The best mediation agency on the South Coast since 1999
We are trained and experienced mediators who offer a bespoke mediation service. We can help you to resolve organisational, commercial and inter-personal disputes
We train people to understand mediation, to use mediation, to become mediators. We can train you to manage conflict better.
We work with children, young people and adults to develop effective peer mediation in schools. This will enhance the curriculum, build life skills and reduce playground conflict
An accredited Professional Mediator, Chris now directs Peaceworks and has considerable experience in different areas of mediation including workplace mediation, multi-party neighbour disputes, organisational and management disputes and inter-generational conflicts. In 2010 Chris extended his training by passing the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Commercial Mediation Course.
Chris practiced as a solicitor in Chichester after taking Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury and Solicitors’ Finals at the College of Law, Guildford. For 23 years he worked in the charity sector concentrating on leadership training and development, public speaking and writing. Always passionate for social justice and sustainable peace, Chris travelled to places of conflict like Bosnia, Belfast, South Africa, Angola and Albania. He has worked over a number of years on reconciliation initiatives including critical reconciliation events in Wales, Ireland and, most particularly, as chair of the Europe-Africa Reconciliation Partnership.
In 2012 Chris helped to found Schoolsworks, a multi-academy trust that runs 5 primary academy schools in West Sussex. Most of Chris’ time is now taken up as CEO of this Trust.
From this base Micha has been in great demand as a helper of other people in development, strategic planning, and as a life coach. He is particularly effective in operating in a participative, non-threatening style. He has also had extensive experience in the international, multi-cultural context including Europe, Africa, Asia and North America as well as organising a series of International consultation processes. Micha is a competent trainer, speaker and lecturer and has written a number of books and articles.
After reading Modern History at Oxford University, Micha worked with Youth For Christ as Director of Strategic Planning. He was also one of the founders and the first CEO of Spring Harvest, Europe’s largest interdenominational training conference. He then went on to provide innovation and leadership at Evangelical Alliance UK where he led the Social Affairs & International teams, and dealt with politicians and the media over human rights issues. Micha also helped to found and subsequently became the first director of a global Religious Liberty Commission with World Evangelical Alliance. In 2000, Micha returned to his academic studies on a part time basis. He completed his MA in Jewish History & Culture at Southampton University in 2003 achieving a distinction. He then completed his PhD (again at Southampton) in 2009.
Her interest in conflict resolution and mediation led Annie to undertake an MSc in Conflict Resolution and Mediation studies at Birkbeck College (University of London) in 2008. Alongside her work in schools across West Sussex, Annie is involved in a mediation project with Peaceworks working with families in crisis. A Recognised Member of the College of Mediators, she has also gained experience in mediation in family (ancillary to divorce) mediation, workplace mediation and inter-generational mediation.
Annie Sneller originally trained as a nurse and worked part time as a community RGN whilst bringing up her family. On completion of her nursing career in 2001, Annie pursued her interest in community and family support by working as a Family Link Worker for West Sussex County Council for 2 years.
Always involved in community projects, Annie has set up a children’s play-scheme in her local rural area, served on the Community Voluntary Services Committee for a number of years, participated in community planning groups, served as a school governor and is currently chair of a voluntary management committee for a local playgroup. In her role as part of a local church leadership team she has worked to build links between community and church and is also trained in pastoral care and counselling.
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