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OMA Member Workshops
Monthly Community Connection
2nd Friday, 6 – 8pm | Members $0 | Zoom link emailed in advance
Facilitator: Jack Hollis, OMA Board President
Get together with OMA members monthly to network and talk shop with other mediators. Bring questions around difficult mediations or just show up to reconnect with friends and colleagues. We will be on hand for conversation prompts and breakout rooms as requested.
An Introduction to Cultural and Ideological Intelligence
December 15, 10:30am – 11:30am | Members $0 | Register
Facilitator: Ryan Nakade, OMA Board Vice President
Join Ryan Nakade for a new training series! As mediators we are responsible for maintaining impartiality. However, our cultural and ideological biases can subtly seep into a mediation, adversely affecting one or more of the parties. In this series, you’ll explore the pillars of your worldview, which include both your cultural and ideological biases, and tools to increase your ability to work with diverse parties.
For this first class in the series, you’ll learn about the importance of cultural and ideological humility, or the continued practice of looking inward and learning more about your values, experiences, cultural background, and ideological leanings. You’ll also learn about the trappings of ethnocentrism and ide centrism, and how to handle it as a mediator.