We connect, support and enhance the work of a broad variety of actors, ranging from state actors, peace-makers, political parties, to (inter) national civil society actors engaged in conflict resolution.
What we do
Result Mediation Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports conflict resolution around the world by providing excellence in mediation services
Strategy & approach
Result Mediation Foundation can manage the whole resolution process or focus on the delivery of individual components of the process. We ensure the integrity of the process by making sure that all key stakeholders are involved, including the ones who are not immediately visible or recognized. We make certain that they are well informed and trained to each play their (critical) role in the process.
RMF’s tailor-made approach and services are broad, yet lean, adaptable and flexible. We can design, set-up and manage independent programmes and projects, but can also customize our services to support peace or development programmes that are already being implemented. For example by providing advice, giving training, coaching or mediation. We can also help the implementing organisation to strengthen their own conflict resolution knowledge and skills.
- Trustbuilding and onboarding with relevant stakeholders
We connect and engage with actors involved in the conflict transformation and peacebuilding process (active in track 1-official, track 2 – unofficial and track 3 – grassroots levels), ensuring that stakeholder efforts are seen, heard and recognized for the value they add in the whole of the process. Through our longer term presence in-country, we have the ability to engage with and connect actors that are not always in sight.
- Conduct independent and neutral incentive and conflict analysis
For an integrated and integer conflict resolution effort, a thorough yet neutral incentive and conflict analysis is essential. Our mediators have the skills to review and complement an analysis already available, or facilitate a new analysis.
- Design a conflict resolution process based on analysis
The independent and neutral incentive and conflict analysis forms the key ingredient for the design of an integer conflict resolution process that connects all stakeholders that are active in that process, including those that are not immediately recognized by the other. We add knowledge and skills where relevant and useful.
- Facilitate stakeholder engagement and involvement in the resolution process
For an integer conflict resolution process to succeed it is important that stakeholders are involved and engaged in the process. Our presence in country and skillset as mediators benefits our interaction with relevant stakeholders and ensures that the stakeholders are sufficiently looped in and their interests heard and integrated. This, in turn, facilitates their continued engagement and involvement in the process.
- Build stakeholder’s skills to meaningfully engage and interact
A successful mediator needs a specific set of skills and so do those persons and institutions (stakeholders) that are tasked with the resolution of conflicts. Having sound mediation skills will enable them to engage in or facilitate dialogue and will stimulate cooperation with various stakeholders, such as with political parties, civil society and government. Thanks to our compact training format, we can offer stakeholders a deep understanding of what mediation is about and to gain confidence in applying the skillset, in a relatively short period of time.
Imparting mediation techniques to the parties in the conflict will help to create a level playing field. This enhances mutually agreeably solutions and outcomes, creates trust and understanding between the parties in the conflict, as well as with the mediation professionals and the process itself. This lowers the threshold or buy-in to the mediation efforts.
- Provide mediation if needed
If necessary, our mediators can provide mediation between different stakeholders.
-> The result of our approach is a resolution process that reflects the interests of all stakeholders involved, is sustainable and forward-looking.
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Advanced skills development
Core mediation training
A successful mediator needs a specific set of skills. So do those persons and institutions that are tasked with the resolution of conflicts. These skills are also important for facilitators of dialogue, especially in conflict-affected settings.
Having sound mediation skills will also enable you to engage in or facilitate dialogue and (stimulate) cooperation with various stakeholders, such as with political parties, civil society and government. Therefore, including conflict resolution knowledge and skills to the interparty dialogue facilitation ‘toolkit’ is important.
The best way to develop mediation skills is by following a high-intensity, total immersion training program. Thanks to our compact training format, you will in a relatively short period of time achieve a deep understanding of what mediation is about and gain confidence in applying the skillset.
The 5-day intensive ‘core mediation’ course by RMF provides the participants with all the essential skills to understand, mediate and mitigate conflicts. With this compact training format, the participants will achieve a deep understanding of the core principles of mediation. As a participant you will experience all aspects of mediation. You will practice your skills in the role of mediator. You will experience what it is like to be the mediator and how mediation affects the litigating parties. You will learn to focus on desired positive outcomes, rather than grievances, and you will help people to discern opinions from interests, so they can move towards a discussion about what is really at stake. You will also learn about yourself, your own attitude in a conflict, your strengths and your pitfalls as a mediator.
In the training participants will:
- Gain a deeper understanding of conflict, conflict dynamics and the concept of mediation
- Help parties to discern opinions from interests
- Learn to move parties towards a discussion about what is really at stake
- Learn to help parties to focus on desired positive outcomes, rather than grievances
- Learn about the Harvard negotiation method
- Practice with communication, creativity, power and influence.
- Practice the role of mediator and essential skills of negotiation, mediation and dialogue
- Experience how mediation affects the litigating parties
The training is divided into three modules: negotiations, conflict management and mediation skills. The training will be given by experienced mediation experts of Result Mediation..
Due to COVID-19 a physical training is not always possible. We have ample experience in conducting both interactive online trainings as well as hybrid trainings, where we combine online training with physical meetings with small numbers of participants.
Birke negotiation series
Result Mediation, together with professor Richard Birke, has created an e-learning course for a better understanding of the principles of negotiation. One that combines business, law, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and game theory.
The e-learning course consists of eight modules, together covering the full range of strategic and psychological aspects of negotiation. Each module requires one hour of study. In more than 60 powerful videos, downloadable theory, quizzes, cases and exercises, Richard Birke guides you through the subject matter.
This e-course can be done separately or in combination with the core mediation training.
Result Mediation Foundation full process support: combined training and conflict resolution method
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Advisory & support services
Result Mediation Foundation offers excellence in mediation services to state actors, (inter)national NGO’s and other stakeholders involved in international cooperation, active in fragile states and conflict affected settings.
RMF is unique in its ability to (re)act rapidly when situations so desire, our approach is flexible, adaptable and practical. This means our tailor-made approach can adapt to changing circumstances, ensuring a best-fit solution on the ground. Similarly, our offer is flexible and could be full process and practical support leading up and including a mediation. It could be customized support to running peace or development programmes, be it in the form of training(s), coaching or an active mediation effort.