Ohio Mediation Association
A Bi-Monthly Publication
President: James Petas (419) 936-2312 E-mail: James.firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate Past President: Maara Fink (419) 530-4236 E-mail: Maara.Fink@utoledo.edu
Vice President: Ed Krauss (614) 619-0017 E-mail: email@example.com
Treasurer: Suzanne Barker (614) 299-6843 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Gina Weisshaar (614) 893-2881 E-mail: email@example.com
Mark your Calendars for our exciting meetings!! (Usually the first Friday of the even numbered months.)
December 2, 2011 Private Mediator Tom Douglas
February 3, 2012 TBA
April 27, 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE!
Ed Krauss is now planning our programs so if you have any ideas of what you would like to hear about or a speaker you can suggest please let him know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving Mediation from the Court Room to the Public
There is no doubt that mediators are generally contacted towards the end of a conflict and our services usually result in a confidential resolution. I often wonder what the field would look like if we were involved near the beginning of a conflict and if the process occurred in more a public arena. Newspapers and media are society’s vehicle for learning about these issues. However those venues don’t have the mediation characteristics of not having an ax to grind, interpreting conflicts in a alternate light, removing issues that cloud discussion and not being swayed by agendas; all of which allows resolution to happen. One thing that is certain is that our profession has the ability to clarify issues and remove toxicity that seems to be prevalent in these times of fevered opinions & high octane partisanship.
So if we took our trade to the public stage what that would that look like? Would we show up on an editorial page, be interviewed on radio program or have a 30 second spot after an infomercial. Where do we fit in?
In a brief experiment I applied some mediation summarizing & re-framing techniques to a discussion of the economic recession…
Economic Recession: Cause and Cure
Cause1) It’s the Federal Government – whereby the government in early to mid 2000’s deregulated the financial, mortgage and loan industry causing a housing and investment bubble which lead to an economic crash that undermined the U.S. currency.
Cause 2) It’s Wall Street – despite poor regulations, the financial firms took part in making profit by executing unstable investments and loans and forgoing sound financial principles for short term gain.
Cure 3) Solution from the Government: needs to be continue federal stimulus to save the economy – per the lessons for the great depression. This artificial growth will stop a domino effect and give time for market to correct.
Cure 4) Solution from Private Business: Recovery needs to come from the private sector – a pro business model such as fewer regulations, tax incentives and accessible loans would create an authentic economic stimulus and recovery.
Mediation Resolution 5) The last camp is the mediation perspective which focuses the conversation from problem to problem solving asking: what direction are we going, what have we done in the last 4 years to create jobs and what’s worked and what hasn’t. These questions reflect mediations axiom of moving forward and being about today and the future.
The mediation process no doubt helps people make informed decisions, and whether I was a mediator or not, I would find our perspective valuable.
I do think there is a need to get involved at the public level when things are happening and that our profession has something to contribute.
One day I would mind hearing “After the commercial we’ll hear from the “Blank” Mediation Association ”… maybe one day.
Please join us on December 2nd when we have Thomas Douglas, private mediator from Lucas County. Tom will discuss his career as a mediator and to lead our discussion on the challenges and rewards of private practice.
OMA Committee to Explore Certification of Ohio Mediators
As a result of the discussion at the OMA Annual Conference, a committee has been formed to explore suggestions for certification of Ohio Mediators. Shirley Cochran has been appointed as Chair of the committee and is gathering those who are willing to assist in the project. Another meeting was held in August 2011 with assignments made and goals set forth. Our main goal was to contact other states, entities who certify mediators and see what they did—why reinvent the wheel? Our assignments include writing our lists of reasons why some sort of qualification of mediators is important and the pros and cons of licensure versus certification. Anyone with an idea of what the minimum qualifications and the process for certification/licensure should be, please send an e-mail to Shirley. Others on the committee include Linda Norris, Chris Scott, Susan Shostak, David Cohen, Mark Laughlin and Kathryn Wollenberg with Terry Wheeler, Past President of ACR assisting. Information as to the progress of the committee will be reported in Mediate Ohio as it is published.
