The performance of dispute resolution program personnel and practitioners is a critical driver of how a dispute resolution system functions. To ensure high quality and consistent services, attention is given to the qualifications and selection of personnel and practitioners, standards of practice (including cultural competency), and the training and support provided in alignment with those standards.
Requirements (e.g., relevant experience, education, and training) for dispute resolution program personnel and practitioners are defined and used during the recruiting and selection process.
There are clearly articulated expectations of practice for personnel and each type of practitioner.
Dispute resolution program personnel and practitioners respect cultural and linguistic diversity and engage in ongoing training.
Leadership monitors adherence to standards of practice and provides ongoing support to personnel and practitioners to ensure practices align with expectations.
Personnel and practitioners are provided initial training and continuing professional development opportunities in alignment with articulated standards of practice.