Based in London, UK, we are a leading Conflict Management Services organisation providing:
Mediation - of difficulties in the workplace, family, community, and of complaints and other disagreements
Conflict Coaching - 1-to-1 support for individuals involved in unresolved conflict in any situation
Group Facilitation - for creative problem solving, teambuilding, group disputes - bespoke service, please contact us to request this.
Training in Mediation Skills, Conflict Coaching, Managing Conflict in Teams and other Groups - for organisations and individuals.
Tel. 020 3371 7507
"In my opinion there are few people in this country who are as skilled both as a practitioner and leading advocate of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution as Alan Sharland. He has an excellent reputation in the field." - Marina Cantacuzino - Founder/Director of The Forgiveness Project
At CAOS we start from the understanding that for each of us conflict is inevitable and rather than it being a 'bad thing', it is an opportunity for Learning, Connection and Insight - for organisations and individuals.
CAOS supports the effective and creative resolution of conflict, which can be achieved when participants in the conflict:
Learn and create new ways of dealing with a situation
Connect with and understand the perspective of others - without having to agree with or adopt that perspective
Gain insight into themselves and/or their organisation
“Conflict is the beginning of consciousness” M.Esther Harding
Creativity is the means through which conflict is resolved, and Mediation and Conflict Coaching support the creative thinking that enables different responses to conflict to emerge when it is acknowledged that the present responses are not working.
All of our practices, whether mediation, conflict-coaching, training or facilitation are designed to enable the client(s) to create answers to their own identified difficulties.
CAOS doesn't provide ‘quick-fix’ or ‘sticking plaster’ solutions for any client. We provide a range of supportive but challenging conflict management processes that enable the client to transform their own situation, so that the learning and change which they create is sustainable for the future and transferable to other, similar situations they may be involved in.
"Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict."
- Dorothy Thompson
Please CONTACT CAOS if you have an enquiry about the services we offer.
"Promoting Mindful Communication, Growth Through Conflict"