Mock Mediations

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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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Mock Mediations

March 2 @ 5:00 pm until March 2 @ 6:30 pm
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Get some mediation experience!

Join us the first Thursday of each month for mock mediations. No mediation experience is required. The monthly mocks are open to all.

Whatever your experience level, if you love delving into the complexities of communication, conflict resolution, and mediation, the monthly mocks are for you! There’s a rich learning opportunity whether you play the role of mediator, observer, or a person in conflict. We hope to see you there.

  • Fee: None.

    Schedule: The first Thursday of every month (March through November) from 5:00-6:30 pm. Please arrive on time!

    Location: Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway, Suite A Portland, OR 97232

    Come by if you’re available, and bring a friend! You are welcome to bring your own food.

    Support: Mocks are offered at no cost. Any donations we receive will support the work of Resolutions Northwest in our community to provide mediation, facilitation, training, and restorative justice services. Make a donation

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What to Expect

We’ll start promptly at 5:00 and get into groups. In each group:

  • A couple of us will play the role of people in conflict. This is a great way to get to know mediation, whether you’re new to it or an old pro! It is also a wonderful exercise in the skills of empathy and perspective-taking. We’ll give you guidance on playing the role in a way that is helpful to the learning process.
  • One or two of us will act as mediators. People who have been through the 34-hour mediation training at Resolutions Northwest may be offered priority to try mediation, but others who have completed at least a 34-hour mediation training will be considered as well.
  • One of us will act as facilitator, keeping the role play on track and helping to guide the debrief at the end so that we maintain a supportive learning environment. Often the facilitator may be an experienced mediator from RNW.
  • There is also an opportunity to be an observer and take part in the debrief at the close of the mock mediation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your Trainer

stuartwStuart Watson humbly strives to bring presence and connection to the most challenging conversations, and to infuse compassion into conversations around oppression and privilege. Stuart has 20 years’ experience facilitating conflict resolution trainings and 14 years’ experience as a mediator. He coordinates the City of Portland’s Neighbor Mediation Program with Resolutions Northwest, helps families through the separation/divorce transition with Progressive Mediation, and is the co-founder of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication.

Details

Date:
March 2
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Organizer

Stuart Watson

Venue

Resolutions Northwest – new location
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Phone:
503-595-4890



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