I would like to congratulate the National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution on their 25th anniversary of service. Founded in 1986 by Marvin E. Johnson, its mission is to promote and provide education and comprehensive approaches to dispute resolution that constructively serve the needs of our culturally diverse society. The Center offers a wide variety of dispute resolution education and professional development programs focused primarily on the practical application of ADR principles.
The Center regularly offers top-notch workshops from very talented and experienced trainers. This is the third year that I have been invited to present at the Center’s annual conference and I am honored to again have the opportunity to join with such esteemed colleagues.