THE MEDIATION COUNCIL OF GREATER CINCINNATI
2011 – 2012 Meeting Schedule
Please join us on the second Friday of the month; members and non-members are welcome!
Meeting Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. NEW Location : The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati* Rookwood Tower (5th Floor) 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500 *Health Foundation does not allow food to be brought in to its facility.
Please Note: The following schedule of presenters and topics may be subject to change. Join the Mediation Council for regular meeting reminders with updated information. To join the Mediation Council or to renew membership (annual dues are $15), contact Anne Wakefield at email@example.com
November 18, 2011 (third Friday due to 11/11 holiday): Charlie McGinnis, Esq. & Chief Instructor, Aikido of Cincinnati presents, “Applying the Practice of Aikido to Mediation: Getting to Yes or Getting to No with Understanding and Compassion”. Learn how the Japanese martial art of Aikido applies to mediation.
December, 2011: no meeting
January 13, 2012: Chris Hall, Beech Acres Marketing Director, presents, “How to Start a Blog”. Learn how to create a blog and how blogs are used to share information–then decide if blogging is right for you.
February 10, 2012: Jacqueline Hagerott, Esq., Ohio Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Section Manager presents, “Parenting Coordination: the Newest Dispute Resolution Tool for High Conflict Families”. Learn what mediators need to know about the latest dispute resolution process to be used in family courts.
March 9, 2012: Meghan Clarke, ME Clarke Consulting, presents, “Peace for Peacemakers: A Dialogue on Self-care” and will provide ideas about how to take care of yourself when you are experiencing stress or “mediator burnout”.
April 13, 2012: Martha Camp, Mediator, presents, “Educing Information and Cooperation: What Mediators Can Learn from Interrogators”, which will examine the parallels and divergences in purpose, technique and strategy between military interrogators and mediators, referencing Matthew Alexander’s book “Kill or Capture” about interrogating Iraqi citizens in search of terrorists.
May 11, 2012: The group meets for its annual luncheon gathering at a restaurant to be named later.
If you have questions or need information, contact Chris Hayley at 513-639-9132.
Mediate Ohio Material: Please send material for Mediate Ohio by the 20th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter. The next deadline is December 20, 2011. My address is 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone: (614) 863-2922 E-mail: HYPERLINK “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com Thanks, Shirley Cochran, Editor
Renewing, New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory (not the entire list of members—see the directory at our web site for that list): New and renewing members may send applications to Immediate Past President, Shirley Cochran at 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Contact Shirley for membership applications. A membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience or you can download it from the OMA website HYPERLINK “https://www.mediateohio.org” www.mediateohio.org If there is a correction or an addition, please let Shirley know but only you can correct the directory on the website. If you have misplaced your membership number and password, please contact Gina Weisshaar, OMA Secretary for assistance.James A. Abron, P.E., M.B.A. Abron DAR 14141 Hubbard Street Livonia MI 48154(734) 613-8340 Fax: (734) 758-2291 firstname.lastname@example.org Antioch University McGregor Dr. Richard McGuigan Conflict Analysis & Engagement Dept. 900 Dayton Street Yellow Springs OH 45387(937) 769-1809 Fax: (937) 769-1807 email@example.com Debora T. Brown 491 Maple Street Coshocton OH 43812(740) 622-2778 Browndebora91@yahoo.com Martha Camp Meigs County Court of Common Pleas 100 E. 2nd St. Box 302 Pomeroy, OH 45769 (740) 992-6439 David Coleman Coleman Professional Services 5982 Rhodes Road Kent, OH 44240 (330) 673-1347 Shelly Whalen
