Conversation Peace Mediation is the mediation practice of Felicia Staub, a certified mediator and trainer serving Duncan and areas from Victoria to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and Whatcom and Skagit counties in Washington. She received a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and did her mediation training at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) in Washington State and the Justice Institute of BC. Felicia is a certified general and family mediator with the Whatcom DRC and the Skagit DRC and is on the Whatcom and Skagit County Courts' rosters of family and civil mediators in Washington. In British Columbia she is on Mediate BC's civil roster.
Felicia has mediated greater than 300 cases and received awards in 2011 from the Washington Mediation Association and from the Whatcom DRC for her mediating. She coaches and mentors mediation students at the Whatcom and Skagit DRCs. Felicia is also participating in the development of the alternative sentencing program for Whatcom County via the Whatcom DRC. This is a program that provides minimum risk offenders with education and skill building in conflict resolution to improve their communication skills and give them a better understanding of interpersonal conflict in order to decrease the likelihood of repeat offenses. Additionally, Felicia teaches nonviolent communication, conflict resolution, communication skills, and related topics to Upper Skagit tribal members and to prison inmates at William Head, BC, and Monroe, WA. She won an award in 2012 from the Freedom Project for her work at the prison at Monroe.
Felicia's mediation style is interest-based, meaning that she helps conflicting parties address the issues and interests that are fueling the dispute for each of them. It is facilitative in that she helps parties communicate with each other more effectively and constructively. Felicia's style is collaborative in that she helps parties work together to brainstorm multiple options so that they will be able to create a lasting resolution.
Conversation Peace Mediation
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