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Serving Ohio’s Mediators and those in need of Mediation services

May / June 2011

By June 1, 2011Newsletter


Ohio Mediation Association

A Bi-Monthly Publication

May/June 2011

President: James Petas (419) 936-2312 E-mail:

Immediate Past President: Maara Fink (419) 530-4236 E-mail:

Vice President: Ed Krauss (614) 619-0017 E-mail:

Treasurer:  Suzanne Barker (614) 299-6843 E-mail:

Secretary:  Gina Weisshaar (614) 893-2881 E-mail:


Mark your Calendars for our exciting meetings!!

(Usually the first Friday of the even numbered months.)

 June 3, 2011          

Drug Trends in Ohio: Join Ohio State Patrol officers as we discuss a topic of interest to anyone working with youth or families!  Our speakers: Sergeant Mike Kemmer and Trooper Matt Ruth.  See below for specifics.

August 5, 2011        TBA

October 7, 2011       TBA

December 2, 2011 TBA

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

President’s Column

James Petas

What a fantastic day at the beautiful Riffe Center in downtown Columbus. Having the chance to spend the day with so many of our members – both new and old is always exciting and a privilege.

This year’s conference was a tremendous success.  Our speaker, Kenneth Cloke, presented fascinating insights into the mediation process. What impressed me most was just how far so much of the training in our profession has evolved. When I first started, the mediation curriculum gravitated toward techniques focused on conciliations and settlement conferences. With each year the trainings have changed and become more refined – offering more diverse and thoughtful concepts and ideas.

The same evolution I have seen in training has also been reflected in changes closer to home. My first mediation ended in an impasse and the client said to me “you didn’t say a lot”. Ironically, last week, some 16 years later, a case settled and a client said “wow, you didn’t say much … thanks, I didn’t think we would settle”. There was a big difference between those two mediations where I “didn’t say much” and that has a great deal to do with attending these conferences.

If I could summarize the theme of this years conference, it would be that it’s often more dangerous to stay on the surface and not focus on the underlying cause of the problem.  The same could be said for the way our organization needs to view our profession and the future of mediation. We need to take chances, confront our issues and be committed to advancing the field. If not us, then who and if not now, when. I encourage everyone to “take a walk on the wild side” by taking an active role in OMA and helping to make a difference.


The conference agenda also included the exciting announcements of our new elected treasurer Suzanne Barker, second term secretary Gina Weisshaar and Better World Award recipient, Jan Fritz. Please see Ed Krauss’s article below.


I look forward to seeing you all at the June 4th meeting!


June Meeting Specifics:

The subject for the June OMA meeting will be drug trends in Ohio, especially among young people, and what the Ohio State Patrol is doing to fight the drug problem. This should be of special interest to anyone who works with families and/or youths, because they will be learning the latest information about illegal drugs.  Our presenters:


Sergeant Mike Kemmer is a 14 year veteran of the Ohio State Patrol. He has served at the Patrol’s Mansfield and Delaware Posts and at the Patrol’s Special Operations Section. Sergeant Kemmer was assigned to the Patrol’s Special Response Team (SWAT) for 10 years and held the position of team leader, prior to his current position as the assistant commander of the Central Region Criminal Patrol Unit. Sergeant Kemmer is a Certified OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy) instructor. He also serves as a Firearms Instructor and Driving Instructor for the patrol.


Trooper Matt Ruth, is a 12 year veteran of the Ohio State Patrol. He served at the Patrol’s Bucyrus Post and in the Patrol’s Special Operations Section. Trooper Ruth was assigned to the Patrol’s Special Response Team (SWAT) for 8 years, prior to his current position as a Canine Handler, with the Patrol’s Central Region Criminal Patrol Unit. Matt is a certified Advanced EMT and a Certified OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy) instructor. He serves as a CPR and AED Instructor for the patrol.=




At its annual meeting, The Ohio Mediation Association presents the Better World Award to someone nominated by the mediation community as having made outstanding contributions to the field of alternative dispute resolution.


At this year’s meeting, April 29, the Better World Award was given to Dr. Jan Marie Fritz, a full professor at the University of Cincinnati (since 1993 over 500 students have taken her mediation courses) and a senior research fellow with the Centre for Sociological Research at the University of Johannesburg, in addition to maintaining a private mediation practice spanning more than twenty years. Her recent mediation work has primarily been in the area of special education, but she also has mediated small claims cases, organizational disputes, and commercial cases. In addition, Jan volunteers her mediation and facilitation skills to community groups, citizen groups, community- based organizations and NGOs in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Connecticut and California about mediation and facilitation.


