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OMA Member Workshops
Monthly Community Connection
Get together with OMA members to network and talk shop with other mediators. Bring questions around difficult mediations or just show up to reconnect with friends and colleagues. An OMA facilitator will be on hand for conversation prompts and breakout rooms as requested. Thursday, June 9, 6 – 8pm | Zoom link emailed in advance
Expanding Conflict Resilience
May 25, 9:30am – 11:30am | Members $0 | Register
Join OMA Vice President, Ryan Nakade, for a series of workshops designed to help participants become more resilient to conflict. The segments will include exploring our relationship to conflict, conflict styles, communication methods, and group exercises to cultivate a conflict resilient within your community.
In this first module, participants will explore their relationship to conflict. Self-reflection and mapping exercises will illuminate the emotions, triggers, associations, narratives, values, and other facets of conflict, followed by practicing strategies to become more self-aware when in conflict.
Facts, Truth, and Trust
June 1, 10am – 12pm | Members $0 | Register
Fake news, disinformation, “alternative facts,” and the breakdown of institutional trust can make dialogue with opposing viewpoints quite difficult. In this class, participants will learn how to bring a nuanced understanding of facts and data, and reflect on how they pursue “truth.” Doing so helps us escape the polarizing binary of “I’m right – you’re wrong” and can lead to more productive discussions when factual matters are in dispute.
Facilitated by OMA Vice President, Ryan Nakade. Ryan is a mediator and facilitator with East County Resolutions, and also contracts with the Beaverton Center for Mediation and Dialogue. He teaches public workshops in equity and diversity, dialogue, and political depolarization, and holds regular community dialogue events.
Mediation in Motion
May 24, 7 – 8:15am | Members $0 | Register
Mediators meet for gentle, mindful movement lessons, then discuss the relationship between mediation and a settled body — both for the mediator and the parties. Information about the science of body awareness and its effect on cognition and collaboration is included in each class. Choose to attend one or all classes.
Facilitated by Carie Fox. Carie has been mediating for 25 years and has over 400 hours of training in the Feldenkrais Method®. She is certified to teach Awareness Through Movement® lessons and hosted a “Mediation in Motion” workshop at OMA’s 2021 Conference. Learn more about Carie’s mediation practice.