Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Office

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Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Office
CMDR resolves conflict, repairs workplace relationships, and improves communication so that employees can thrive personally and professionally.


Most CMDR appointments are held virtually on Zoom. If you require an in-person appointment or need private space with a computer to have your Zoom appointment, please let us know at the time of scheduling. 

How we can help

  • Current staff have access to both formal and informal options. All other university members may request informal options.
  • Mediate departmental, workplace, and academic issues. Mediation is an informal, private, and voluntary process with outcomes and agreements created by the parties with the help of a neutral facilitator.
  • Listen impartially to concerns and help repair relationships.
  • Navigate bureaucratic systems and policies.
  • Specifically for non-managers: Resolve performance appraisal and corrective action disagreements.
  • Specifically for managers: Design clear performance plans and collaborative intervention prior to discipline.