Jan is the author or editor of more than 100 publications that have appeared in numerous languages (e.g., Greek, French, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish).  She currently is completing two books – Moving Toward a Just Peace: The Mediation Continuum and Essentials of Community Intervention. She was a vice president of the International Sociological Association (ISA), and currently is president  of the Clinical Sociology division of the ISA.  She has worked with a peace center at the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria.


As the UN representative for the ISA, she has run sessions connected to meetings of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on her research on the national action plans based on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security).  Two weeks ago she gave a presentation in Mexico City about this topic. She also was a consultant to Serbian government representatives in the development of Serbia’s plan.  Jan thinks UNSCR 1325 is important because it addresses the difficult situations facing women and girls when there are prolonged violent conflicts but also because it opens the doors for women to be mediators.


The Ohio Mediation Association’s Better World Award is one of many awards given this international trainer and scholar. In 2010 she received the American Sociological Association Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology and recently was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and International Studies in Denmark.   Because of her outstanding work as a teacher, writer and mediator, OMA is honored to recognize Dr. Jan Marie Fritz.


Apology by Ed Krauss


One of the things that keeps me excited about being a mediator is paying careful attention to the use of the English language, our only tool. (Well, silence, too. That’s another good tool.) As we all know, the careful use of language is critical to us in mediating successfully. Further, we often help people reach a mutually satisfactory resolution by restating, reframing, clarifying their positions: “I tried to explain but he won’t listen!” “What do you want him to know about your view of the situation?” Etc.


A second thought is that apologies are, on occasion, part of settlements. Sometimes they are spontaneous, sometimes part of a negotiated agreement.


And third, of course, is that we don’t tell people what the answer is, or what the settlement should be – but on occasion we challenge, at the table or in a caucus, an offer that we have doubts about. Acting as the devil’s advocate, doing a reality check, is all part of the practice. “You’ll take the three-year old Chevy and give your spouse the new Porche. Please share with me why you feel comfortable with that agreement.” “You want the children to change homes every third night, with a half-hour drive each way. How will that work for the children; their schooling, homework, time with friends?” Etc.


What got me thinking about all this was the recent apology from football coach Jim Tressel. He is quoted in the Columbus Dispatch thusly: “I consider all of you a part of Buckeye Nation. I sincerely apologize for what we’ve been through. I apologize for the fact I wasn’t able to find the ones to partner with to handle our difficult and complex situation.”


It strikes me that nowhere in the quote were any phrases such as I was wrong, I did wrong, I’m sorry for doing the wrong thing, I apologize for doing the wrong thing.


Were I at the mediation table, I’d turn to Buckeye Nation and ask if BN found that apology acceptable. Maybe yes, maybe no – but that’s up to BN, not to the mediator.


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.  A meeting was held after the general membership meeting in February and some consensus was reached as to where this might head.  Linda Norris reported on Mediator Certification at the monthly meeting of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Columbus Bar Association and reports were that things went well.  Anyone with an idea of what the minimum qualifications and the process for certification should be, please send an e-mail to Shirley.  Others on the committee include Linda Norris, Chris Scott, Susan Shostak, David Cohen, and Mark Laughlin.  Meanwhile, the Association for Conflict Resolution has approved a draft of Model Standards for Certification Programs.  Information as to the progress of the committee will be reported in Mediate Ohio as it is published.



2010 – 2011 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 :      Oakley Branch–Hamilton County Public Library

                                                       4033 Gilmore Avenue

                                                       (corner of Madison & Gilmore,  map available at

The library allows us to bring lunch to the meeting, with one stipulation: we must clean up after each meeting.

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

May 13, 2011: 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 (née Baker) 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 June 20, 2011.  My address is 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone/fax:  (614) 863-4775 E-mail:  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    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. We currently have 150 members which is only 4 shy of the last fiscal year’s total so get out there and tell people about OMA!


