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 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
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.