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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

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Beaverton DRC


Pre-registration is required. Space is limited

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.  Toolz works on the idea “that civility in our democracy, community, and workplaces is not about squelching assertiveness, protest, civil disobedience, or rigorous discussion of the issues.” Instead, the program teaches people how to use conflict de-escalation, diplomacy, and civil discourse to address challenges--whether they are at home, work, or in the community at large.

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.
Anita Engiles


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 oma@ormediation.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.



May OMA Calendar 

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New Additions to the Training Calendar:

  • 40-Hr Basic Mediation Training in Eugene, OR, May 31-June 4
  • Annual OACP Annual Conference and Training, Portland, OR,  May 10 - 11
  • ESPERE Facilitator Training, Portland, OR, May 30-June 1, Register by May 9

Oregon Mediation Association
PO Box 40041
Portland, OR 97240


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