Our Panel

Whether you are
 
  • Looking for an arbitrator / mediator;
  • Wanting more information on our arbitrators / mediators;
  • Considering training as an arbitrator / mediator; or
  • Wanting to join or become an NCDS certified arbitrator / mediator
 
you've come to the right place!

NCDS has been recognized, for over forty years, as a leading training organization in the dispute resolution field. Founded in cooperation with the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, NCDS pioneered the use of arbitration, mediation, and negotiation procedures to resolve industry, community, and public sector disputes. We also helped train public sector unions, employers, employees, and neutrals in arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.
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NCDS Certified

Our certified panel members pool development and maintenance includes:

  • Extensive recruitment, screening and selection;
  • In-person classroom training and certification ( provisional and permanent status )
  • Commitment to Ethics and Diversity training
  • Ongoing procedural evaluation and assistance (monthly informational and training bulletins are sent to all panel members addressing areas of importance)
  • Continuing education and professional development in the form of mandatory in-person refresher and online training courses
  • Independent monitoring, evaluation, and performance reviews.

 

Training Program

Our Training and Certification Programs help you:

 

STAY INFORMED

on critical issues through its training classes, ADR panels, on-line classes and newsletters.

 

ACHIEVE CREDIBILITY

in the ADR marketplace. Our ADR qualifications and certification program is among the most widely sought after in the country. Our certified arbitrators / mediators are committed to consistency of approach and performance excellence.

 

BE CONNECTED

to other arbitrators / mediators from across the country and in your own community who are active in helping to maintain NCDS’ high standards.

 

MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM

in arbitration and mediation. Our members are pushing to advance the field toward clearer and higher standards of ethics and accountability, toward better training and education, and toward improved responsiveness and evaluation.

 

OPEN YOURSELF FOR REFFERALS

in the ADR field by choosing to join the NCDS ranks.

 

QUALIFY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

to a variety of trainings offered periodically and sponsored by NCDS.

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Data taken from the ©2011 Paladin Associates Inc. Arbitrator Industry Survey.