The fall conference is a time to recognize individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary service to the field of mediation and to OMA. Do you know a mediator or organization that you’d like to see recognized? Nominations are now open for the Sid Lezak Award of Excellence, the Bryan Johnston Award of Excellence, and the Shannon Stewart Award of Excellence.
Interested in presenting a workshop at the 2018 Fall Conference? The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals. This year’s conference, Navigating Conflict, seeks to take a broad view of mediation and conflict resolution, with similarly- themed workshops grouped into tracks. Whether your expertise is in community mediation, HR, peacebuilding, family, or many other topics, we want to hear from you. In addition to full workshops, this year we are planning on hosting a thesis panel for students. Students who are interested in presenting work should email the presentation coordinator directly.
The form to submit a proposal can be found here. Questions? Contact the OMA office at OMA@ORmediation.org.
For full consideration, proposals are due by July 31st, 2018.
OMA is proud to present the 2018 Spring Training: Toolz for Tough Conversations with Mary Dumas, a conflict de-escalation and constructive confrontation program.
June 1, 2018 | Beaverton CDRC
At the Fall Conference last year we received a lot of input from members and community partners of the need for more skills for helping with conversation that cross difficult boundaries. Mary has been working as a public policy mediator and has focused on trauma-based conflict and widely is widely respected throughout the nation for her expertise in public conversations. The Toolz program works to help individuals and organizations to work through difficult conversations of all topics and sizes, including tools for de-escalation and civil discourse.
Continuing Education Credits: This program is pending approval from the Oregon State Bar, the National Association of Social Workers, and the HR Certification Institute for review.
Check out the event page for more information and to register for the Portland area/Beaverton training.
The training is presented in partnership with the Resolve Center for Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice (Medford), Center for Dialogue and Resolution (Eugene), and Community Solutions of Central Oregon (Bend). For more information or to register for at one of those locations, visit the appropriate center.
Check out the new Spring Newsletter! It includes news, upcoming events, and articles by fellow OMA members. Didn’t get a copy in your inbox? Read or download it here (pdf).
Plus, a special thanks to the volunteers and contributors who helped make the newsletter happen, including the OMA Communications Committee, Sam Imperati, OMA’R, and Laurel Singer. Want to get involved with the Communications Committee or have something that you’d like to see in the Fall Newsletter? (Yes, planning is already under way!) Contact us at OMA@ORMediation.org.
The OMA community lost a much valued and loved member, Cynthia Moore, this January. Join us for a memorial gathering in celebration of her life. There will be potluck style snacks, a photo slideshow, and lots of opportunities to share memories. We hope this will be a special time to honor our friend Cynthia’s life, and her years of support for OMA and the mediation community.
When: Sunday, April 15th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Taborspace Dining Room
5441 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97215
You can read more about Cynthia and her amazing life here.
Questions? Contact us at OMA@ORMediation.com