Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution
The Office for Collaboration and Dispute Resolution (OCDR) uses collaborative processes and the science of human relations to help government and stakeholders improve relationships, build trust, and develop wise and durable solutions to seemingly intractable issues.
Difficult public policy issues are complex and the public does and should have differing ideas about how to solve them. The trouble arises when we lose the belief that we have shared values and lose the trust and relationships necessary to bridge these divides. Conflict itself isn’t a problem but dealing with conflict effectively is key to a healthy democracy.