OMA Annual Conference

2017 Conference:  Top Researcher in Negotiation for Morning Session; Top Practitioner in Mediation for Afternoon Session

On Friday, May 19th, 2017, OMA will hold its first ever bifurcated Annual Conference.  In order to give attendees more variety and flexibility, our morning session will be entirely different from our afternoon session.

In the morning, Dr. Tanya Menon will present insights from studies in the behaviors of participants in negotiations.  Her presentation, “Using Questions to Encourage Collaboration”, will touch on psychological elements of influence, frameworks for understanding communication-traps, and unique tools that spark creative problem-solving.  Dr. Menon is a prolific researcher, a Harvard and Stanford-educated social scientist, and a lecturer with a different base of knowledge from most ADR trainers.  Attendees for her session will receive a free copy of her latest book.

In the afternoon, Jerry Weiss will present insights he has gathered over a career as a commercial mediator with a careful eye to the human, complex roots of disputes.  Mr. Weiss is the one of the best mediation practitioners in Ohio, is an adjunct law professor, has given over 50 presentations at conferences in dispute resolution, and recently presented and published in collaboration with top minds in mediation from across the globe.  Mr. Weiss is a highly-reflective practitioner who will draw on decades of mediation experience to describe his most useful tools, telling anecdotes, and effective approaches to the practice of mediation.

OMA Member

Non-OMA Member

Dr. Tanya Menon
Morning Session



Jerome Weiss
Afternoon Session



Both Sessions
Full Day Rate



When: Friday, May 19, 2017

Where: Ohio State University Fawcett Center

Time: Registration opens at  8:00 a.m., and the program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the morning session, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. for the afternoon session.

Lunch will be provided during the membership meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  At the membership meeting, we will be voting on our mediation credentialing process.  Registration for the morning session, afternoon session, or full day includes lunch.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to visit the registration page.