Steven AbramsMediated Solutions
2720 Airport Drive
Columbus OH 43219
Northwest Ohio Court Mediation Services
c/o Dick Altman, Christopher DelFavero & Denise McColley660 North Perry St. Suite 403BNapoleon OH 43545
(419) 592-5105Fax: (419)
Kathryn Stokes Anders
P.O. Box 587
New Albany OH 43054
(937) 231-2432Fax: (614)
Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio
Richard Appleton
1169 Dublin RoadColumbus OH 43215
(614) 486-6531 x 150Fax (614)
Amy ArmstrongParent Strong, LLC
1996 Chatfield Road
Columbus OH 43221
Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler, LLP
c/o Terrence T. Wheeler
560 E. Town Street
Columbus OH 43215
(614) 221-0944Fax (614)
Adams, Scioto & Pike (ASAP) Mediation
G.R. Hamm
602 7th Street, 4thFloorPortsmouth OH 45662
(740) 355-8368
TALK WORKS! Mediation Services c/o Marie U. Bader
P.O. Box 176206
Covington KY 41017-6206
Thomas (Tom) Bailey
Capital Mediation Associates, LLCPO Box 2331
Westerville OH 43086
Cincinnati Better Business Bureau
c/o Christine Baker7 West 7thStreet, Suite 1600Cincinnati OH 45202
(513) 639-9132Fax: (513)
Suzanne Barker
69 Euclid Avenue
Columbus OH 43201
Lee J. Bell, AttorneyCrescent Pointe Building
4774 Munson St. NW Suite 400
Canton OH 44718
(330) 499-1140Fax: (330)
Daniel B. Bennington
Attorney at Law
87 Somerset Road
Delaware OH 43015
Robert M. Blue
Attorney at Law, LLC
537 Rustic Trail
Beavercreek OH 45434
(937) 546-4825Fax: (937)
Michael Bollon
4824 Deis Hill Road NW
Dover OH 44622
Bernard M. Brodsky
4231 Frazer Avenue NW
Canton OH 44709
(330) 493-0879NO EMAIL!
Miami Valley Mediation  Services, LLC c/o William W. Burnett
Wright Brothers Station
P.O. Box 385Dayton OH 45409-0385
(937) 609-0741NO EMAIL!
Richard C. Cahaan
60 W. Dominion Blvd.
Columbus OH 43214
Stephen P. Calardo, JD
Calardo Mediation Service
5608 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45248-2314
(513) 598-5000Fax (513)
Jack W. Carney-DeBord’s Law Office c/o Jack W. Carney-DeBord305 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware OH 43015
(740) 369-7567Fax: (740)
Sheri Center
Finding Common Ground
156 E. Tulane Road
Columbus OH 43202
(614) 783-7281Fax (614)
Diane L. Chermely, JD
945 Windham Court Suite 3
Boardman OH 44512
(330) 629-8882Fax (330)
Patricia A. Clary
621 E. Mehring Way #1607
Cincinnati OH 45202
(513) 827-9652Fax: (513)
David M. Cohen
2614 Jefferson Estates Court
Blacklick OH 43004
Ohio State University College of Law Professor Sarah Cole
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus OH 43221
(614) 688-4918F (614)
Christopher D. Cottrell
Crosspoint Mediation
953 Sapphire Flame Drive
Delaware OH 43015
Ray A. Cox, Attorney at Law and Mediation
265 Regency Ridge Drive
Dayton OH 45459
(937) 291-3119Fax: (937)
James J. Cullers
Mediation and Arbitration Services
224 Tamarack Drive
Mount Vernon OH 43050
(740) 392-0391(740)
Barbara V. Culp, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 225
Minford OH 45653
Delaware County Juvenile Court
c/o Dodie Davenport
88 North Sandusky
Delaware OH 43015
(740) 833-2610
Edward E. Devlin
Devlin Group, Inc.
56 Milford Drive
Hudson OH 44236
(330) 342-5636Fax: (330)
Thomas S. Douglas
4930 N. Holland Sylvania Road
Sylvania OH 43560
(419) 882-2400Fax (419)
Phillip Dunfee
33 West Main Street
Suite 108
Newark, OH 43055 
Gregory L. Edmonds
5585 Broadview Road
Columbus OH 43230
(614) 506-3782(330)
Conflict Solutions Ohio, LLC
Dale Eilerman
3797 Willow Creek Drive
Dayton OH 45415
Maara Fink
University of Toledo College of Law
2801 Bancroft Street
Toledo OH 43606
(419) 530-4236Fax: (419)
Ernie Fischer
508 Stedway Court
Gahanna OH 43230
(614) 476-3779 (home)Cell (614)
Harry Flynn
Mediate Is Great
1158 Belrose Road
Mayfield Hts OH 44124
(440) 473-8500Fax: (440)
Dr. Jan Marie Fritz
