World Renowned Mediator and Climate Change Author Outlines Conflict Resolution Strategies

World Renowned Mediator and Climate Change Author Outlines Conflict Resolution Strategies

Tim Hicks to address Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) Dublin event

Thursday, 6th June 2019 – Commenting on the upcoming Mediators’ Institute of Ireland event* next Monday, June 10th in Trinity College Dublin, President of the MII Margaret Considine said “Through his recently published book “Embodied Conflict” Tim Hicks has delved into the essential concepts of neural science and applied this learning to how we can understand what happens in conflict and how we can use this understanding in very practical ways.”
“Tim has a passion for resolving conflict. He demonstrates this through his private practise in Oregon and his book writing which includes Last Stop Before Tomorrow, which wrestles with the dilemmas of climate change and technology, and the search for answers to this major challenge for humanity”, said President Considine.  “We are thrilled to welcome Tim to Dublin. Our mediators and conflict resolution specialists will learn much from Tim and help our members to increase their professional capacity to provide conflict resolution services in situations that range from personal two-party disputes to major international challenges like climate change.”
*Details of the Event
The talk, hosted by The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, by author Tim Hicks on his new book “Embodied Conflict: the neural basis of conflict and communication” will be held on Monday 10th June in in Trinity College. As space at the venue is limited, attendance is by invitation only.
Tim Hicks
Tim Hicks is a conflict resolution professional in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. He has been a professional mediator since 1993. From 2006 to 2014, he was the first Director of the Master's degree program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon, leading that program to a position of national prominence. He currently provides mediation, facilitation, and organizational consulting to individuals and organizations in the public and private spheres.

You can find a video interview with Tim Hicks about his climate change novel, Last Stop Before Tomorrow, at
About Mediation
Mediation is a voluntary process of conflict prevention and resolution that allows the parties an opportunity to address their issues in a confidential, private, and safe environment.  Mediators are trained in conflict resolution skills and techniques and have the expertise needed to give people the best possible opportunity to resolve their disputes.
Mediation is effective:

  • In single-issue and multi-issue disputes
  • In two-people and multi-party conflicts
  • In developing innovative and sustainable solutions when parties are willing but stuck
  • As a preventative intervention early in a conflict
  • As an alternative to avoid further costly public litigation

The mediation process improves communication, narrows outstanding issues, defuses emotions and defines areas of agreement.  Statistics show a success rate for mediation averaging 80 per cent.
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