World Bank Awards Dispute Resolution Contract to CSR

CSR has been awarded a contract by the World Bank to assess the strengths and weaknesses of existing grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms in Ethiopia in both the formal and informal sectors and, should those mechanisms be found deficient, make recommendations for improving existing mechanisms or creating new mechanisms which comport with international best practices. Read more »

Frank Carr Conducts Three-Day “Advanced Mediation” Training for federal employees in Crystal City VA, August 16-18

Frank Carr conducted a successful three-day “Advanced Mediation” training program for federal employees on August 16-18, 2011, which concentrated on workplace issues, advanced communication and negotiations skills, working with diverse personalities, working with attorneys, and dealing with difficult people and disruptive situations. Further information about upcoming mediation courses will be posted on this site. Read more »

Partnering Facilitation:

In June, Frank Carr facilitated a pre-construction partnering workshop for the construction of a new Student Union Center at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. The participating stakeholders included Holder Construction Company, Bowie State University, the University of Maryland, and the design firms. Read more »

BRAC Partnering Facilitation:

In June, Frank Carr facilitated a partnering workshop for the construction of the Harrisburg Army Reserve Center in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. The participating stakeholders included Eagle/ACN JV, ACSIM, 99thRSC, Naval Support Activity, and the Corps of Engineers. Read more »

Bob Randolph Completes Nationwide Assessment of Grievance Redress Mechanisms, and Dispute Resolution Processes in Ethiopia.

Bob Randolph made a third trip to Ethiopia in September where he briefed the Government, the World Bank, other international development agencies and stakeholders on the results of his twelve-week Study on the adequacy of dispute resolution mechanisms in Ethiopia (courts, grievance redress mechanisms and mediation/arbitration providers). View and/or download Bob’s Report (co-authored with Buli […] Read more »

KfW retains CSR to Facilitate Meeting re Ethiopian Grievance & Adjudication Procedures

In September, the German Development Bank (KfW) retained CSR to facilitate a meeting of Ethiopian administrative law experts, academics, judges and grievance officers to address and comment on proposals for bringing Ethiopian administrative grievance and adjudication procedures into conformity with international best practices. Read more »