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.
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
2018 is coming up, and there are lots of ways that you can get involved to help make 2018 a great year for OMA!
The Standards and Practices Committee is recruiting OMA members who are interested in the improvement and education of mediator ethics and standards and practices. The main charges of the Standards and Practices Committee include reviewing and maintaining currency of the OMA Core Standards of Mediation Practice, the Ask OMA’r column, the OMA Mediator Complaint Process, presentations at the OMA annual conference, and engaging in statewide conversations such as mediator certification and proposed legislation.
While the time commitment is not significant, a strong candidate is a person who is motivated to improve the practice of mediation. We are seeking individuals from various practice areas who are committed to jumping into the committee’s work alongside experienced committee members. The primary task of 2018 is a review and update of the OMA Core Standards. The committee holds monthly telephonic meetings and the monthly time commitment is approximately 5 hours.
If you are interested in the advancement and education of mediator ethics and standards and practices or would like to know more about the committee’s work, please contact Lisa Amato, the committee convener at email@example.com.
Looking for other ways to get involved? Check out the volunteer opportunities page.
Happy 2017! With the “100-Days” timeline looming for others, we thought we should take this opportunity to let you know what’s up with OMA. This begins the start of regular missives we plan to send this year to keep us connected to you. We hope you will connect with us in return. [Read more…]