As Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, Kenneth Cloke has served as a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant and trainer. Ken specializes in resolving complex multi-party conflicts which include: 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 prevPhoto of Kenneth Clokeentative conflict resolution systems for organizations.

His coaching, consulting, facilitation, and training practice includes work with leaders of public, private and non-profit organizations on effective communications, collaborative negotiation, relationship building, conflict resolution, le
adership development, strategic planning, team building, and organizational change.

His university teaching experience includes law, mediation, history, political science, conflict studies, urban studies, and other social sciences at a number of colleges and universities including Southwestern University School of Law, Antioch University, Occidental College, USC, and UCLA
. He is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Law, Strauss Institute; Harvard University School of Law, Program on Negotiation, Insight Initiative; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Cape Cod Institute and University of Amsterdam ADR Institute.

He has done international work in conflict resolution in Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, England, Georgia, India, Ireland, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Ukraine, the former USSR, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. He is President and co-founder of Mediators Beyond Borders.

He served as an Administrative Law Judge for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board, as Factfinder for the Public Employment Relations Board, and as Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Los Angeles. He has been an Arbitrator and Mediator for over twenty-seven years in labor management disputes, and is a member of a number of arbitration panels.

Kenneth Cloke's education includes a 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 in Reno, Nevada.

Conflict Revolution:
Mediating Evil, War,
Injustice and Terrorism
The Crossroads of Conflict:
A Journey Into the Heart
of Dispute Resolution
Mediating Dangerously:
The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution
Mediation: Revenge and
The Magic of Forgiveness


Resolving Conflicts at
: Eight Strategies
for Everyone on the Job
Second Edition

The Art of Waking People Up: Cultivating Awareness and Authenticity at Work
The End of Management
and the Rise of
Organizational Democracy
Resolving Personal and
Organizational Conflicts
Stories of Transformation and Forgiveness
Resolving Conflicts at Work: A Complete Guide for Everyone on the Job
Thank God It's Monday:
14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work
Center for Dispute Resolution contact information link
Mediators Without Borders link