Alternative Dispute Resolution

“The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue.” - Dalai Lama

Even with the best intentions, people may find they have trouble dealing satisfactorily with interpersonal conflict at work. Over time, unresolved conflict can negatively affect working relationships and the work environment.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services help you find constructive ways to deal with conflict in order to maintain a positive, healthy work culture (example: encouraging dialogue between concerned parties before starting a grievance process).

You should use this service

  • before filing a grievance
  • when facing a proposed disciplinary and/or performance-based action
  • during a disciplinary and/or performance-based action appeal

Employees and managers are expected to participate in ADR in good faith.


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If you would like to speak confidentially with a professional about your concern or to find out more information about ADR services, you may call 434.924.4758 or request a consultation.