We Strive to Provide Access for All.

Resolutions Northwest provides interactive and engaging workshops to help you or your organization build capacity in conflict resolution, communication, mediation, facilitation, diversity and equity. You can attend a workshop or we can bring one to you.

The training and resources available are meant for everyone. RNW is a nonprofit organization and, in alignment with the VISION, we have made all our classes accessible to as many people as possible.

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January 2017

Basic Mediation Training 2017

January 16 until January 16
Friends Meeting House,
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Training Begins January 9th

This comprehensive professional mediation training is designed for people committed to solving conflict in their workplaces, organizations and community. It provides the basic skills needed to become a facilitative mediator, emphasizing the interest-based approach common in community dispute resolution. Learn conflict theory and the stages of mediation and practice conflict resolution tools including empathic listening, facilitating negotiations, cross-cultural conflict management and more.

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Prevention and Intervention: Hate in Schools

January 17 @ 3:30 pm until January 17 @ 7:00 pm
Unite Oregon (formerly the Center for Intercultural Organizing)
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700 N. Killingsworth Street

Portland, OR 97217 United States
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A donation-based workshop for educators. Parents welcome.

Tuesday, January 17 @ 3:30pm – 7:00pm, at Unite Oregon (formerly the Center for Intercultural Organizing)

The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report documenting 900 cases of “Harassment and Intimidation” during the first ten days following the elections. Most of the incidents took place in school settings. The actual number is higher, and it keeps increasing. Oregon finds itself on top of the list in numbers of occurrences relative to our population. The data is matched by stories we hear from local schools. The question is: What can we do?

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Artful Dialogue across the Political Divide

January 20 @ 10:00 am until January 20 @ 12:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Artful Dialogue across the Political Divide

Friday, January 20, 10am-12pm at Resolutions Northwest


Recognizing that many will participate in the national general strike called for Inauguration Day, January 20, RNW will offer two 2-hour workshops at our offices, one at 10am and one at 1pm.

They will be free of charge to the first 20 participants to register for each.

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Skills and Tools for Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces

January 20 @ 1:00 pm until January 20 @ 3:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Skills and Tools for Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces

Friday, January 20, 1-3 pm at Resolutions Northwest


Recognizing that many will participate in the national general strike called for Inauguration Day, January 20, RNW will offer two 2-hour workshops at our offices, one at 10am and one at 1pm.

They will be free of charge to the first 20 participants to register for each.

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Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools

January 24 until January 25
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices.

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24th and 25th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm

“It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.”

Unacceptably high school push-out rates that disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as GLBT, as well as changes in state law mandate us to rethink how we do discipline in schools. Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices. Restorative Justice is an approach that seeks to restore community and to repair harm while holding all involved accountable.

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Alternatives to Violence: Basic Training

January 27 until January 29
Friends Meeting House,
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Experience AVP’s transformative approach to conflict in this three-day basic training.

Calling on all Peace and Social Justice organizations, both secular and religious, and everyone wishing to unite in common cause. Here is your opportunity to register for AVP training.

This is the first of a three-part series exploring creative, affirming responses to conflict and violence. Join us for this Basic Training or sign up for the full series, including advanced and training-of-trainers sessions.

Hosted by Multnomah Friends Meeting and coordinated by Resolutions Northwest.

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February 2017

Mock Mediations

February 2 @ 5:00 pm until February 2 @ 6:30 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Get some mediation experience!

Join us the first Thursday of each month for mock mediations. No mediation experience is required.

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Interrupting Racism Actionshop

February 11 @ 9:00 am until February 11 @ 5:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Imagine a world where, when racism arises, we take action.

Racism is all around us. It lives in the DNA of every system and institution in the United States, and here in Portland. This Actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions, and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

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Understand Racism: 6 Week Community Dialogue

February 15 @ 6:00 pm until February 15 @ 8:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Our six-week dialogue series is based on raising awareness which leads to action. Learning objectives inform each week’s two-hour session. Topics present a comprehensive examination of racism from personal and professional perspectives. Each week builds on the previous week’s discussion, readings and activities. The sixth and final session culminates with participants committing to transforming their knowledge and understanding of racism into action.

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March 2017

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

March 22 @ 9:00 am until March 22 @ 5:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Where do you need these skills the most? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries around the water cooler? Office politics getting you down? Unsupportive boss? Disrespectful co-workers?

Build your communication skills and learn ways to separate your intention from your impact on others.

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Artful Facilitation for Productive, Inclusive Groups

A 3-day workshop for facilitators, managers, community leaders, advocates, or anyone who is motivated to guide groups to do their best work.  Learn how to understand, design for and manage group dynamics by grounding the work in themes of inclusion, connection and clarity of purpose.

This training focuses on skills for outside facilitators (those who are not members of the groups they are facilitating), though the tools are applicable to other situations.

Conflict Resolutions: The Basics

Where do you need these skills the most?  Girlfriend who never listens? Racist uncle? Unsupportive boss? Tantrum-ing teen? Bring your questions and examples, and learn to apply these skills to all of who you are and where you go.

In this practical and interactive training, you will gain tools to have hard conversations, say what you need to say, and listen with your whole self.

Build your communication skills and learn ways to separate your intention from your impact on others. Effective communication often begins with a deeper understanding of how the world is experiencing you.

Equity-Informed Small Group Facilitation

Join us for an exploration of the difficulties and intricacies of facilitating small-group discussions that touch on our personal experiences of race, identity, equity and more.

This training focuses on small-group discussion within a larger forum; we will not cover process design or lead facilitation. The skills we will cover are applicable in any situation where people struggle to discuss difficult or divisive issues.

Interrupting Racism: Imagine a world where, when racism arises, we take action.

We’ll start by providing a grounded space to talk deeply and with heart. But we won’t stop there! Simply talking about racism is not enough to dismantle the power structures that uphold racial injustice. At the same time, creating systemic change requires healthy working relationships.

This actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

Institutional Equity: Tools and Frameworks for Leaders

By the year 2042, white people will become a minority in the United States of America. The context of the world is changing radically, and we are living the response to those changes in our communities and our workplaces.

This training intends to empower individuals to take leadership, wherever you are, to ensure that the response to the cultural shift in our country is responsible, healthy, and just.

People of any level of experience are welcome. The training will be highly interactive and will challenge each of us to move through challenges and discomfort toward engagement, connection, and action.

Understand Racism: 6 Week Dialogue

Two hours a week for six weeks you will explore racial bias from many different angles. A trained facilitator will create a safe environment in which participants can engage in guided discussion around selected readings and videos.

You will have the benefit of making deeper connections with people in the dialogue and raising your awareness of how racism affects us all; whether it is your personal lived experiences or learning from the experiences of other participants and/or facilitators.