The Fall Conference is a time to recognize individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary service to the field of mediation and to OMA. Do you know a mediator or organization that you’d like to see recognized? Nominations are now open for the Sid Lezak Award of Excellence, the Bryan Johnston Award of Excellence, and the Shannon Stewart Award of Excellence.
Are you 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. In addition to full workshops, this year we are planning on hosting a thesis panel for students. Students who are interested in presenting work should email the presentation coordinator directly.
Questions? Contact the OMA office at OMA@ORmediation.org.
The primary submission period is now closed. If you have an workshop you would like to be considered, please contact the presenter coordinator, John Inglish (email@example.com) directly.
Save the Date!
The 2018 Conference will be held on the 2nd week of November, the 9th and 10th, at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, OR.
The Conference Committee and Board decided to move the conference from its traditional 1st week of November due to scheduling conflicts with a home football game that, it was decided, would have significantly increased travel and lodging difficulties.
Planning is underway for the conference. Check out the Conference Page and stay tuned for more details!
Check out the new Spring Newsletter! It includes news, upcoming events, and articles by fellow OMA members. Didn’t get a copy in your inbox? Read or download it here (pdf).
Plus, a special thanks to the volunteers and contributors who helped make the newsletter happen, including the OMA Communications Committee, Sam Imperati, OMA’R, and Laurel Singer. Want to get involved with the Communications Committee or have something that you’d like to see in the Fall Newsletter? (Yes, planning is already under way!) Contact us at OMA@ORMediation.org.
The OMA community lost a much valued and loved member, Cynthia Moore, this January. Join us for a memorial gathering in celebration of her life. There will be potluck style snacks, a photo slideshow, and lots of opportunities to share memories. We hope this will be a special time to honor our friend Cynthia’s life, and her years of support for OMA and the mediation community.
When: Sunday, April 15th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Taborspace Dining Room
5441 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97215
You can read more about Cynthia and her amazing life here.
Questions? Contact us at OMA@ORMediation.com