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.
Join OMA’s Workplace Mediation Special Interest Group for its 2018 kickoff event. It’ll be an exciting and interactive focus on sharing and discussing cases with which you, the participants, have been grappling. You can bring a case with some interesting challenge. You can showcase it and tap into the group’s expertise. We look forward to spirited discussions, brilliant ideas, and wonderful networking.
Date: Wednesday, Jan 31st, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: PCC Downtown Center
722 SW 2nd Avenue
Lobby Rose Room
Pat Lau, WMIG Chair, 503-613-7007, email@example.com
Chris Sheesley, WMIG Vice-Chair, 503-723-9982, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2017 Conference may be over, but you can fine electronic copies of workshop materials, as well as on-line conference and session evaluations here.
If you applied for continuing education, we are in the process of compiling rosters for the OS Bar, NASW, and HRCI. If you didn’t get a certificate that you need, email jamie@ORmediation.org and we’ll make one up and e-mail or mail it to you!
Looking for something specific? Drop us a line at OMA@ORmediation.org, and we’ll see what we can do!