Peacemaking Pledge

First, The Paula Stephenson Group will do no harm. We will think about peace, why peace is important and how it works. We will actively use peacemaking efforts to help people in conflict. And we will be an active pursuer of peace.

 The Paula Stephenson Group will always promote healing and well-being in clients and place the client’s and public’s interests above my own. We will respect the integrity of clients and will remain objective in relationships with clients and will act with integrity in dealing with other professionals. And we will provide only those services for which its staff have had the appropriate training and experience and will keep technical competency at the highest level to uphold professional standards of practice.

 The Paula Stephenson Group will not violate the physical boundaries of parties and will always provide a safe and trusting haven for conflict resolution. We will defend the profession against unjust criticism and defend colleagues against unjust actions. We will seek to improve and expand knowledge through continuing education. And we will refrain from any conduct that would reflect adversely upon the best interest of Alternative Dispute Resolution and its ethical standards.