Facilitated Conversation

Facilitated Conversation involves a neutral facilitator who acts as a buffer should emotions run high or parties need assistance in maintaining focus on the primary issue(s). The facilitator may suggest breaks or interject comments/questions designed to redirect dialogue in a productive manner.

  • Most appropriate when both parties are comfortable with direct interaction and management of the discussion but prefer the presence of a neutral third party
  • Facilitator assesses situation through brief conversation with each party, then schedules a meeting of all parties