New! TMG Power Lunches -- free interactive, practical workshops

Join us for short, interactive workshops over lunch that will help you see common challenges in new ways and provide one or two tools you can immediately apply. Conveniently located at the Nonprofit Center, 89 South St. (by South Station), Boston. We look forward to seeing you there.

Power Lunch: Organizational Climate Assessment

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 12:00-2:00 PM

Description: Is unnecessary conflict eating up your time? Are your employees stressed? Is morale low? Do you wish you could get everyone rowing in the same direction? At this 2 hour, interactive workshop you will learn how to take the pulse of your organization so you can begin to understand the source of these challenges. You’ll take away some easy tips to help employees feel valued, listened to, and respected – the first step in shifting your organizational climate.

We will have snacks and water. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Please RSVP by 3/20 to

Power Lunch: Negotiation

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:00-2:00 PM

Description: Do you avoid negotiation? Do you always think you could have gotten a better deal? Do you feel like other people just “know” how to do it? The good news is that negotiation skill can be learned. In this two hour, interactive workshop you will learn how to identify the underlying drivers, find common ground, and tap into an underused source of negotiating power.

We will have snacks and water. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Please RSVP by 3/29 to


Loraine Della Porta, JD and Amy Rebecca Gay, PhD are senior consultants and mediators with The Mediation Group. They bring years of experience helping municipalities, non-profits and government agencies work through conflict and build effective cultures, they have taught negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation to a wide audience, and bring a sense of fun and engagement to their work together.


Good luck, Hema!

We are sad to announce that our 2015 mediation fellowship with Hema Patel has come to an end.  We immensely enjoyed having her at the office.  She was a great addition to our team and practice.  

Hema has accepted a position as an attorney representing unaccompanied minors at Catholic Charities Communities Services in New York.  We wish her luck in future endeavors.

TMG is currently in the process of interviewing prospective candidates for the 2016 Mediation Fellowship.