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Introducing the people who’ll help you get back on track.
Dr. Stephan PROKSCH, MAS

Dr. Stephan PROKSCH, MAS

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Magª. Barbara WURZ

Magª. Barbara WURZ

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Dr. Nina SCHIESTL

Dr. Nina SCHIESTL

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Mag. Gerhart FÜRST

Mag. Gerhart FÜRST

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Dr. Stephan PROKSCH, MAS

Career

  • 2003 until now: Managing Partner at Trialogis
  • 2004 until 12: Spokesman and Representative of the “Experts Group Business Mediation” of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce
  • 1998 until 03: Generali Group; responsible for inhouse conflict management and mediation and inhouse consulting;
  • 1997 until 98: Siemens Nixdorf AG, Quality management

Professional Affiliation

  • Member of “ÖGGO” – Austrian Society for Group Dynamics and Organization Consulting
  • Member of “VMG” – association for court annexed mediation

Degree Level Education and Professional Development

  • 2007 PhD at the IFF / Vienna: organizational development;
  • 2001 Graduation post graduate degree in conflict management and mediation at the University of Klagenfurt
  • 1996 Business administration degree, WU, Vienna
  • 1992-1993 Exchange student business administration at the University of Illinois / USA

Publications (excerpt)

  • Proksch, Stephan: Mediation. Die Kunst der professionellen Konfliktlösung. Springer Gabler (Essentials) 2018
  • Proksch, Stephan: Conflict Management. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2016
  • Proksch, Stephan: Konfliktmanagement im Unternehmen. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Proksch, Stephan; Wurz Barbara et al: Das Ende der Eiszeit: Konfliktmanagement und Mediation in Unternehmen. WKO, 2004

Languages

German, English, French (basic knowledge)

Profession

Mediator
Trainer
Coach

Present Occupation

Managing Partner of Trialogis OG (www.trialogis.at)

Trainer and coordinator of the business mediation course of „Incite“ of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce / WKO (www.incite.at)

Professional Focus

Mediation and business mediation

Organizational development and team development

Training: conflict management and mediation, negotiation, team dynamics & organizational development;

Maga. Barbara WURZ

Professional Experience

2007 - now Managing Partner of Trialogis
2006 - 2012 Chairwoman of the Austrian Mediation Network (www.netzwerk-mediation.at)
2002 - now independent Business Consultant
1985 - 2002 worked with international companies in positions such as system developer, system analyst, project manager and idea manager

Education and Training

  • Business Information Systems und Psychology
  • Mediation Training
  • Coaching Education
  • Facilitation Training
  • Continuing Education in Systemic Constellations
  • Ongoing further Training for quality reason

Publications

Proksch, Stephan; Wurz Barbara et al:
The End of the Ice Age: Conflict Management and Mediation in Organizations; Publishing Service Ltd, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber,
ISBN: 3-903110-38-4

Personal Statement

The combination of business experience and psychological insights help me to do what I’m doing with commitment an conviction:

  • Clarifying misunderstandings in communication and developing sustainable solutions
  • Discovering and promoting strengths, potentials and skills of employees
  • Being a companion during challenging professional transitions

Profession

  • Organizational Consultant
  • Registered Mediator
  • Coach

Current Position

  • Managing Partner of Trialogis
  • Lector at university of applied science

Key Activities

  • Business Mediation
  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Training in Conflict Management & Mediation, Leadership and Team Development
  • Establishment of Conflict Management Systems in Organizations

Dr. Nina SCHIESTL

Professional experience

2009 up to now Managing Partner of Trialogis
2009 up to now independent mediator and trainer
99 - 09 Baxter AG, Vienna; responsible for international clinical studies, the last five years as Medical Director
98 - 99 Schering AG, Berlin; Clinical Project Manager
92 - 98 Nycomed Pharma AG, Linz; Project Manager
89 - 92 Internship as a physician, obtained Ius Practicandi


Education and Training

  • Ongoing trainings in mediation and conflict management
  • Education to become a Registered Mediator according to Austrian civil law)
  • Mediation training according to Nonviolent Communication
  • Education as a moderator for Systemic Consenting
  • Education as a trainer for Nonviolent Communication according to Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Trainings in project management, leadership, moderation and teambuilding
  • Medical Degree from Karl-Franzens Universität Graz

Personal statement

Overcoming conflict together is not only repair work but often leads to more authenticity and depth in or relationships

Profession

Current position

  • Managing Partner of Trialogis
  • Lector at university of applied science

Working focus

  • Business mediation
  • Organizational development
  • Team development
  • Moderation
  • Trainings in conflict management, mediation, team decision making, feedback and Nonviolent Communication

Mag. Gerhart FÜRST

Professional Experience

  • 2008 – 2014 Project Manager and Founding Chairman of VMG (Association for Mediation of Court-related Cases, Austria)
  • 2004 Registered Mediator at Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice
  • 1998 Registered Business Consultant at Chamber of Commerce
  • 1997 Further Education in Business Mediation and Public Participation
  • 2007 Re-establishment of family-owned Winery in Ptuj (Slovenia), Manager, www.conrad-fuerst.si
  • 1993 – 1995 Controller and Manager of ETS Praha (Czech Republic)
  • 1986 – 1990 Marketing Manager South East Asia, Steyr-DaimlerPuch, Vienna, responsible for PR of China and Taiwan
  • 1984 – 1986 Assistant in General Secretariat, Steyr-Daimler-Puch
  • Since 1980 Instructor in business administration, leadership and conflict resolution issues (part-time)

