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Exciting News for CMS!

CMS is expanding!

Starting June 1, 2020, CMS will begin to provide dispute resolution services to Kalamazoo County!  As a result, we are currently hiring a grant funded position to work in the new location and coordinate services for Kalamazoo and Branch Counties.  Office Management skills required.  Must be able to utilize software for tracking services and fees.  Four year Degree perferred but will consider a high school diploma or Associate Degree with appropriate experience and willingness to learn.  Communication and strong writing skills required.  For more information, or to apply, send questions and a resume to jenny@citizensmediation.org.  

New Website!

Welcome to Citizens Mediation Service’s awesome new website! We are grateful to Working Zombies Studios for their hard work and patience in bringing this site to life. Every month we’ll use this space to bring you opinions, perspectives, and voices that reflect the wide world of Community Dispute Resolution Centers. We hope you will find it useful and thought-provoking.

Four Signs of Intimidation in a Mediation

Intimidation can only occur in the presence of real or perceived power imbalances. It can be an insidious and potent strategy for wielding power in a mediation. The mediator can protect against the negative impact of intimidation on the less powerful party by knowing the sources of power imbalances.

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