Sue Bronson Mediation Services
About Sue Bronson
My Perspective on the Mediation Process
For many people, disagreements disrupt us and may feel like we are being pushed to our limits. We start acting out of character with behaviors we are not proud of or making statements we later wish we could take back. Generally, people want to get back to being their "better self" and still be effective at getting a point across to another person.
Mediation is a place for people to resolve their important issues with dignity and respect. In a facilitated discussion you will share facts, acknowledge emotions, and work through problems. The result is better decisions and a better relationship. I show opportunities to improve the communication and support a range of choices that meets your individual needs and priorities. In addition to written agreements, people have expressed that they feel more confidence, have a better understanding of each other's perspectives, and are comfortable with their decisions.
My Mediation Experience:
- Sue Bronson has over thirty five years experience mediating family and workplace disputes. She is selected as a mediator for US Postal Service EEO disputes, Child Abuse and Neglect cases, and Special Education disputes.
- Sue is Mediation trainer locally and nationally. Yes, she is willing to travel to you. She is a Consultant on conflict resolution and building cooperation in the work place for organizations, businesses, university, and government agencies. Cases have encompassed new leadership, personnel clashes, and department mergers, and racial bias.
- Sue is Co-Chair of the ACR Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination to benefit older adults and their high conflict families. There are six states plus Toronto, Canada as Pilot sites for this innovative process.
- Sue is the Lead author of the Self-Assessment Tool for Mediators, sold internationally and used as a text for many college courses.
- Association for Conflict Resolution
- Co-Chair ACR Elder Justice Innitiative on Eldercaring Coordination (2012 - present)
- Co-Chair Elder Section (2010- 2012)
- Past Chair Family Section (2004-2005)
- Served on many committees including Training Committees, Quality Assurance, and Annual Conferences
- Milwaukee County Mediation Improvement Project, Steering committee Member.
- Past Board member of Academy of Family Mediators.
- Charter member Wisconsin Association of Mediators.
Core Values and Beliefs
- People are able to resolve their disputes when given a safe environment to discuss their similarities and differences.
- Relationships are important. Some relationships continue with more understanding, others end more peacefully. I am respectful of each person’s individual interests and decisions. When provided adequate support, people can shift from defensiveness and self-absorption, and move toward appreciation and cooperation.
- How you reach the result is as important as the goal itself. Together we can organize the process that will help you manage your own conflict. You take the lead as I keep you focused on what is most important to you.
Types of Mediation Practice
- Adult Family
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Family (other)
- Lesbian - Gay
- Postal Service
- Special Education
- Work Place
Additional Professional Services
- Advanced Mediation Trainer
- Communication Skills Trainer
- Mediation Consultant
- Mediation Trainer
- Staff Developer
- Conflict Coach