Facilitated Negotiations

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Facilitated Negotiation is very similar to mediation. It is a process in which the parties in dispute identify the issues to be negotiated, and use a facilitator (mediator) to help them negotiate.

The facilitator respects the parties autonomy to reach an agreement which is suitable for them, and typically does not have an advisory or decision making role in regard to the content of the discussion or the outcome.

The facilitator’s objective is to advise the parties about how the negotiation should proceed in order to help them reach an acceptable agreement.