If you have been delaying registering for the OMA Fall Conference, the time is now! Early bird registration ends on October 12th.
Get a sneak-peak at this year’s workshops! This year, the presentation team arranged workshops into six “tracks” that share a common theme to help participants find the most useful presentations. Pick a track to go in-depth on a topic, or sample from multiples to get a broad view of the field of mediation.
Conflict in the Workplace: This track focuses on theory and strategies for engaging with conflict in the workplace. Topics include managing conflict in teams, building resilience into business structure, and creative processing, among others.
Multi-Party, Public Policy & Peacemaking: This track focuses on mediating, facilitating, and peacemaking with larger groups in a variety of contexts. Topics include environmental disputes, family service conflicts, and restorative justice processes.
Diversity & Inclusion: This track focuses on strategies for including marginalized groups by addressing power imbalance, bias, and cultural difference.
Practice Theory & Skills: This track provides theory and skills for mediation practice. Topics include the neural basis of conflict, intake processes, shuttle diplomacy, outward mindset, and mentoring from the masters
Self-Care & Professional Development: This track includes a combination of workshops focused on self-care with other professional development topics. Topics include mindfulness and meditation as mediation tools, service animals and conflict, and a research panel where rising conflict resolution scholars and practitioners will share their research projects in a “3-Minute Thesis” format, followed by a guided discussion.
The Business of Mediation: This track focuses on theory, tools, and tips for building and enhancing a mediation practice. Topics include branding and marketing, mentoring, and mediator certification. This track provides theory and skills for mediation practice. Topics include the neural basis of conflict, intake processes, shuttle diplomacy, outward mindset, and mentoring from the masters.
The Fall Newsletter is coming to member mailboxes in October, and we need a name!
You can help us choose a name by voting below. All votes must be received by August 31st.
Would you like to contribute an article to the newsletter? We are accepting content at OMA@ORmediation.org. Content Deadline is September 1st.
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.
OMA is looking forward to a busy and productive 2018! The Board has several new, talented members, and OMA Committees are busy planning the Conference and Spring Training, putting together the revived Newsletter, dreaming up new member opportunities, working to promote mediation in Oregon, and more. Want to get involved? Check out the Volunteer Opportunities page.