The use of mediation has grown and evolved over last the thirty years. As the “founders” begin to retire and new voices emerge, what is the future of mediation from a global perspective? Ken Cloke is a well known figure in the field of conflict resolution with extensive experience nationally.
The Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution,
The Mediation Center of the Pacific, and
The Hawaii State Bar Association, ADR Section
Ken is the Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution in Santa Monica, California. Wearing the hats of mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant, and trainer, he also specializes in resolving complex multi-party conflicts including community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits, and public policy disputes. Ken also provides services in designing preventative conflict resolution systems for organizations.
Ken is also the author of numerous books and articles including the just published The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems.
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