About the Center for Dispute Resolution
The Center for Dispute Resolution (CDR) is an organization located in the Department of Communication at Missouri State University. The CDR provides services that give individuals, organizations, and communities the tools they need to productively manage conflicts. The CDR accomplishes this goal in several ways:
- by administering academic programs in conflict management;
by supporting outreach efforts and community programs;
by offering training, workshop, and facilitation services;
and by conducting research and supporting program development.
The mission, goals, and activities of the CDR are directly related to the public affairs mission of Missouri State University, in particular the goal of community engagement, which states that, “Students will recognize the importance of contributing their knowledge and experiences to their own community and the broader society.”
By providing training and education, supporting high-impact community programs and outreach services, and advancing the field of conflict management, the CDR actively promotes and embodies the University’s public affairs mission while providing valuable services to this region and beyond.