“Over the years the Center has developed various ways of settling disputes. All of these methods have featured the active participation of the people with conflicts in fashioning resolutions that meet their needs.”

Linda R. Singer, CDS Founder and President
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Center for Dispute Settlement

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Washington, DC 20009
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About the Center for Dispute Settlement

The Center for Dispute Settlement provides a full range of alternative dispute resolution services, among them mediation training, facilitation, and the design of systems for resolving disputes.

Since 1971, when the Center was established as a nonprofit corporation in Washington, DC, CDS has applied negotiation, mediation, and other dispute settlement skills to settings involving public and private institutions, individuals, and the community.

The Center's renowned mediation training courses are offered several times each year.

CDS' services are available through GSA FSS No. GS-22F-0001J.

More about the Center for Dispute Settlement

Founder's Statement

CDS Principals & Staff

CDS Board of Directors