Oregon Mediation Association
  



PO Box 40041
Portland, OR 97240
Phone: 503-872-9775
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Mediation Trainings in Oregon and SW Washington (click on training for details)

Grey Matters: Introduction to Conflict Resolution for Elders: Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR.

**Postponed**

Workplace Mediation & Intercultural Conflict Resolution Training: Clackamas County Resolution Services, Oregon City, OR. 

Part 1: April 6, 7, 2015

Part 2: April 13, 14, 15, 2015

Basic Mediation Training: Community Mediation Service for Polk County, Dallas, OR. 

April 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 2015

American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Conference: Seattle, WA.

April 15, 16, 17, 18, 2015

Restorative Justice (Victim/Offender) Mediation Training: Center for Dialogue and Resolution, Eugene, OR.

April 25, 26, 2015

Secrets of a Satisfying Family Practice: OACP 5th Annual Conference: Portland, OR. 

May 1, 2, 2015

Professional Mediation & Conflict Management Training: Community Medation Services of Clark County, Vancouver, WA. 

Part 1: May 1, 8, 2015

Part 2: May 15, 22, 23, 2015

Probate Mediation Training: Beaverton DRC & Clackamas County RS, Oregon City, OR. 

May 14, 15, 2015

20-Hour Child Welfare Adoption Mediation Training: Portland, OR.

June 4, 5, 6, 2015

The Oregon Mediation Association is a nonprofit organization of members committed to the development, support and advocacy of mediation in the State of Oregon.


 
 
Save the Date!
 
  
2015 SPRING TRAINING
 
   
Featuring Sharon Ellison
 
 
 
 
Sharon Strand Ellison, the author of Taking the War Out of Our Words, is a pioneer in the field of eliminating defensiveness. An international communication consultant and award-winning speaker, Sharon is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication
 
She has been a Scholar in Residence at Saint John's University and was a nominee for the Leadership for a Changing World Award, sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Advocacy Institute. She and her daughter, Ami Atkinson, produced the audiobook, Taking Power Struggle Out of Parenting, winner of a Benjamin Franklin Award.

 
 
 
 
 
Training Dates & Locations
 
hosted by Mediation Works
 
hosted by the Center for Dialogue and Resolution
 
Portland: Friday, May 15th, 2015
hosted by the Oregon Mediation Association
 
hosted by Central Oregon Mediation
 


 
Who Should Attend?

 

This training is for mediators, attorneys, social workers, human resource professionals, arbitrators, therapists, school personnel, counselors, managers, and others who work with people, or want to learn how to manage and resolve conflicts.


Past Attendees at Sharon's Workshops Have Said:

"As a mediator and trainer of mediators, I consider Sharon Ellison's Powerful Non-Defensive Communication to be the ultimate language of conflict management. On a practical level, fluency in PNDC provides me with a variety of useful tools for mediation. In a large sense, PNDC provides a model of communication in which people with differences seek to understand one another in their full complexity, rather than engage in a simplistic power struggle. I highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to facilitate mediations that are not only successful, but actually transformative."

 

"It is definitely a new way of communicating...It makes people more accountable...I can start applying this information right away and it will be helpful in all aspects of my professional and personal life."


 "My professional life has changed dramatically since the day I heard Sharon Ellison's theory of Powerful Non-defensive Communication at the Connecticut Regional Mediation Conference. Non-defensive communication skills have enhanced my effectiveness as a lawyer, mediator, and as a law professor who teaches counseling and negotiation to law students."

 

 

"Absolutely fascinating! Outstanding! Sharon took us to a totally new level of effectiveness in how we deal with conflicts at work and at home."

 

"The first thing that comes across when Sharon Ellison explains her truly revolutionary idea of shifting our mode of communication to a non-defensive style is her passion for the subject. it's a full-blown technique for highly leveraging our effectiveness in communicating with others... As a 40+ year veteran of the conflict-ridden field of community planning, I only wish I had learned Sharon's methods 40 years ago" 


 
"Sharon Ellison is a remarkable teacher in the field of communications. Her innovative approach has given teachers and school based therapists powerful tools to communicate more effectively with parents, school administrators, students, and fellow colleagues. The effectiveness of her PNDC process has been readily apparent and utilized immediately by a majority of our therapists."


 

Details regarding registration, fees, times, and locations will follow soon! 

 


 

 

 

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Fred Meyer generously donates $2.6 million to non-profits like us each year - that's up to $625,000 each quarter. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer!


 Are you a Fred Meyer customer?

 

You are now able to link your Rewards Card to the Oregon Mediation Association by following the link below. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy's, you will be helping us earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store (and start earning gas points as well!). 

 

 

 

You can link your Rewards Card online by clicking the above link. This will take you to Fred Meyer's Community Rewards Page. You will be asked to log into your online account or create an online account. At that point you will be able to search for the Oregon Mediation Association, or type in our organization number:

 

87303 


 

This is an ongoing program and you may enroll at any time. Click Here to read the Community Rewards Program's FAQs.

 

 

Please join us in this wonderful opportunity to support OMA, while shopping for groceries! 
 
 
 

  
 
 

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