29th Annual Fall Conference
Resolving to Learn:
How Conflict Informs Our Way Forward
Featuring Keynote Speaker
Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D.
November 6 & 7, 2015
Ambridge Event Center ~ Portland, Oregon
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Workshop Proposals Due July 31, 2015
Submit Online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015omarfp
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This year’s conference will feature both a keynote speaker and a panel of prominent community leaders in such roles as policing, public policy, TV news, youth centers, and city government, the panel to be moderated by our keynote speaker who will be taking questions from the audience.
Join our nationally recognized keynote Speaker, Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - City University of New York, and Director of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center, a university-wide center focusing on dispute resolution research and innovative program development.
Resolving conflict can be a first step towards positive change. Whether the incident is a neighborhood issue, a community or national crisis, when we resolve conflict it doesn't end there. What is the underlying issue and how do we apply the lessons learned after the conflict is resolved? What needs changing to create a way for those in conflict to see a way forward?
Join the conversation at the 2015 OMA Conference to help answer some of these questions to help communities and practitioners move forward towards positive and sustainable change.
Audience: The OMA Fall Conference is attended by mediators, lawyers, social workers, facilitators, educators, human resource professionals, counselors, students, and others interested in learning how to resolve conflict. Between ten and fifty participants typically attend each workshop.
Materials: Workshop Leaders are required to provide OMA an electronic copy of any materials to be included in the conference electronic handbook by September 25, 2015.
Conference Rate for Presenters: The Workshop Leader will receive free registration for both days of the conference.
Workshop Guidelines: Workshops should be weighted more toward interaction than lecturing, with emphasis on role-playing, skill building and interactive learning. Workshops are either 90 or 180 minutes in length. Workshops may have more than one presenter.
Audio-Visual (AV) Equipment: Workshop rooms will include an LCD projector, screen, easel with flipchart paper, set of markers, roll of blue adhesive tape, Wi-Fi access and larger rooms will have a PA system. Presenters provide their own laptop, presentation software and VGA cable to connect to the LCD projector.
Next Steps: Proposals are due by July 31, 2015. Proposals will be submitted via an online survey at . You will be notified in writing of your proposal’s status by Monday, August 17, 2015.
Email the Conference Workshop Coordinator: Chris Sheesley at [email protected]
Request for Proposals
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