Its purpose is to assist staff and students in anticipating, avoiding, preventing and resolving disputes.
See our model Facilitated Discussion toolkit.
A process in which disputing parties seek to improve understanding and build agreement with the assistance of a trained mediator working with the disputing parties an impartial third party.
A practice that is voluntary and aims to offer disputing parties the opportunity to be fully listened to, to hear each other's perspectives and to allow them to decide how to resolve their own dispute.
In terms of the University of Dundee/Dundee College Collaboration Agreement, Dundee College contributes to the edr Strategy Group, assists with and contributes to edr development events and mediators' CPD. The University also offers edr services to the College.
The edr Conference, "The Value of Resolving Disputes", took place on Tuesday 10 November 2009, 10.30am-3.30pm at West Park Conference Centre. Visit Conference Site >>
Scottish Mediation Network (SMN) is working to embed mediation into the way that conflict and disputes of all forms are handled in Scotland.
See our External webpage for more mediation webpages.
As I am sure most of you will know, 2013 will be the 5th anniversary of edr at Dundee. A special webpage has been set up to keep you up-to-date with all the celebrations planned throughout the year (including our 5th year event in November).
The next meeting of the edr Strategy Group will be held on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 12.30-2pm in Room 1G10, Dalhousie Building. See our Practitioners' Group webpage for further details.
Dates for Practitioners' and Strategy Group meetings are now available along with details of topics for each meeting.
A meeting of the HE/FE Mediation Forum was held on Tuesday 23 April 2013 at Durham University.
View our edr Strategy document 2011-2014.
Early Dispute Resolution (edr) Developments - Annual report to the Human Resources Committee and University Court, May 2012.
The University of Dundee's edr team and Marshalls ACM have designed a 10 minute online quiz to provide tips for ways of engaging with difficulties in the workplace. Available for all staff to try.
21 and 22 November 2013 at the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee College
Find out more about the edr Outline Strategy, the formal launch of the edr Initiative, Training Resources and the edr Strategy Group.
The value of the use of mediation is principally a quicker, simpler and more cost-efficient way to solve disputes. It allows for taking into account a wider range of interests of the parties, a greater chance of reaching an agreement which will be voluntarily respected