Kenneth Cloke is considered an international authority in the field. He is Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution. He is former President and co-founder of Mediators Beyond Borders International. He 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 preventative 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, leadership 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 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.