About Process North is maintained by Mike Waite, who works as an independent mediator, facilitator, trainer, researcher and consultant. Mike’s specialisms are in community cohesion; social integration; & in helping to address social divisions issues through civic mediation. (Here’s an article reflecting on the Keeping Our Cool initiative at the 2021 COP26 conference in Glasgow, which he took part in through Centre for Good Relations).

The website carries short articles & book reviews which it’s hoped will be of interest to mediators & others working on conflicts and disputed questions; professionals responsible for holding dialogue, debates & discussions on ‘difficult’ & ‘controversial’ subjects; researchers looking at contested issues & social distances; and leaders & activists at all levels in communities, politics, business, local government & the voluntary sector.

Click through the links for information on Mike’s writing, and book reviews, & to contact Mike if you are interested in commissioning work through Process North.