The largest conflict management and resolution consultancy in the world.
Through our dispute resolution and skills services and innovation we are:
Specialist: Our work is dedicated to preventing, managing and resolving conflict.
Practitioners: We actively assist clients to find real world solutions.
Experienced: We have led the field of conflict management and resolution for 25 years.
Thought Leaders: Giving guidance and innovation to the business and legal worlds.
The cost of poorly managed disputes is estimated at $1.65 trillion per year for organisations: help should be sought for effective resolution.
"We found the team to be quick in grasping the facts, persistent in finding a settlement and your neutral helped us find a solution acceptable to all."
We naturally avoid conflict when we should be dealing with it: a third of managers would rather parachute out of a plane than have a difficult conversation.
We are working with thousands of people and organisations each year to manage conflict more effectively.
"Working with CEDR has been an excellent experience. Their approach to conflict management is useful in all levels of our hierarchy."
Negotiation and Leadership Academy
Capacity and Skills in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business loses £9 million every hour through poor communication and bad commercial relationships: we need to be better at negotiating.
Our Negotiation and Leadership Academy offers a range of innovative skills programmes including the first reflective-based practice course in the world.
"Increases self-awareness and makes you reassess the impact that your particular style of negotiating might have on other people."
Responding to the need for alternative dispute resolution in different jurisdictions, we have been a prime mover in its development since 1989.
CEDR has trained 9000 people in Mediator Skills in 50 countries, with the most widely recognised mediator accreditation. Many as part of a wider programme to develop and grow ADR.
"The most rewarding and challenging programme I have seen".
The CEDR Foundation is a not-for-profit body, at the centre of CEDR's work, which undertakes innovative research into understanding conflict in all forms and methods of resolving it. The CEDR Foundation's activities complement CEDR's Services arm and seek to bring about public benefit by addressing four main areas:
What you need to know about CEDR:
- Launched in 1990 with the support of The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and leading law firms, business and public sector.
- Over 20 years unrivalled experience in dispute resolution, conflict management, training and civil justice systems.
- We are independent and neutral.
- Committed to cutting the cost of conflict and creating a world of choice in conflict prevention and resolution.
- We are supported by members including multinational organisations, international law firms and professional and governmental bodies.
- We have been instrumental in bringing mediation into business practice and into the judicial system in England and Wales, and in creating a professional approach in commercial mediation in the UK and internationally.
What you need to know about our services:
- CEDR is the leading independent commercial ADR provider in Europe and one of the largest and leading ADR organisations internationally.
- We are an impartial and credible third party used to facilitate negotiations in complex and sensitive multi-party conflict and dialogue.
- We are the premier trainer of mediators worldwide offering internationally recognised accreditation.
- We equip business people and professionals with the practical skills needed to apply proactive and positive approaches to conflict management throughout their work.
- We provide consultancy services to business, law firms and public sector organisations to develop their conflict management capabilities.
- Leading companies, governments and public-sector organisations use our expertise to devise schemes and procedures to manage all kinds of conflict, within the organisation or externally, with customers, partners and other stakeholders.
- We work with governments on court-based initiatives in the UK and world-wide.