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
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 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.