NEW RESOURCES

Spectrum of Collaborative Processes

The "Spectrum" displayed here was created by the Collaborative and Facilitative Processes Committee, established by the Interagency ADR Working Group to meet the growing needs of federal agencies that are exploring and implementing new collaborative dispute prevention and resolution processes. This chart identifies a wide variety of collaborative techniques that agencies are using, or considering, to address a range of issues, internal and external, regulatory and non-regulatory. In the chart, each column corresponds to a general approach or desired result. The rows identify agency objectives, sample processes and available ADR tools, and the role of the neutral.

FEDERAL ADR PROGRAMS AND CONTACTS

President Clinton issued a 1998 order requiring that each federal agency develop a policy to promote greater use of ADR in administrative disputes. The Interagency Working Group was established as a resource for developing ADR programs and sharing information to support the use of ADR.

The ADR policies and programs of many of the federal agencies are listed here. We provide an index of federal agencies with links to learn more about each agency's ADR programs and policies.

UPCOMING ADR SEMINARS

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Noon – 1:30pm EDT
Verbal Atemi - A Technique for Creative Disruption

ATEMI is a concept contained within the Japanese martial art of Aikido. An Atemi is a strike used to unbalance or disrupt a pattern of intent. This workshop will explore the concept of verbal Atemi through stories taken from the conflict resolution text, Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree: 61 Stories of Creative & Compassionate Ways out of Conflict by Mark Andreas. Join Aikido black belt and seasoned conflict resolver Stephen Kotev to learn how to apply verbal Atemi successfully to high-conflict situations in order to creatively disrupt and redirect a dangerous, unhelpful, or counterproductive pattern.

Speakers:
Stephen Kotev, Conflict Resolution Consultant and Coach

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What is the Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Working Group?

We are the central forum and resource for information about the federal government's use of ADR. We advance the use of ADR through:

  • Coordination of multi-agency initiatives
  • Promotion of best practices and programs
  • Dissemination of policy and guidance

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Agency leadership has promoted ADR in achieving agency missions.

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Contact


By Mail:

Office of Dispute Resolution
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 4529
Washington, DC 20530-0001


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ADRWeb@usdoj.gov