Mediators without Borders sister organization, InAccord Mediation & Arbitration Services, is now accepting applications from graduates and other professionals interested in opening an branded InAccord location in their area. Each InAccord location will be directed by one to four individuals overseeing operations and taking private mediation and arbitration cases. Each Director owns and operates their own location and then hires independent contractors to work in the location as long as they have been trained in the InAccord model.
As of this writing, InAccord locations are opening in Central Florida, San Francisco and Manhattan and virtually through technology to our central business and research team in Colorado. Our research team is led by Dr. Susan Harter, professor emerita at the University of Denver.
It is our vision that this network of InAccord Mediation & Arbitration Service locations will help create local solutions to conflict. By being connected to our organization, the local area can then archive these cases and their outcomes, which then can be used as resources for other InAccord locations dealing with similar issues. In this sense, an InAccord location in the Niger Delta that is successfully dealing with the tensions of an inequitable distribution of wealth and resources case might offer assistance to another InAccord location, half-way around the world in a village in Peru which is also struggling with inequitable resource issues, but in their own local context. This assistance could be offered in as simple a manner as a letter, email, or phone call, or through more advanced technology such as virtual classrooms, and web-based communication between InAccord locations and among practitioners. The hope is that the learning of what methods work to bring resolution to one area can inform and guide the process in another area due to the linkage through this organization.
For more information about InAccord Mediation & Arbitration Service locations, please visit www.inaccordservices.com.