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OMA Roundtable – Jim Saunders on Self Awareness, and Hidden Bias – September 24
What/Who: OMA Roundtable — a facilitated Thursday forum for OMA members and guests. Join Jim Saunders this Thursday as he takes us through the journey of self awareness, the foundation for identifying hidden bias.
When: September 24 at 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Zoom Meeting Hosted by OMA
Charge: Free for OMA members
Registration: Email: OMA@ORmediation.org to receive a Zoom Meeting invite for Thursday September 24 at 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Jim has worked in property-casualty claims since 1989. For the past 22 years, he has focused on commercial transportation. He has participated in hundreds of mediations, and thousands of direct negotiations. As a Regional Claims Manager at Lancer Insurance Company, he maintains an inventory of high-exposure, litigated cases. In addition, he designs training programs for the entire claims staff, which he teaches at all claims offices across the nation. He has prepared and taught courses for the Truck Insurance Defense Association (TIDA.org) and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (TheClm.org). He has provided training on mediation dynamics to Federal Magistrates at the US District Court in Tucson, Arizona.
Jim holds a BA degree in English from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. In 2019, Jim earned a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Creighton University’s School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska. In 2020, he established Pacific Mediation & Leadership Resources, LLC, and works as a volunteer mediator within the community. He is passionate about the potential for mediators to help bring peace to conflict.
Jim is a native Oregonian. He enjoys cooking, hiking, photography, and classical music. He was a member of Portland Symphonic Choir for over five years, and served as their Board Chair for two years. He and his husband of 25 years live in Vancouver, Washington. Their greatest joy has been the privilege of raising two wonderful children.
Mediation Training at PCC
Sept. 25, 2020
When: Fridays and Saturdays, September 25, 2020 – October 17, 2020
What/Who: Training — Provides 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.
Location: Remote Live Course via Zoom with Instructor Tsipora Dimant
Registration: CRN: 44835
Advanced Mediation Training with Tsipora Dimant and Lee Hamilton – Sept 17
Interested in an Advanced Mediation Training? Tsipora Dimant and Lee Hamilton will be offering training in September.
Dates: September 17, 18, 21 and 22 from 8:30 – 12:30.
Location: Tigard, Oregon at Genesis Mediation (or may be moved to Zoom)
Instructor: Tsipora Dimant and Lee Hamilton
To register or for more information, contact Tsipora Dimant at email@example.com.
Save the Date – OMA’s Annual Conference (this year on Zoom).
Save the Date for Beacons of Light: November 6 and 7! Presentations will commence November 6 and 7. Stay tuned for more information from OMA’s Conference Committee soon.