University of Cincinnati
7300 Aracoma Forest Drive
Cincinnati OH 45237
(513) 731-7878Fax: (513)
Sandra Mendel Furman, J.D.
A Mature Solution
1119 S. Cassingham Road
Columbus OH 43209
Kristen Hamilton
Clinton County Juvenile Court
c/o Maggie Henry
46 S. South Street
Wilmington OH 45177
(937) 383-3286Fax (937)
Kathleen P. Hoenie
Family Matters Mediation Services
2227 Buckley Road
Columbus OH 43220-4613
(614) 457-3177Fax (614)
Lorain County Court Civil Mediation Officec/o Gail Ignatz-Hoover
225 Court Street, Room 301
Elyria OH 44035
(440) 328-2250Fax: (440)
Beth A. Jewell
Jewell Law Office, LLC
238 Longfellow Avenue
Worthington OH 43085
Shawn Judge
4819 Tatersall Court
Columbus OH 43230
Frances V. King
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
One Constitution Avenue
Toledo OH 43604
(419) 213-4755Fax (419)
Lisa R. Kraemer, Atty. At Law
20133 Farnsleigh Road
Cleveland OH 44122
(216) 991-6200
Fax (216)
Edward M. Krauss
Dispute Resolution, Inc.
783 South Sixth Street
Columbus OH 43206-2130
Andrea C. Kryszak, Attorney at Law, Lessing & Kryszak, Co. LPA
Suite A
5330 Meadow Lane Court
Sheffield Village OH 44035
Cathie Kuhl, Director,
Hamilton Co. Municipal Court Private Complaint Mediation Service
230 E. Ninth Street, Suite 1150
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 946-3400
Fax: (513) 946-3388CKUHL@CMS.HAMILTON-CO.ORG
Kandy Kyle
PO Box 24012
Columbus OH 43224
James P. Luton, Attorney at Law
131 S. Prospect Street
Marion OH 43302
(740) 382-6588Fax: (740)
Melanie J. McCort
568 S. 5th Street
Columbus OH 43206
Tom McGuire
23520 Brister Road
Coolville OH 45723
(740) 591-0733Fax: (740)
Mary McRury
147 Arden Road
Columbus OH 43214
Judy Mirka
Delaware OH Mediation
95 Elizabeth Street Apt. 312
Delaware OH 8127
(740) 815-8127NO EMAIL! 
Margaret E. Honore Miller, J.D.
Mediation Services of South Central Ohio
15 N. Paint St., Suite 203
Chillicothe OH 45601
(740) 703-6088Fax: (740)
Joseph T. Mordino
1 West Fourth St., Suite 2050
Cincinnati OH 45202
(513) 421-7500Fax: (513)
Mary Murphy, M.Ed., LPC, LLC
Center for Conscious Living
6611 Rockside Road, Suite 215
Independence OH 44131
Linda Norris
Counter-Point Mediation Services
6665 Manring Court
Reynoldsburg OH 43068
Belinda Ohlinger
Solution Builders Mediation Services
4873 Chevy Chase Avenue
Columbus OH 43220
Joseph R. Palmer, Ph.D.
Mediation Services of Ohio
536 S. Third Street
Columbus OH 43215
(614) 228-5515Fax (614)
Licking Co. DR Ct.
c/o Jay Patterson Mediation Coord.
75 East Main Street
Newark OH 43055
(740) 670-5409Fax: (740)
Jay Patterson
372 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus OH 43214
Kristen Paynter
P.O. Box 64
Elkton OH 44415
(330) 831-7835Fax (330)
Ronald E. Pedge
PO Box 423
Lancaster OH 43130
(740) 653-9396Fax: (740)
Erie County Family Court Mediation Chris Perrin
323 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky OH 44870
(419) 627-7782Fax: (419)
Alison Pfeister, Esq.
Alison J. Pfeister Co., LPA
56 Milford Road Suite 308
Hudson OH 44236
(330) 328-5673Fax: (330)
William J. Pohlman
52 E. Gay St., P.O. Box 1008
Columbus OH 43216-1008
(614) 464-8349Fax: (614)
Donna Posluszny
106 Rockledge Drive
Perrysburg OH 43551
Amanda Ralph
1972 Belgrave Drive
Columbus OH 43220
Sandy Robitz
1871 Summerchase Road NE
Canton OH 44721
(330) 361-0226 (Cell)(330) 497-2243 (Home& Fax)
Carolyn Streit Roehrig
10428 Lee’s Creek Road
Harrison OH 45030
(513) 246-0511Fax: (513)
Jay Rothman, Ph.D.
The ARIA Group, Inc.
1050 President Street
Yellow Springs OH 45387
(937) 580-5401jrothman@ariagrouplcom
Vivian T. Russell
1504 Venice Drive
Columbus OH 43207
(614) 491-5597Fax (614)
John Schmieding
276 Highland Avenue
Athens OH 45701
Capital Mediation Associates LLC
c/o J. Christopher Scott
655 Metro Place S. Suite 600
