The Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System helps parents and schools work together to resolve disputes about special education.
We do not provide legal advice or advocacy for either parents or districts, and we do not mediate 504 plan disputes.

Sue Bronson, Milwaukee, WI

Sue Bronson

Name: Sue Bronson

Location: Milwaukee, WI.

Website Address: www.mediate.com/bronson

Education: M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Iowa State University; B.A., Iowa State University

Current Positions:

  • Mediator, Trainer, and Psychotherapist at New Prospects in Milwaukee WI for over 20 years
  • Volunteer at Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc. ABLE, Inc. (formerly named Volunteer Service for the Visually Handicapped)
  • Consultant for group facilitators in the disability community.

Past Positions:

  • Adjunct Professor of Group Dynamics and Group Facilitation:
  • Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, 2001-Present
  • University of WI-Milwaukee, School of Social Welfare, 1996-2001

Support Group Program Coordinator, The Counseling Center of Milwaukee, where I taught group facilitation skills to hundreds of professionals and volunteers (1982- 1986 and continue as consultant for the program).

Association for Conflict Resolution, Family Section Chairperson servicing approximately 2500 members internationally, 2003-2004.

Mediation Experience:

  • Over twenty years experience mediating family and workplace disputes. Selected as a mediator for US Postal Service EEO disputes, Child Abuse and Neglect cases, and Special Education disputes.
  • Mediation trainer locally, nationally and in the Netherlands. Consultant on conflict resolution and building cooperation in the work place for organizations, businesses, university, and government agencies. Cases have encompassed sexual harassment, racial bias, gender disputes, personnel clashes, and department mergers.
  • Lead author of the Self-Assessment Tool for Mediators, sold internationally and used as a text for many college courses.

Perspective on the Mediation Process: Mediation is a voluntary process where people can resolve their important issues.  It is a facilitated discussion where you share facts, acknowledge emotions, and work through problems, resulting in better decisions and a better relationship. I show opportunities to improve the communication and support a range of choices that meets the needs of all who participate. In addition to written agreements, people have expressed that they feel more confidence, have a better understanding of each other’s perspectives, and are comfortable with their decisions.