Department of Defense Education Activity

Center for Early Dispute Resolution


Conflict is a normal and natural part of life. How we handle conflict, however, greatly affects the quality of our relationships and our ability to perform and succeed. Let CEDR help you address differences at an early stage and in a constructive manner.

If conflict is natural, why do we pay so much attention to it? Because how you respond to conflict makes all the difference.

CEDR (DoDEA's Center for Early Dispute Resolution) is a neutral, confidential resource that assists DoDEA and its employees in addressing and managing conflicts and disputes

  • Constructively
  • At the earliest possible time
  • At the lowest possible level

CEDR helps DoDEA and its employees to manage conflict in two ways:

Education &Training

CEDRCEDR provides education and training that helps employees get the skills and knowledge they need to talk productively with each other, with parents, and with anyone with whom they interact. Productive communication increases the possibility of using conflict constructively and decreases the likelihood of escalating, destructive conflict. More about education and training.

Addressing & Resolving Conflict

cedrCEDR provides confidential, impartial assistance to help address and resolve concerns and differences encountered at DoDEA. More about processes for addressing and resolving conflict.

Note 1: Mediation to address informal or formal allegations of discrimination continues to be provided by Equal Employment Opportunity Programs (EEOP).