Workplace Mediation

Conflict is an unavoidable reality. It is part of our daily lives on many different levels. In and of itself, it is not necessarily a bad thing, but when conflict between people in the workplace becomes unmanageable, it is time to take steps to remove the impasse. The Village Business Institute's Qualified Neutral Mediators can help resolve workplace conflicts that negatively affect employee productivity and save your organization time, expense, and possible litigation.

Typical mediation disputes include:

  • Supervisor/employee disputes
  • Work team conflicts
  • Employee/employee disputes
  • Perception of discrimination
  • ADA accommodations

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Our Mediators

John E. Trombley provides workplace and family mediation services throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. He is registered as a Qualified Neutral under Minnesota's ADR Rule 114 with the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota, and is trained in Family Mediation through the Mediation Center at the Hamline University School of Law. He is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Management Group Crisis Intervention and is certified in Internal Investigations by the Council on Education in Management.

Trombley has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a Master of Management degree from the University of Mary, Fargo, N.D.. Prior to founding his own organization development company, John served as a Command Pilot, Squadron Commander, and senior staff officer in the USAF and Air National Guard—he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with over 6,200 flying hours.

Denise Hellekson is a Qualified Neutral mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and has a master's degree in Community and Rehabilitation Counseling from St. Cloud State University. Hellekson has many years of experience in counseling, advocacy, and consulting services. She currently provides EAP counseling, mediation, training, consulting, and crisis response services.

For more information, contact The Village Business Institute.