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About CAOS Conflict Management London, UK  

CAOS Conflict Management, based in London, UK, is led by Alan Sharland who has 21 years experience as a Mediator, Conflict Coach, Facilitator, Trainer and Consultant in Mediation and Conflict Management processes.

Alan Sharland Mediator, Conflict Coach

Alan has worked in a number of mediation organisations during this time including as:

  • Director of Hillingdon Community Mediation
  • Mediator of NHS Complaints for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority,
  • Case Manager for Hackney Mediation Service and Camden Mediation Service.

He has provided mediation, conflict coaching and conflict management and communication skills training and teambuilding workshops for a large and diverse range of organisations including:

  • Brunel University
  • UCAS
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of East London
  • De Montfort University, Leicester
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Dell Computers
  • Apollo Housing Group
  • Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services
  • Hillingdon AIDS Response Trust
  • Harrow Samaritans
  • Broadacres Housing Association
  • Herts Young Homeless Group
  • The Bridge, Leicestershire
  • Association of Student Residential Accommodation (ASRA)
  • Salvation Army
  • ......... and many others.

Alan has provided mediation in a range of different fields including:

  • Workplace disputes,
  • University Student complaints,
  • NHS Complaints,
  • Neighbour disputes,
  • Disability Discrimination disputes,
  • Special Educational Needs disagreements
  • Group Disputes
  • Family related difficulties

How to respond to workplace conflict and bullying allegations

Please click on the image above or the text below to purchase this book written by Alan Sharland, Director of CAOS Conflict Management:

How to Resolve Bullying in the Workplace: Stepping out of the Circle of Blame to Create an Effective Outcome for All.

London-based but providing for all of UK

CAOS Conflict Management provides mediation and conflict coaching mainly in London and the South East but provides training throughout the UK.

CAOS is able to draw upon a number of Associate Mediators who are experienced professionals in the fields of mediation, conflict coaching, facilitation and training, all of whom have extensive experience of working in conflict management.

There are also CAOS Conflict Management Trained Mediation and Conflict Coaching Practitioners who have recently completed one of our 6-day Mediation Training Courses or 4-day Conflict Coaching Training Courses.

All CAOS recommended Mediators, Conflict Coaches and Trainers satisfy the strict criteria CAOS expects of the practitioners it employs or recommends to continually reflect on, improve and develop their skills and provide a professional level of conflict management support.

As you will see from the rest of this website and Alan's other website Communication and Conflict, that means a commitment to developing self awareness and humility in the presence of those experiencing unresolved conflict so that we support empowerment not disempowerment and promote capacity building, not dependence.


"Seeking to control or change others in a conflict is conflict suppression and conflict avoidance. It doesn't work.

Seeking to control or change ourselves in a conflict situation leads to conflict resolution. It does work.

Effective conflict resolution support enables people to find ways of controlling or changing themselves.

Ineffective support has an approach in which the practitioner intervenes in a way that implies he/she knows 'better' than those in conflict how to control or change themselves.

Hence, he/she tries to control, and to change them rather than support them in changing themselves." Alan Sharland - Communication and Conflict website



Here's a 1 hour webcast that Alan did for ASTD.org for their Community of Practice for Workforce Development called Conflict Management Skills and Practices for a More Engaged Workforce:

And here's a link to a guest blog post Alan wrote for the same site:

Conflict Management Tips for a More Engaged Workforce

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CAOS Conflict Management

Alan Sharland, Director of CAOS Conflict Management has had 12 articles featured on Mediate.com, the world's leading mediation website.

Click on the links below to see the articles he has had published on the site.

Listening

What Is Conflict And How Do We Approach It?

The No-blame Approach In Mediation

Summarising

Questioning

My Body Language, My Tone Of Voice, The Colours I'm Wearing.... They Don't Mean a Thing

Impartiality

President Barack Obama's Effective Communication

Effective Interpersonal Communication

Let’s Be Clear, Mediation Is NOT Arbitration

What Is A Bully?

Cultural Awareness - What Does That Actually Mean?



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Visit:

Communication and Conflict

.....to find out more about the thinking behind the Mediation, Conflict Coaching and Training provided by CAOS Conflict Management.

You can also see other articles Alan has written about Communication and Conflict Resolution related issues at these links:

There's No Such Thing as a 'Difficult Person'


What is a Bully?

The 3 Cheers for Conflict - Learning, Connection and Insight


Taking a No-blame Approach to Difficult Situations

Tolerance Can Be Overrated

.....and many more examples at this link