Learning & events
Webinar recording | Introduction to principles of the ‘transformative approach’ to mediation
with Irvin Foster JD and Maëlle Noé
pre-recorded | Online
A discussion of the basic concepts, fundamentals and premises of the ‘transformative approach’ to mediation.
This discussion highlights differences between the transformative approach to mediation and other approaches to mediation : why these different choices were made, and what impact this has on both mediators and parties.
These premises can also be used as a lense through which dispute resolution practitioners can analyse and self-reflect on their own behaviours and attitudes towards their clients, and in conflictual situations in general.
About the speakers
Irvin Foster JD
Irvin Foster is the principle mediator and trainer for Catalyst IpF. An experienced certified mediator and trainer, he received a Juris Doctorate from Catholic University of America and did graduate work in Conflict Resolution at McGregor College, Antioch University.
Maëlle Noé has five years’ experience in the field of conflict transformation: training and coaching in conflict transformation skills, facilitating both inter and intra group dialogues, co-mediating, and launching peer-facilitated dialogue programs.
She has published and presented research about international-national staff relations in INGOs and about transformative mediation practitioners in ad-hoc dialogue space. Her clients have ranged in location from Northern America and Western Europe to East Africa, including organizations such as Search for Common Ground, Mercy Corps, Merry Year International, Fulbright Alumni Association, Le Petit Vélo Jaune, as well as individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds.