Better Agreements, Inc. is a nonprofit conflict transformation agency located in the New River Valley, a region along the New River in Southwest Virginia in the United States. It is usually defined as the counties of Montgomery (including the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg), Pulaski, Floyd, and Giles and the independent city of Radford, which are all located in the New River watershed.
Our mission is to increase individual and community problem-solving skills through education and training and to ensure all have access to alternative dispute resolution processes.
We envision each person and organization taking responsibility and seeking alternatives to avoidance, destructive conflict behaviors, prolonged litigation, and violence.
We have adopted formal rules for using consensus decision-making procedures.
Promoting peaceful resolution since 2002.
What People Say
How We Can Help
Better Agreements is a mediation company that helps people listen and talk to each other. - Participant
Better Agreements encourages people to take more constructive approaches towards conflict engagement, and the people working to do that are committed and passionate about it. - Dialogue Participant
The individuals that come to Better Agreements are sometimes court-ordered or they come on their own volition. - Participant
Training and Education
Mediation Training and Mentoring
Small Business / Group Training
Structured Listening Sessions
Learning Lab Communities
Dialogue & Listening
Dialogue & Listening Sessions can help us realize our differences and "to have constructive, open conversations that create pathways to new understandings which strengthen our communities, raise awareness, and help us think of things realistically."
Access to Service Providers
Court-referred and Private Mediation Services
Individual (1:1) Conflict Coaching Services
Program Assessment and Evaluation