Oregon Mediation Association

PO Box 40041
Portland, OR 97240
Phone: 503-872-9775

Upcoming Mediation Trainings in Oregon and SW Washington

Restorative Justice in Schools Training: Resolutions Northwest, Portland.

June 19, 20, 23, 24, 2014

August 25, 26, 27, 28, 2014

Basic Mediation Training: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mediation, Albany OR.

September 12, 13, 19, 20, 2014

Professional Mediation & Conflict Management Training: Community Mediation Services of Vancouver

Part I: October 3, 10, 2014

Part II: October 24, 25, 26, 2014

OMA's 28th Annual Fall Conference, "Mindful Resolution: Elevating our Presence and Practice: Portland, OR.

November 7, 8, 2014


The Oregon Mediation Association is a nonprofit organization of members committed to the development, support and advocacy of mediation in the State of Oregon.

You are invited to the Oregon Mediation Association’s 2014


June 23 – July 21st, 2014


In honor of the 2014 OMA Mediator’s choice Award recipient: 


Award Sponsored by Molly Rodriguez Keating


Even though we love to celebrate OMA and recognize community members who have contributed to peaceful resolution, we decided to limit expenses this year and hold a non-Gala fundraiser. At this non-Event, OMA’s friendly and knowledgeable advice columnist OMAr will receive the 2014 Mediator’s Choice Award.

You don’t have to leave your living room to partake in this fabulous NON-event!

This non-Gala allows generous people like you to NOT dress in fancy clothes, NOT search for downtown parking, NOT juggle Hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail while shaking hands, NOT gain weight dining on our fabulous menu, and NOT dance to the music of Brian Egan’s wonderful band, All Rights Reserved. You can relax at home, full well knowing that every cent of your non-Gala donation to OMA is tax deductible and that OMA will spend every donated cent on our mission.

Your donation will sustain our work to promote high quality dispute resolution practices and to expand access to mediation throughout Oregon. Indeed, your support will help ensure successful projects that make a real difference, such as OMA’s:

  • Annual Spring training and expansion to three cities within the State
  • Work with the Oregon Department of Justice and Oregon Patient Safety Commission to develop rules for implementing new Oregon mediation programs for Environmental Claims and Medical Malpractice
  • Design and implementation of a new training for the Medical Malpractice Mediation Program
  • Design and launch of an Oregon mediator certification  program
  • Design and development of an annual summer mediation training institute
  • Continued development of its signature Fall Conference

Click here to donate and to see the fabulous array of real and non-rewards for various donation levels.


Request For Proposals!

Good news! The deadline has been extended, you still have time to submit your workshop proposal for the Oregon Mediation Association's 2014 Fall Conference

Mindful Resolution:
Elevating Our Presence and Practice

November 7 & 8, 2014

Featuring Keynote Speaker
Leonard L. Riskin

Ambridge Event Center in Portland, OR.
Look at OMA's Request for Proposals, which includes the guidelines for proposal submissions. Please submit your proposals via https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014omarfp

Extended Deadline to Submit is August 8, 2014
*One presenter from each workshop will receive free registration for the Conference!
Please direct your questions to Jill Goldsmith at jill@workplacesolutionsnw.com, or Parker Harris Emerson at parker.emerson@gmail.com, from the Conference Committee.




2014 Spring Training is a Success!

With the collaborative efforts of the Center for Dialogue and Resolution, Mediation Works, and the Oregon Mediation Association, we were able to hold trainings in three different cities. This joint endeavor helped to further OMA's mission in broadening the reach of mediation education throughout the state of Oregon.

From all of us at OMA: Thank you, and we hope to see you at our next training!




OMA is pleased to announce John Jessen as its new Executive Director!

John has served as an OMA board member for 15 months. Among other activities, he has been instrumental in defining and rolling out the OMA Mediator Certification Program. OMA is confident that his demonstrated management of this long-term project--along with over 30 years experience in market research, marketing, fund development, and managing businesses--will move the organization forward as we develop, support, and advocate for mediation in Oregon.

Please join us in welcoming John to his new position!


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