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2018 Conference RFP Now Open
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. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the conference website or email the presenter coordinator, John Inglish.
Register Now for the 2018 Spring Training
Toolz for Tough Conversations: A workshop on conflict de-escalation and civil discourse
Continuing Education Credits: This program has been submitted and is pending approval for MCLE, HRCI and NASW.
Register for the Portland Metro area training here.
*There will be additional trainings offered in Eugene, Medford, and Bend. Check out the event page for other registration options.
*There is a limited amount of Financial Aid available. If you are interested in Financial Aid, please email OMA@ORMediation.org by 5/7/2018.
A Special Request from an OMA Member
Dear OMA friends and colleagues,
As some of you already know, I was diagnosed on February 1st with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Since then, I have been receiving treatment at OHSU.
The only cure for AML is a stem cell (bone marrow) transplant. Depending on the course of the treatment and its effectiveness, I may be eligible for a transplant, IF a matching donor is found. None of my five siblings is a match to be a donor for me. I have one marker that seems to be rare and I wonder if it comes from my mother’s Chickasaw blood line.
If you are between 18 and 45, or have children, nieces and nephews, friends, co-workers who are, please consider registering to be a donor at BeTheMatch.org.
Even if you end up not being a match for me you could benefit someone else. During the course of my recent education about blood cancer, I have learned that there are many in need of transplants for whom there is no matching donor on the international bone marrow donor registry, especially people whose heritage is rooted in Africa, Asia, Latin America and in the First Nations of North America.
Thank you. I appreciate your considering this request.
Name the Newsletter
We Need Your Help!
There's still time for you to help OMA decide the new name of the OMA Newsletter! We've already recieved some really great submissions. Please submit your creative name ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6/30/2018. The OMA board will select the top four name submissions and all OMA members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite name out of the four.
Save the Date
The 2018 Conference will be 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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New Additions to the Training Calendar:
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