Who we are

We are a global network of mediators, arbitrators and ADR specialists who have joined forces to share knowledge and expertise in order to advance the alternative dispute resolution profession worldwide. Our founding members met in 2011 during an LLM/MDR course at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the leading ADR institute in the United States. Though tucked away in Malibu, CA, our educational experience reached far beyond the borders of Pepperdine’s campus. With members from the US, Panama, Spain, Russia, Hong Kong, Korea and the Netherlands, we’ve been able to gain invaluable insights from around the world greatly enhancing and deepening our understanding of diverse ADR processes.

In an ever-globalizing world, conflict is increasingly part of our daily lives whether we are in dispute with our employer, government or a distant country. FACES strives to be a sounding board and source of information for our communities regarding all different kinds of conflict. 

We hope to be a think-tank discovering new frontiers, global trends and local customs in order to create a safer and healthier way of resolving disputes. FACES hopes to be a tool enhancing the way we talk to our neighbours, friends and family, the way we do business and the way we interact on a global scale so we can focus on future progress rather than past wrongs.

© Conflict Change Consulting Ltd.  2014