Welcome to the Dispute Settlement Center

We are a non-profit mediation center based in Carrboro, North Carolina. Our mission is to promote and bring about the peaceful settlement of disputes and to prevent the escalation of conflict through mediation, conciliation, facilitation, and training.

Have an interpersonal or group dispute? Tell us about it.

Read our 2015 Annual Report.

Upcoming Trainings

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Participants will explore the nature of conflict in various settings and recognize the value of good communication skills in applying different approaches to conflict. When: Thursday, October 6 2016,  9:00am-4:00pm. Where: OWAS...read more »

Meeting Facilitation Skills

One-day meeting facilitation skills workshop in Carrboro on Friday,October 21, 2016 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  The cost will be $195.00. People active in all kinds of organizations need to know how to conduct and participate ...read more »

Introduction to Mediation Skills

Mediation skills can be applied within a wide variety of situations: an employee dispute, a community controversy or a quarrel between family members.  The mediator acts as an impartial third party to facilitate communication between the...read more »

Here's what people are saying about the Dispute Settlement Center

"I can't thank you guys enough. You were terrific, during a really hard time. Thank you."

"The openness and friendliness of all at the Center made this a valuable experience."