Our Family’s Center for Community Dialogue helps Southern Arizonans
talk about challenging issues in a skilled, civil and respectful way.
We offer mediation and facilitation services, training in a variety
of communication methods, and community events
that help build skills and spark constructive dialogue:
Mediation: Safe, neutral and voluntary process to resolve neighbor, workplace and family disagreements without going to court. Our experienced staff and volunteers do not take sides or resolve issues, but we do provide support, guidance and safe opportunities for people to resolve issues themselves.
Multiparty conflicts or issues may require the use of a variety of the Center’s services. Our expert consultants can help you map a strategy and see it through. A plan for your group may include:
Group/Team Facilitation: Helping groups or teams clarify tasks, set goals, plan projects and come to consensus through a custom-designed menu of options that may include strategic planning, conflict resolution or training. This process is good for boards of directors, business teams, community groups, homeowners associations, and families. Fees are $300 and up for 2-3 hour session (plus planning.)
Community Dialogue Circles: Planning and facilitation of community forums for large public groups of 60-100 or more. Call for fees.
Mediation: Safe, neutral and voluntary mediation process helps groups to resolve neighbor, workplace and family disagreements without going to court.
Eldercare Mediation: Helping families (plus caregivers, health care providers and housing facilities) stop arguing and start having productive discussions about the care of aging loved ones. Volunteers are graduates of our Basic Mediation Training and Eldercare Mediation Training.
Conflict Coaching: Our trained conflict coach can work with you one-on-one to design an approach to resolve conflict in a respectful and productive way. Fee is $50 per hour.
The Center for Community Dialogue receives funding from Pima County, Pima Animal Control Care Center, the Town of Oro Valley, and private donations, including support from the Long Realty Cares Foundation, Ellen Kaye and the Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.
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