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Planning is underway for the 2018 Spring Training!
The OMA Education Commitee is excited to announce that Mary Dumas will be presenting Toolz for Tough Conversations, a conflict de-escalation and civil discourse training program that prepares individuals, organizations, and communities for cross-sector discussions, deliberations, and decision-making. Final dates and details are being confirmed. Workshops will be held in June in Portland, Eugene, Medford, and Bend. Stay tuned for more information! Click here to visit the training webpage and get updates.
Toolz for Tough Conversations is a conflict de-escalation and civil discourse training program that prepares individuals, organizations, and communities for cross-sector discussions, deliberations, and decision-making.
"Civility in our democracy is not about squelching assertiveness, protest, civil disobedience or rigorous discussion of the issues. Civil discourse and deliberation is a set of attitudes, behaviors, and skills that support thoughtful, fact- and values-based discussions when community residents and public officials come together. Inclusive engagement strategies assure that leaders and those who will be impacted by decisions are engaged in constructive and functional ways to move forward on strategies for the future. " - Excerpt from Toolz curriculum
The Toolz program is the result of five years of piloting and refinement based on peer review from professional organizations and feedback from clients. Dumas & Associates, Inc has trained over 500 individuals in Washington State and California in the Toolz for Tough Conversations' key concepts and practical skills for interpersonal conversations, small group discussions, and public forums.
Dumas & Associates, Inc and the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD), 25-year leader in international peacebuilding, have established a partnership to provide conflict resolution professionals and academics a civil discourse program that empowers them with an inclusive community engagement framework and the conflict de-escalation and communication skills to apply it in U.S. communities.
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Save the Date
The 2018 Conference date has been moved to the second weekend in November, Friday 11/9 to Saturday 11/10 at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon.
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