Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschool Athletic Association
 

Conflict Resolution Policy

(4-1-2015)

It is essential that Board Members, Coaches, Coordinators, players, and parents maintain a high standard of discernment, discretion, and good judgment in their relationships and behavior. This policy applies only to conflicts that may arise within the context of NEWCHAA activities. Any conflicts or disagreements should be quickly resolved through mutual discussions among the parties involved. All matters should be discussed with courtesy and mutual respect. Should the parties involved find that they can not reach a mutually agreeable resolution, then either party may petition the board to resolve the issue. However, before an issue is brought to the board for formal resolution, a third party should be used to help facilitate a mutual agreement between the parties involved.

Conflicts brought to the board for resolution shall be decided by a majority vote and will be considered the final resolution of the issue. The process for deciding on a resolution to the issue will be as follows.

  1. Allow one person representing each side of the issue to present their concern. May be written or in person.

  2. Make a determination as to whether the issue is within the scope of the board’s authority. To decide that an issue is outside the scope of the board’s authority requires the unanimous agreement of the board.

  3. Deliberate the issue in a closed session and decide on a resolution by majority vote.

  4. Communicate the boards decision to the parties involved.

If the conflict involves the board or an individual board member then the conflict may be resolved by mediation. Mediation shall be conducted as follows:

  1. A mediator acceptable to all parties shall be selected. Former board members, local church elders or clergy should be considered. An individual with a connection to homeschooling is preferred, but not required.

  2. Both parties must agree to accept the decision of the mediator for this process to proceed.

  3. The mediator shall hear the concerns from a representative of both sides of the issue. This may be written or in person.

  4. The mediator will decide on a resolution and communicate their decision to all involved parties.