If you can make it to the Netherlands in June, you should. Among other reasons, you can attend a major conference on transformative mediation that will include Joe Folger, co-author of The Promise of Mediation. Read more about the conference here.
Many mediators would hate to treat their friends the same way they treat their clients. With mediation clients, some mediators see it as their job to educate, persuade and nudge. We know our friends don't like that sort of thing. Maybe we should reconsider how we treat our clients. With the transformative approach, there's no reason not to mediate for your friends. See the article here.