Education and Training

  • 1982 Business Administration Studies, degree at Vienna University for Economics and Business
  • 1995 Further Education in Coaching (Trigon)
  • 1995 Organisational Development (Trigon)
  • 1997 Mediation (ARGE für Lösungsorientiertes Konfliktmanagement, Association for solution-oriented Conflict Management)

Publications

Various Publications in Business Mediation and Public Participation published by ORAC, Falter, WEKA;
Author of „Umweltmediation“ (Enviromental Mediation) published by Manz (2004)

Languages

German, English

Profession

Business Mediator (registered at Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice), Organisational Consultant, Coach

Current Position

Managing Partner of Trialogis Organisationsberatung Mediation

Key Activities

Business Mediation
Court-related Mediation (Vienna Business Court)
Coaching with special focus on Conflict Issues
Organisational Development
Instructor in Conflict Management & Mediation

Waltraud BAUMGARTNER

Waltraud BAUMGARTNER

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Our Philosophy

We are often asked about our name Trialogis. Well, we see ourselves as the third party who can help the people involved in a conflict to develop a constructive dialogue.

The special competence we contribute is the large toolkit of methods we can offer for working towards resolution of conflicts. We not only apply these methods ourselves, we also offer training for other people so that they can use these techniques for themselves and others.

At every stage of the way, our clients retain the control over the contents and results of the processes we lead, because only they have the specific expertise in their own field of work. Trialogis designs structured processes that meet the needs of the specific situation, which are designed to enable the participants to achieve new clarity and perspectives. We support the development of constructive dialogue, in order to facilitate mutual understanding. Once clients understand each other better on both the substantive and emotional levels, they are in a position to work out their own creative solutions.

All of this has to be done taking account of the clients’ resources: their expertise, time, finances and personal capacity. Client autonomy, empathy and respect are pillars of our work. They make it possible to learn and develop. The quality of our work is underpinned by our many years of professional experience, and also by our practice of regularly taking time to confer among ourselves about our work.

History

Trialogis was registered as a consulting firm in 2007 by Gerhart Conrad Fürst, Gudrun Janach-Wolf, Stephan Proksch and Barbara Wurz after a preparation period of a year. The partners already knew each other and had worked together successfully in various constellations on different projects over the years – for example in the organizations ‘Arge Wirtschaftsmediation’ and ‘Optionenraum’. At the end of 2008, Gudrun Janach-Wolf gave up her position as managing partner and continued for a time as a member of our partnership. At the beginning of 2015, following several years of working together, Nina Schiestl took on the role of managing partner.

For the tenth anniversary of the company, we simplified the name from ‘Trialogis Organisationberatung Mediation to ‘Trialogis’, with the byline ‘Resolving Conflicts Together with a Systemic Approach’.

We pioneered business mediation in Austria

Gerhart Fürst did a lot of groundwork to establish the field of business mediation:

1997 - 1998 Founding member and head of the working group on business mediation
1998 - 2004 Founding member and founding chairman of the ‘business mediation forum’
2003 - 2005 Founding member and member of the first committee of the Austrian Mediation Network
2005  Chair of the working group to develop the ethical guidelines of the Austrian Mediation Network (with Barbara Wurz)
2008 - 2016 Founding participant and head of the mediation project at Vienna Commercial Court
2011 - 2014  Founding member and chairman of the Association for Mediation of Pending Court Cases

Barbara Wurz was a committee member of the Austrian Mediation Network for seven years, and six of them as chairwoman.

Stephan Proksch worked for mediation in the following roles:

2002 - 2004 Founding member and coordinator of the working group on mediation in companies
2004 - 2012 Initiator and then speaker of the Expert Group on Business Mediation of the UBIT Fachverband of the Chamber of Economy (Austria-wide section for business consultants, accountants and IT).
2008 - 2016 Founding participant in the mediation project at Vienna Commercial Court
2008 - 2016 Founding member and committee member of the Association for Mediation of Pending Court Cases

Highlights

...These are cases we can talk about
because the stories have already been published

In 2012, we mediated in an employment law case involving DDSG Blue Danube GmbH (the Danube passenger shipping company) with 18 parallel court actions. Five meetings were held in the space of 2 months, resulting in the out-of-court settlement of all actions.

In 2013, we mediated in an international case involving the German AWD and investors represented by the consumer protection organization ‘Verein für Konsumenteninformation’. There were a total of 2500 parties; the amount in dispute was 25 million euros. A settlement was reached within three months.

From 2011 to 2015 we assisted the Medical University of Vienna in setting up an in-house conflict management system.

Since 2008 we have been handling a growing number of disputes between partners within companies (e.g. issues around growth and separation of partners in start-up companies).

In multiple cases we have been called to mediate in large group processes. For example, Gerhart Fürst worked as one of the mediators in the mediation process from 2000 to 2003 about the third runway at Vienna airport; we also carried out a mediation between over 100 people on the topic of gender-sensitive language for the Austrian Standards Institute (ASI). You can read more about the dialogue forum moderated by Trialogis for the ASI here:  https://www.austrian-standards.at/newsroom/meldung/austrian-standards-dialogforum-im-zeichen-von-offenheit-und-respekt/