors. Even restitution or monetary settlements can be kept confidential as part of the mediation process.

Mediation is often a very viable alternative to longer-term, more emotionally and financially costly forms of conflict resolution such as traditional civil litigation. Mediation therefore, can be a win-win process for all involved.