The Oregon Mediation Association presents its 2011 Spring Training
Building Bridges, Managing Conflict:
What We Can Learn from Neuroscience
Friday, June 17th, 2011
Westminster Presbyterian Church
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This cutting-edge workshop draws on expertise from the fields of neurobiology, mediation, law, communication and social work to help you look at conflict and conflict management through the lens of neuroscience. The human brain is continuously in action, sending both conscious and subconscious physical, chemical and emotional cues for behavior. It is also remarkably flexible with an amazing ability to grow, learn new patterns, and shift from fear and anger to creativity and resolution.
Explore these questions and learn how to integrate practical tools into your daily work, increasing your ability to help others shift from “stuck” to engaged.
Who Should Attend
Presenters: Lydia Byhardt Bollinger, MSW, LCSW & Erin Ruff, J.D.
Lydia Byhardt Bollinger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with certificates in both Marriage & Family Therapy and Trauma Counseling, and has extensive training in child development, grief and loss, and interpersonal neurobiology. She has trained many groups including parents, teachers, public employees, and supervisors to incorporate neuroscience into their professional and personal lives.
Erin Ruff is a conflict resolution specialist, mediator, trainer, and public policy advocate. She worked with the Oregon courts for 12 years, serving as the Oregon Judicial Department’s primary conflict resolution expert. Erin previously served as Co-chair of OMA’s Standards & Practices Committee and was the inaugural recipient of OMA’s Bryan S. Johnston Award of Excellence.
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The energy and excitement of this training doesn’t need to end Friday afternoon! Join us the following evening, Saturday, June 18th for OMA’s 25th Anniversary Gala celebration!