An Evening with Kenneth Cloke

 The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Conflict Resolution  

Kenneth Cloke is a pioneer in the field of mediation, and a world-recognized dialogue facilitator, conflict resolution systems designer, teacher, author, and public speaker.
He will explore a new vision for conflict resolution that analyzes the use of language in conflict, the narrative structure of conflict stories, and how the brain responds to conflict. He will look at social, political, and environmental conflicts and discuss how to conduct dialogues over difficult, dangerous, and controversial issues. Don't miss this engaging talk.
February 26, 2020 | 7:00pm
Beus Center for Law and Society
Room 544 
111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 

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Kenneth Cloke is Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, coach, consultant and trainer, specializing in communication, negotiation, and resolving complex multi-party disputes, including marital, divorce, family, community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment, discrimination, and public policy disputes; and designing preventative conflict resolution systems.
His facilitation, coaching, consulting, and training practice includes work with leaders of public, private and non-profit organizations on effective communications, dialogue, collaborative negotiation, relationship and team building, conflict resolution, leadership development, strategic planning, designing systems, and organizational change.
He is an internationally recognized speaker and author of:
  • Mediation: Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness
  • Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution
  • The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution
  • Conflict Revolution (1s and-2nd Editions)
  • The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems Design
  • Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy
  • Words of Wisdom
  • Thank God It’s Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work
  • Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict
  • The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy
  • The Art of Waking People Up: Cultivating Awareness and Authenticity at Work
  • Resolving Conflicts At Work: Ten Strategies For Everyone On The Job (1st-3rd Editions).
His university teaching includes mediation, law, history, political science, conflict studies, urban studies, and other topics at several colleges and universities. He is or has recently been an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law; Southern Methodist University; USC, Global Negotiation Insight Institute at Harvard Law School and Omega Institute; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Cape Cod Institute; University of Amsterdam ADR Institute; Saybrook University; Massey University (New Zealand). He has done conflict resolution work in Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, England, Georgia, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USSR, and Zimbabwe. He is founder and first President of Mediators Beyond Borders.

He served as an Administrative Law Judge for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board, a Factfinder for the Public Employment Relations Board, and a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Los Angeles. He has been an Arbitrator and Mediator for over forty years in labor management disputes, and is a member of a number of arbitration panels.
He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley; J.D. from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Law School; Ph.D. from U.C.L.A.; LLM from U.C.L.A. Law School; and did post-doctoral work at Yale University School of Law. He is a graduate of the National Judicial College and has taken graduate level courses in a variety of subjects.
Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
111 E. Taylor St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 
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