Fax (614) 228-7213Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio c/o Shelley Whalen
67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor
Columbus OH 43215(614) 228-7191 firstname.lastname@example.org Christopher Dumford 5821 Lathrop Place Cincinnati OH 45224(513) 383-1920 Chris.email@example.com Randy Fisher 2271 Teardrop Avenue Columbus OH 43235-7172 (614) 459-2896 firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Goebel-Komala Sophos Wellness Center 500 N. Main Findlay, OH 45840 (419) 424-3292 Cheryl Hager
627 Yaronia Drive N. Columbus OH 43214(614) 325-8679 email@example.com Ann Harp 11827 Shadybrook Court Pickerington OH 43147 firstname.lastname@example.org Bobbie Corley O’Keefe, Esq. 830 E. Johnstown Road Suite B Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 414-0572 Jeff Hutson
Lane, Alton & Horst 2 Miranova Place Suite 500 Columbus OH 43215(614) 233-4747 Fax (614) 228-0146 email@example.com Wood & Hancock County Common Pleas Courts c/o Michael E. Hyrne
One Courthouse Square, 1st Fl. Bowling Green OH 43402(419) 354-9684 Fax: (419) 354-0331 firstname.lastname@example.org Jacqueline B. Joiner Comprehensive Case Management Solutions, Inc. 1937 Fairfax Avenue Cincinnati OH 45207(513) 221-5599 Fax: (513) 221-6881 email@example.com Mediation Service Franklin Co. DR & Juvenile Court c/o Marya Kolman 373 S. High St. 3rd Floor Columbus OH 43215(614) 462-5872 Fax: (614) 462-3748 Marya.firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew L. Mahler 2302 Cheshire Woods Road Toledo, OH 43617 (419) 350-0335 Linda McGraw 514 Woodland Court Chagrin Falls OH 44022 email@example.com Medvec Reed Resolution Services, LLC. c/o Jessica L. Medvec P.O. Box 903 Chardon OH 44024(440) 413-1958 firstname.lastname@example.org Renee Roberts P.O. Box 234 Pickerington OH 43147(614) 446-7823 Fax: (614) 834-1835 email@example.com Toledo Municipal Court—Citizen’s Dispute James Petas Senior Mediator 555 N. Erie Street Toledo OH 43604(419) 2936-2312 Fax: (419) 245-1802 James.firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy J. Savage
9301 Huntshire Ave. NW
North Canton OH 44720-8258(330) 499-3069 email@example.com Eleventh District Ct. of Appeals c/o Shibani Sheth-Massacci 111 High Street, N.E. Warren OH 44481(330) 675-6681 Fax: (330) 675-7842 firstname.lastname@example.org Suzanne L. Slowey Attorney at Law #200 470 Old Worthington Road Columbus OH 43082(740) 815-2480 Fax: (740) 657-8741 email@example.com Donald R. Smith, Ph.D. Doppler and Newton, Inc. 1047 Rudolph Court Spring Hill FL 34609(352) 683-8440 Fax: (352) 683-8411 firstname.lastname@example.org The Supreme Court of Ohio c/o Jacqueline C. Hagerott 65 South Front Street 6th Floor Columbus OH 43215-3431 (614) 387-9420 Fax: (614) 387-9359 Jacqueline.email@example.com Thomas A. Thompson 1210 Wet High Street Bryan OH 43506(419) 636-5666 Fax: (419) 636-3919 Thompson@fountaincitylaw.com Edward E. Turner
65 E. State Street, 12th Floor Columbus OH 43215-4213(614) 644-8716 Fax (614) 466-3074 firstname.lastname@example.org Wakefield Mediation Services c/o Anne Wakefield
PO Box 30186
Cincinnati OH 45230(513) 498-6384 Fax (513) 624-6941 Mediationworks11@aol.com Douglass A. Wistendahl 18 North May Avenue Athens OH 45701(917) 209-4425 Daw.email@example.com Debora Witten aka Buckeye Mediation, Inc. 173 W. Market Street Warren OH 44481(330) 544-0424 Fax (330) 544-9218 DeboraKayWitten@aol.com TRAINING & WORKSHOPS:
Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association Personal/Professional Conflict Resolution Training December 1, 2011 plus March 14 and June 6, 2012; Basic Mediation Training February 22 & 23 and May 9 & 10, 2012; and 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training April 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19, 2012. Presenter Shelley Whalen, Executive Director of CMS and a past president of OMA. Training site 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH, the Thurber Center CLE and CEU’s Contact CMS (614) 228-7191 or HYPERLINK “http://www.communitymediation.com” www.communitymediation.com Fax: (614) 228-7213 Mailing address: 67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215.
Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution
Center for Dispute Resolution, Capital Law School, 303 E Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3200, Phone (614) 236-6430/ Fax (614) 236-6956 CDR Directors include Roberta S Mitchell and Scot E Dewhirst, Co-Directors of the Center, and Terrence T Wheeler, Executive Director of the Center. Please visit our website at www.law.capital.edu/disputeresolution to gain more detailed information on our trainings or to register on-line.
Cleveland Mediation Center United Office Building, Suite 906 2012 West 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 2005 Presenters include Dan Joyce and Wendy Hawbaker For further information on all training contact: Bob Curtis, Training Co-coordinator Phone: (216) 621-1919, extension 500 Fax: (216) 621-3202 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
North Coast Conflict Solutions and Cleveland Mediation Center has announced trainings for the year. Information about these trainings is available on the MANO website at: http://www.manomediate.org/medevents.htm
Creating Workplaces Where People Thrive
Foundations training in needs-basedcommunication and dynamic governance Join us for this training with a world renowned expert in applying Compassionate Communication to workplace environments, Gregg Kendrick. This three-day workshop on December 8-10 provides an introduction to Needs-Based Communication and to Dynamic Governance, as well as a conceptual overview to how these processes begin to transform organizations to be places where people thrive while the organization’s purpose is robustly fulfilled. INCLUDE Gregg will provide foundational skills in Needs-Based Communication and Dynamic Governance for people who are considering, or are involved in, transforming their workplace or organizational culture. Everyone is welcome at this training! It will be of particular interest to Business owners and executives, Consultants and trainers, HR managers and EAP providers, Practitioners of Compassionate Communication who want to see how needs-based communication works in a business setting, Entrepreneurs and visionary leaders who want to “do business” in a new and transformative way, Managers and supervisors who want to inspire their staff rather than continually oversee and motivate them. Learn more about Gregg Kendrick and his first-hand experience with transforming organizational and business cultures.
Jeff Brown, Executive Director , Compassionate Communication of Central Ohio Email:email@example.com Phone: 614-558-1141 Web: http://www.nvcohio.org
2012 Canadian School of Peacebuilding June 18-22 and 25-29, 2012
Come this summer to learn with peacebuilders – local and international, young and old, students, practitioners, and those new to peacebuilding – at the fourth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding. We invite you to participate in your choice of five-day courses for personal inspiration, professional development, or academic credit. You can apply now at http://csop.cmu.ca/index.php/registration/.
The fourth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), a program of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), will be held in Winnipeg, MB, June 18-22 and 25-29, 2012. Two 5-day sessions, each with three courses running concurrently, will be offered for training or for academic credit. The CSOP is designed to be an environment characterized by (a) education for peace and justice, (b) learning through thinking and doing, (c) generous hospitality and radical dialogue, and (d) the modeling of invitational community. The Canadian School of Peacebuilding is for people from all faiths, countries and identity groups.
We are delighted to again be able to offer courses taught by expert and engaging instructors who are committed to peace work. You are invited to join us this international gathering for one or more of the following courses:
Session I – June 18-22, 2012
Great Leaders of Peace: Stories of Aboriginal, Canadian and International Leaders
Instructor: Ovide Mercredi
Peace Skills Practice
Instructor: Karen Ridd
Speaking Out…and Being Heard – Citizen Advocacy
Instructors: Stuart Clark & Sophia Murphy
Session II – June 25-29, 2012
Participant Driven Processes: Cultivating Change, Respecting Difference
Instructor: Barry Stuart
Faith, Music & Inter-Ethnic Reconciliation
Instructor: Ivo Marković
Women & Peacebuilding
Instructors: Ouyporn Khuankaew & Anna Snyder
Registration is now available at http://csop.cmu.ca or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.
Web Sites of Interest:
Ohio Mediation Association: www.mediateohio.org
Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov/
Ohio Community Mediation Association: www.ohiocommunitymediation.net
Ohio State Bar Association: www.ohiobar.org
Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio (MANO) www.manomediate.org