The Oregon Mediation Association (OMA) conference theme is “Conflict Resolution in Turbulent Seas.” The conference will kick off on the first Friday and Saturday of November with other dates and times TBD. Our goals are to provide: 1) the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to help parties and mediators through particularly difficult times, and 2) foster the communication and social connectivity that is essential for us all. We want to encourage deeper conversations that empower mediators and parties to use their skills to navigate these turbulent times.
OMA recognizes that some deep conversations can be difficult, but the community grows stronger with deeper understanding. To that end, we are particularly interested in supporting programs that discuss issues that affect vulnerable communities and have an equity lens. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: a) systemic inequality, bias, and root causes of conflict, b) racial justice, c) social justice, d) equity in mediation, e) understanding vulnerable communities and how to support them during conflict resolution, f) supporting trauma survivors, g) supporting people through virtual conflict resolution, h) the effects of COVID-19 on parties and mediators, i) educating the public about mediation, and j) skill building to support all of the above.
OMA’s conference is being held virtually this year. We are interested in selecting proposals that will effectively use a virtual environment to reach the conference goals. We look forward to reading your proposals. Thank you for your interest!
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