Dublin OH 43017
(614) 789-1733Fax: (614)
Susan E. Shostak
248 Pearl Avenue North
Lancaster OH 43130
(740) 681-1031Fax (740)
Joey Sink-Oiler
P.O. Box 436
Marion OH 43301-0436
Patti Smith
3478 Run Around Road
Junction City OH 43748
Leslie Swift, Ph.D.LLC
7654 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati OH 45236
(513) 791-8849Fax (513)
Diane Tedeschi, M.Ed., LPC, CDMS,
On Track Disability Management
5284 Lola Way
Columbus OH 43235
(614) 459-0826Fax: (614)
Judith Thomas
935 River Road, Suite C
Granville OH 43023
(740) 587-3367Fax (740)
Anne K. Thompson
Anne K. Thompson, LLC
P.O. Box 34
Dayton OH 45409
Michael A. Thompson, Atty.
Crescent Pointe Building
4774 Munson St. NW, Ste 400
Canton OH 44718
(330) 499-5297Fax: (330)
Belinda Torres, Ph.D.
9614 Old Johnnycake Ridge Rd.
Mentor OH 44091
(440) 358-1159Fax: (440)
Paula J. Trout, MBA, MPA, JD, CTM      ADR Forums
P.O. Box 231912
Anchorage AL 99523-1912
(310) 251-4973/(702)
Kent Valin
6119 Putney Court Avenue NW
Massillon OH 44646
Barbara A. Venesy,
Law Offices of Barbara A. Venesy
2741 Foxwood Drive
Akron OH 44333-2751
(330) 864-6060Fax (330)
David Voth
Crime Victim Services
330 N. Elizabeth St. 2nd Floor
Lima OH 45801-4305
(419) 222-8666Fax: (419)
Susan Waller, Ph.D
Franklin University
1419 Evaline Drive
Columbus OH 43224
Watkins Global Network, LLC
c/o Mario W. Watkins
3556 Sullivant Avenue
Columbus OH 43204
(614) 351-7420Fax: (614)
W. Cephus Watts, Jr. J.D., Ph.D.
964 Kingsbridge Court
Akron OH 44313
(216) 470-5974Fax: (330)
Jerome F. Weiss
Mediation, Inc.
1600 Midland Building
101 Prospect Avenue W.
Cleveland OH 44115
(216) 589-9995Fax: (216)
Gina Weisshaar
41 E. Como Avenue
Columbus OH 43202
Positive Negotiations
Kenneth N. Wildman
419 N. Johnson Street
Ada OH 45810
Linda Wilkins
Attorney at Law
2680 Southridge Drive
Columbus OH 43224
Harmony Mediation/Consulting
c/o Stephen E. Williams
237 Maple Street
Brookville OH 45309-1710
(937) 307-1988CAHSYS@VERIZON.NET
Union Co. Common Pleas Ct.
Kathryn L. Wollenburg, Esq.
Mediation Director
221 W. Fifth St., Ste. #310
Marysville OH 43040
(937) 645-4176Fax: (937)
Lou Ann Wood
AAL Mediation Services
6726 Main Street
Newtown OH 45244
(513) 271-2223Fax (513)
Amy R. Wiechart-Bayliff
1626 Oakland Parkway
Lima OH 45805
(567) 204-6556AMY@BAYDAISY.COM
William H. Wolff, Jr.,
Retired Trial and Appellate Judge
34322 Westbury Road
Kettering OH 45409
(937) 293-5295Fax: (937)
Dr. Gary Zoldesy
696 Pleasant Valley Drive
Akron OH 44319
(330) 245-1669No e-mail



Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association Personal/Professional Conflict Resolution Training September 22, and December 1, 2011; Basic Mediation Training June 8 & 9, September 7 & 8, and November 16 & 17, 2011and 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training October 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20, 2011.  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  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 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 .

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:


A World Class View of Dispute Resolution Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University School of Law Malibu, California June 23-25, 2011 and co-sponsored by Vermont Law School at Woodstock, Vermont October 13-15, 2011.Nineteen Courses, Twenty-eight Faculty, Over 300 Participants from Around the World, Two and a half Days of Interactive Dialogue, Eighteen MCLE Credits. Contact Lori Rushford at 310.506.6342 or visit


Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Mediation Association:

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management:  

Ohio State Bar Association:

Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio (MANO)