Faculty-Peer Mediation

Preventing and Resolving Disputes Collaboratively

The Faculty Council's Standing Committee on Faculty-Peer Mediation offers informal mediation services and training in conflict resolution to faculty members.

The initiative seeks to enable all faculty members to contribute to their fullest potential for the advancement of Emory University through two main formats:

  • Trained faculty mediators help colleagues resolve conflict and heal damaged working relationships.
  • Faculty receive training opportunities to broaden the benefits of conflict resolution more generally within the Emory culture.

Mediation is a voluntary, confidential, and mutual effort between two or more parties to engage in candid dialogue and deliberation to identify a mutually acceptable resolution to the disputants. The conversations are held with the assistance of an impartial third party who is professionally trained as a mediator to address and resolve interpersonal conflicts and organizational challenges that arise in everyday work life.

This innovative approach is a faculty-led, faculty-focused alternative dispute resolution structure and process, embedded in university-level faculty governance structures.