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OMA Roundtable: Blind Spots for Mediators with Donna Silverberg on July 2.
When: Thursday, July 2, 2020 @ 4:00pm – 5:30pm
What/Who: OMA Roundtable — a weekly facilitated forum for OMA members and select guests. Please join us in welcoming Donna Silverberg as our facilitator this week.
Location: Zoom Meeting Hosted by OMA
Charge: Free for OMA members
Blind Spots for Mediators
The field of behavioral ethics is a relatively new field of social scientific research that seeks to understand how people actually behave when confronted with ethical dilemmas. In their pivotal 2011 book Blind Spots, authors Ann Tenbrunsel and Max Bazerman note, “Regulators, prosecutors and journalists tend to focus on corruption caused by willful actions or ignorance. But, in our research, and in the work of other scholars who study the psychology of behavioral ethics, we have found that much unethical conduct that goes on, whether in social life or work life, happens because people are unconsciously fooling themselves.”
Their research and that of others can help us to predict the conditions under which people are more likely to make bad ethical choices…often without realizing the choice is (or should be) considered an ‘ethics’ choice. This session will combine lecturettes and small group discussions to explore how mediators can help themselves and others to stay true to their own ethics. What can we do to avoid fooling ourselves?!
Donna Silverberg has owned and been the lead mediator/facilitator of DS Consulting, since 1998. She has been a practicing mediator, facilitator, conflict management systems designer, and conflict management coach since 1988 working almost entirely with projects that involve legislatures; city councils; tribal, state, and federal officials; academic institutions; and boards of directors. She serves as a lead mediator or facilitator of complex, multi-party, strategic planning and contentious projects, many of which have board or elected official oversight. She has been an OMA member since 1994, serving on the board 1998-2005 and 2017, three years as board president and one year as co-president with Amy Herman.
Prior to opening her own firm, she served as the Acting director of Oregon’s Dispute Resolution Commission, Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s Special Assistant on Dispute Resolution for Natural Resource Issues, and Oregon’s Public Policy Dispute Resolution Coordinator. Before coming to Oregon she was the Assistant Director of the Center for Municipal Dispute Resolution in San Diego, CA. In addition to being an adjunct professor of conflict management and facilitation classes at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management doe the past 20 years, she provides “Ethics for Managers”, negotiation, facilitation, and mediation skills workshops for a variety of groups and leadership teams around the nation.
Registration: Email: OMA@ORmediation.org to receive a Zoom Meeting invite for Thursday July 2 at 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Resolutions NW Equity Informed Basic Mediation Training July 10
Two weekends: Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 10, 11 & 12; and Saturday & Sunday July 18 & 19 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day (breaks included).
This comprehensive professional mediation training is designed for people committed to solving conflict in their workplaces, organizations and communities. It provides the basic skills needed to become a facilitative mediator, emphasizing the interest-based approach common in community dispute resolution. Unlike most other basic mediation trainings, we will apply a racial equity analysis and keep racial justice centered throughout our time together.
This training meets the Basic Mediation Curriculum Standard as established by the Administrative Rules for Community Dispute Resolution programs.
This is a remote training via Zoom.
Regular registration: The fee for this training is $1200. There is also a payment plan option. If you have any questions, please email us for more information. Work trade and scholarships are available, please contact Resolutions NW.
For the full details and to register click here: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/event/basic-mediation-training-2020/
Mediation Training at PCC – July 10-August 1
Basic Mediation training offered through Portland Community College Remote Live Course (Zoom)
Dates: July 10-August 1 Fridays and Saturdays 8:30am-12:20pm
Tuition: $479 (3.2 CEUs)
Instructor: Tsipora Dimant
A highly interactive training to become a mediator and to develop better communication skills in conflict situations. Learn to use mediation skills to help resolve conflicts in workplace, court, business or community-related disputes. Attorneys can receive CLEs through Oregon State Bar Association. Coaches are used in classes when there more than 10 attendees.
Register through PCC.edu or contact Tsipora Dimant at firstname.lastname@example.org.