Effective dispute resolution can save you time and money and help improve relationships and outcomes.
There are many examples in a government or community setting where mediation could help to resolve or narrow conflicts or disputes, avoid the need for court proceedings or prevent a diversion of resources. For example:
/ Ongoing complaints or concerns from community members about a decision or issues
/ Contentious planning decisions
/ Contractual issues
/ Workplace disputes
/ Complaints made about officials such as Councillors
We have experts who can help you resolve your conflicts and disputes in a cost effective and timely manner by using mediation. Our team includes a nationally accredited mediator who has an extensive background in local government and legal matters.
HoW WE CAN HELP
Locale Consulting can assist you with mediation by:
/ Assessing whether a particular conflict or dispute is suitable for mediation
/ Addressing conflict in your organisation at an early stage to avoid escalation
/ Acting as a neutral, independent and impartial mediator in workplace or community disputes
/ Working with communities to narrow issues in dispute and to look at future-focused outcomes
/ Dealing with ongoing complaints by bringing people together to talk about the issues and look at mutual solutions using a robust process
/ Resolving conflict between officials, such as Councillors or board members – for example, complaints lodged under the Code of Conduct
/ Drafting effective dispute resolution clauses in contracts and using mediation as a tool to resolve contractual disputes
/ Integrating mediation as part of a broader community engagement strategy
/ Delivering tailored training to your organisation about how to embed alternative dispute resolution practices into organisation to help resolve conflicts
We deliver practical and outcome based solutions in our projects and for our clients. Below are some recent examples of our mediation and conflict resolution work.
You can also find out more about other projects in our complementary service areas.
Training and Education