Staff guide to mediation

  • Introduction

    Oxford Brookes promotes mediation as an alternative mechanism for staff dispute resolution. The University has access to  appropriately qualified and trained mediators. This guide provides some information on mediation and how the process works at Oxford Brookes

    What is mediation?

    Mediation is a way of resolving disputes and disagreements where an impartial third party (a mediator) helps the individuals involved in a dispute to identify and negotiate an acceptable and appropriate resolution to their problems. 

    Mediation has a number of benefits in the workplace that include:

    • Providing a safe, non-adversarial and non-confrontational approach to dispute resolution
    • Helping achieve an early resolution of conflict
    • Building bridges and restoring working relationships
    • Reducing stress

    Updated August 2017