Center for Dispute Settlement

Center for Dispute Settlement CDS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides mediation and facilitation services and training. We believe in peaceful and collaborative dispute resolution.

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Advaned Mediation Techniques training will be held May 14-16, 2015. Visit www.cdsusa.org to register! Mention this faceb...
04/21/2015
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Advaned Mediation Techniques training will be held May 14-16, 2015. Visit www.cdsusa.org to register! Mention this facebook post and receive $100.00 off the price of tuition!

The Center for Dispute Settlement provides innovative, collaborative and effective mediation and dispute resolution services and training, so that individuals and organizations can deal with...

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04/21/2015

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ONE day remaining to get the Early Bird discount - January 30!!!!Mediation for the Professional Training CourseDates: Ma...
01/29/2014

ONE day remaining to get the Early Bird discount - January 30!!!!

Mediation for the Professional Training Course

Dates: March 5-8, 2014

Schedule:
Wednesday 6:00p – 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:30a – 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30a – 8:00p
Saturday 9:30a – 3:00p

Tuition: $1095 (register before January 30); $1195 Feb 1 - Mar 2

The Foreclosure Mediation Program was established to assist homeowners and lenders in reaching a mutually agreeable reso...
12/16/2013

The Foreclosure Mediation Program was established to assist homeowners and lenders in reaching a mutually agreeable resolution to a mortgage foreclosure action through the mediation process, where CDS serves as the neutral party mediating.

Citizen complaints of police misconduct often stem from poor communication and misunderstandings between parties.
12/16/2013

Citizen complaints of police misconduct often stem from poor communication and misunderstandings between parties.

CDS facilitates voluntary peer-to-peer mediation. DC school students with conflicts work with our mediators. Those who p...
12/16/2013

CDS facilitates voluntary peer-to-peer mediation. DC school students with conflicts work with our mediators. Those who participate in this process are expected to:

o Solve the problem by being honest
o Allow the other student to present her position
o Be polite and respectful throughout the process
o Be accountable in abiding by the agreed upon solution
o Keep the details confidential

What's the first step YOU take to resolve a conflict?
12/15/2013

What's the first step YOU take to resolve a conflict?

What do YOU think causes conflict?
12/15/2013

What do YOU think causes conflict?

NEW 2014 mediation training dates announced! Linda Singer and Michael Lewis will conduct Mediation for the Professional ...
12/14/2013
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NEW 2014 mediation training dates announced!

Linda Singer and Michael Lewis will conduct Mediation for the Professional March 5-8, 2014. The Advanced Mediation Training will be held May 15-17, 2014.

Register for the Early Bird discount today!!!

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

Conflict comes in when two minds clash in their opinions over a particular matter. Many people openly evidence their con...
12/14/2013

Conflict comes in when two minds clash in their opinions over a particular matter. Many people openly evidence their conflict through various emotions and actions. CDS works to allow both parties an opportunity to resolve their differences by verbally communicating to reach an amicable agreement.

12/13/2013

Thank you to all who participated in the Mediation for the Professional training. It was another highly successful training and a pure delight to train others in the art of mediation. #mediation #mediationtraining

Dear Colleagues and Supporters,Did you miss ‘Charitable Tuesday’? So did we, and now is your chance to take advantage of...
12/12/2012
Center for Dispute Settlement: Mediation Services and Mediator Training: Washington, DC

Dear Colleagues and Supporters,

Did you miss ‘Charitable Tuesday’? So did we, and now is your chance to take advantage of a tax deductible contribution to a 501(c)(3).

CDS needs the support of our friends and colleagues to continue the important work we do. As you know, CDS designs and manages programs to provide free mediation services to the community in an effort to promote peaceful resolution of disputes, prevent the escalation to violence and teach conflict resolution skills.

The news is full of examples of contentious debates and the failures of leaders to resolve problems. CDS work promoting and teaching cooperative problem solving is more needed than ever.

As examples, recently, because of CDS mediators:

• neighbors worked out their differences on issues of noise, parking, use of property and were able to live side by side;

• a citizen came to understand the policies and procedures involved when officers must search a citizen’s home;

• two teens resolved long standing issues after one was arrested for threatening the other.

• DC residents avoided foreclosure on their homes by restructuring their mortgage loans

We come to you only once a year for your generosity. Please help us to continue our important work at a time when bringing people together is so critical.

Donations can be made on-line at (www.cdsusa.org; click on the “Donate” link) or by check. Think of this as your opportunity to avoid crowded stores by making a donation in honor of an event or person in your life. All contributions of any size are greatly appreciated, we will recognize donations of $500 or more on the CDS’ website.

To learn more about CDS please visit our website at www.cdsusa.org

Thank you for your generosity.

Linda Singer, President
Edna Povich, Vice President

“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.”

11/19/2012

New training dates announced! The next Mediation for the Professional training will be held November 13-16, 2013!

10/26/2012

Need an office to rent? CDS is now renting an office! Email [email protected] for more information!

One of the Mediation for the Professional participants - “This was one of the best training seminars I have ever attende...
09/25/2012
Mediation for the Professional

One of the Mediation for the Professional participants - “This was one of the best training seminars I have ever attended — practical, interesting, informative… This was an exceptional class and I would recommend it to anyone interested.” Register now! http://www.cdsusa.org/mediator_training/mediation_professional.html

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

Center for Dispute Settlement's cover photo
05/15/2012

Center for Dispute Settlement's cover photo

Timeline Photos
05/15/2012

Timeline Photos

05/15/2012

Advanced Mediation Techniques Training with Linda Singer and Michael Lewis begins this Thursday, May 17! We are excited to meet all of the training attendees!

Center for Dispute Settlement
02/07/2012
Center for Dispute Settlement

Center for Dispute Settlement

CDS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides mediation and facilitation services and training. We believe in peaceful and collaborative dispute resolution.

Our 2012 Mediator Training Course dates have been announced! Linda Singer and Michael Lewis will conduct Mediation for t...
06/02/2011
Center for Dispute Settlement: Mediation Services and Mediator Training: Washington, DC

Our 2012 Mediator Training Course dates have been announced! Linda Singer and Michael Lewis will conduct Mediation for the Professional October 12-15, 2011 and March 14-17, 2012. The Advanced Mediation Training will be held May 17-19, 2012. For more information, please visit www.cdsusa.org

“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.”

Mediation for the Professional Training
06/02/2011

Mediation for the Professional Training

06/02/2011

CDS is excited to have been selected as a provider for mediation services for the District of Columbia's Foreclosure Mediation Program. CDS mediators attended a two day training and we anticipate the program will begin later in June!

Address

1666 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 500
Washington D.C., DC
20009

Dupont Circle Metro

General information

The Center for Dispute Settlement provides innovative, collaborative and effective mediation and dispute resolution services and training, so that individuals and organizations can deal with conflicts constructively, strengthen their communication and improve their relationships, resulting in more functional and peaceful communities. The Center has expertise in a full range of alternative dispute resolution services, among them mediation training, facilitation, organizational development, 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.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 265-9572

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