To get a convincing opinion about a good solution.
Providing conciliation is a common practice in traditional dispute resolution in Cambodia to help people reach an agreement. This practice is found in the communes that CORD included in their mirojustice research on commune dispute resolution. In Australia dispute resolution provders indicate that they recognise and use the different roles in family and labor disputes.
Difference between concilation and mediation a fundamental difference between the role of the conciliator and that of a mediator is that the conciliator is a more active intevener, and may have an advisory role on the content and the outcome of a dispute. A mandatory conciliatory roleIn Australian law family mediators are required to share information with parties with regard to the possible content of a parenting plan and the centrality of the 'best interests of the child'. This means that they do not only facilitate the process but have a mandatory conciliatory role as well.
A Comparative Analysis of the practice of mediation and conciliation in Family Dispute Resolution in Australia: how practitioners practice across both borders, Brandoni, M., Stodulka, T., 2008
The interventions of 'expert' third parties have much more influence than the interventions of 'peer' third parties.
Arnold, J. A., O'Connor, K. M. (1999) Ombudspersons of Peers? The effect of third-party expertise and recommendations on negotiation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 84(5), pp776-78
Parties recognise the value that conciliators bring to the table. They can relaying parties' positions using neutral or unemotive language. This communication of messages in a palatable form was a tactic for influencing parties and helped ensure that opposing parties were 'more likely to listen'
Dix, G., & Oxenbridge, S. (2004) Coming to the table: The role of Acas in Collective Disputes and Improving Workplace Relationships. Acas working paper. Available at http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/1/q/0104-coming-to-the-table-accessible-version-July-2011.pdf
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