Continuing Education

Six Rivers strives to inspire learning and involvement by teaching conflict resolution skills to our community. Our educational opportunities focus personal development of skills such as active listening, detoxifying language, and identifying interests. In teaching these important lessons, we strive to create a strong foundation for our mediators and community members to work from in promoting healthy conflict resolution.

Interested in developing your conflict resolution skills? Six Rivers has a variety of skill building opportunities through our monthly Continuing Education class series. Whether your goals are to become a paid mediation practitioner or improve your listening or negotiation skills, these classes led by local professionals and mediators will provide amazing learning experiences for you. Scroll down to see our current calendar. Click here to be added to our email list and receive announcements for Continuing Education opportunities.

The 2017 Continuing Education class series is:

Effective Caucusing, February 5, 5-7pm in White Salmon

Balancing Power, March 8, 5-7pm in Hood River

Engaging Youth in Conflict Resolution, April 5, 5-7pm in The Dalles

Court Systems for the Court-connected Mediator, May 10, 11am-1pm in Hood River

Module 3 of Court Systems for the Court-connected Mediator, June 6, 10am-12pm in Hood River

Listening to Non-verbals, June 14, 11am-1pm in Hood River

Mediation and Counseling, July 5, 11am-1pm in The Dalles

Culture and Conflict, September 6, 5pm-7pm in White Salmon

Examples of past classes include:

Conflict Coaching

Impartiality

Active Listening Skills

Framing and Reframing

Breaking Impasse

Co-Mediation

Workplace Mediation

Cross Culture Mediation

Youth Mediation through Wasco County Youth Services

Manufactured Community Dwelling Mediation

Contract Law and Mediation

Communication Education

Mandatory Reporter Training

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Feeling like your mediation skills are a little rusty? Want to get more mediation experience before you start mediating real cases? Mediation Practice Groups are a wonderful way to further your mediation skills by practicing with other volunteers. During practice groups you will be asked to participate in mediation role plays and will not only gain experience in mediation, but will also be presented with opportunities to learn from other volunteers with varying levels of expertise.

Practice groups start by brainstorming areas or concepts that participants would like to focus on for the session and then move into informal mediation role plays. After the role play is complete, the group will devote time to discussing techniques and methods and their efficacy. Mediation Practice Groups will allow you to stay current and comfortable in your practice to ensure skilled and experienced mediators for our community. Click here to be added to our email list and receive announcements for Mediation Practice Group opportunities.

Listen with greater compassion. Learn how to avoid defensiveness and blame. Intervene with wisdom from heart-to-heart listening by attuning to the energy of conflict. Find connection, collaboration, and sustainable solutions.

Our Compassionate Listening practice group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Please check our calendar for any changes. Open to the community, all are welcome!

For more information about the Compassionate Listening Project, please visit www.compassionatelistening.org

Click here to be added to our email list about Compassionate Listening practice group sessions.

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Mission Statement

By establishing a forum where each party is heard, we teach listening.

By creating an environment where each party can speak, we teach communication.

By developing processes that seek resolution, we teach the importance of dialogue.

By building these processes into a method of mediating disputes we teach citizenship.