Conflict resolution

Mediation and problem solving

Mediation provides an option to help resolve work-related conflict. Whether a problem developed last week or over a longer period of time, mediation offers two people an opportunity to discuss issues in a confidential atmosphere. To facilitate conflict resolution and problem-solving, VCU Human Resources offers staff and faculty mediation programs.


Who are the mediators?
How does mediation work?
What happens if we don’t reach an agreement?
Who will know about the mediation?
Does mediation waive faculty and staff access to grievance procedures?
How do I initiate mediation?