Shelley Stirling-Boyes has been an Associate with Agree since 2007. Shelley designs and delivers customized conflict management, communication and interest-based negotiation training. She provides partnering facilitation services and offers comprehensive family mediation.
Shelley's training deliveries in Conflict Management and Communication provide an increased understanding of the drivers of conflict, conflict handling modes, techniques for establishing open communication, managing difficult conversations, strategies for delivering clear expectations in the workplace, a greater understanding of generational diversity and strategies to overcome barriers to resolution.
Shelley specializes in providing family mediation, with a focus on developing creative parenting plans and providing parties with strategies that will enable them to maintain a successful parenting relationship. She has been involved in court-based mediation programs since 1999. Shelley’s strength is connecting with parties entrenched in conflict to overcome obstacles to settlement and assist them in reaching a mutually beneficial agreement. This makes it possible to avoid the emotional stress and financial costs associated with litigation.
As a facilitator of a family law information workshop, Shelley possesses a genuine understanding of the emotional side of separation and the underlying issues parties may face. She provides families with information on the impact of separation and divorce on parents and children, and helps them gain an understanding of the alternative methods of dispute resolution.
Shelley strives to create a respectful mediation environment, where parties are encouraged to identify underlying interests, generate options and maintain a focused approach toward reaching a settlement.
B.A. Honours (Psychology), University of Guelph 1988; Family Mediation Diploma, McMaster University, 2003; Family Mediation Internship, Peel Family Mediation Services, Brampton
Memberships & Affiliations:
Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediation
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