The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) recently sponsored our seventh cohort of staff, faculty, and administrators to attend a 40-hour Basic Mediation Course. This outstanding cohort joins the current 150+ colleagues/CVM Mediators who have participated in the course. The course is facilitated by Dr. Nancy Watson and features many guest speakers from around the college and university. The course trains individuals to manage conflict and create a positive climate within our college. All graduating attendees became recognized mediators and can be identified by the gold plaques displayed on their doors.
“The CVM is truly fortunate to have the resources to invest in our staff and faculty with this training,” said Dr. Kenita Rogers, Executive Associate Dean. “Having this number of trained mediators within our college is transformative. Their new skill set in dealing with conflict and communication will have a tremendous impact on the positive climate and culture of our college. Conflict is unavoidable in our lives; having the skills to navigate and address conflict in a positive and constructive manner is vital to our mission.”