Community Groups Facilitation

Community Groups FacilitationThe AMA  is an international development consulting firm. Our conflict resolution practitioners have  more than 20 years’ experience promoting sustainable development, good governance, peaceful conflict resolution, and the improvement of working conditions.

Increasingly disputes faced by communities, local councils and non-government organisations are dealt with through alternative dispute resolution practices. Experienced mediators and facilitators can provide enormous benefits to  the community organisation, its members and the community at large.

Community Groups Facilitation allows issues to be aired in a safe environment and for everyone’s concerns to be dealt with efficiently, effectively and at reasonable cost. The aim of this process is to produce a win/win outcome and the success rate is high. Legal fees can be kept to a minimum or dispensed with altogether and emotional strain and disruption caused by unresolved issues are also diminished.

Violent and potentially violent conflict undermines development efforts. Terminating conflict in a way that does not address the roots of conflict may result in its re-emergence. The AMA’s Community Groups Facilitation approach incorporates analysis of the deep sources of conflict and weighs the impact of state fragility on the selection, design, and implementation of appropriate interventions. The AMA works in conflict situations ranging from peace building, conflict mitigation, and reconciliation to alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and facilitated dialogue.

The AMA’s highly accredited mediators and facilitators have years of experience in using the win/win philosophy to move parties from positions to interests by promoting a collaborative and non-adversarial approach. They have successfully mediated and facilitated a broad range of multi-party disputes across Australia and overseas and are leaders in their field.

The AMA is the preferred service providers for dozens of small and large community, government and non-government organisations across all States and Territories in the areas of environmental, native title and work place, commercial and community disputes. Our facilitators and mediators have the unique skills set, background and experience to effectively and successfully work with regional and remote communities throughout Australia.

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  • Negotiations between the Winnipeg Airport and its union with the assistance of a federal will continue. ,
  • Saint Joseph’s College representatives and the professors who filed suit against the school will meet for mediation. ,
  • JetBlue pilots, represented by the Airline Pilots Association have requested mediation from the board. ,
  • Consolidated Edison and New York City are currently in mediation with numerous steam pipe explosion injured parties. ,
  • After a court battle and a mediation period, New York Wheel ended the contract and opted to find another design team ,
  • Mediation is continuing between Tarras farmers and the Otago Regional Council over the use of the Lindis River. ,

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