Family Table begins its Fall series!

Teens and parents have lots of conflicts. Family Table is an opportunity to learn, develop, and practice communication and conflict resolution skills in an interactive environment.  For more information about Family Table or to donate to the DSC Youth Program, click here.

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

Read our 2015 Annual Report.

Upcoming Trainings

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Marlo Goldstein Hode, PhD, LL.M. In an inclusive organization, all employees and the clients they serve feel valued and respected by peers and superiors. It is one in which standards, norms, policies, and practices allow for the more »

A Mindful Approach to Conflict

"Mindfulness" is everywhere these days!  What is it and how can we use it when dealing with conflict?  Join us as we explore how carefully watching our thoughts and feelings about a difficult situation can open more more »

Communication and Conflict Resolution--just added!

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:Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm. Where: OWASA 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 more »

Meeting Facilitation Skills

One-day meeting facilitation skills workshop in Carrboro on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  The cost will be $190. People active in all kinds of organizations need to know how to conduct and participate 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."