Saturday, October 6, 2012
Six Rivers is building a new generation of conflict resolvers.
Marti Kantola, director and trainer for Six Rivers Community Mediation, led seven local AmeriCorps members through a rigorous five-day, 40-hour intensive training, exploring issues and surfacing underlying interests in disputes ranging in subject matter from roommate disagreements to the politics of wind turbines.
The 40-hour basic mediation training course provides the foundation for interest-based negotiation. It can be a launching pad for a career in conflict resolution, or a toolbox for staying grounded while managing conflicts in any context.
Kantola describes the purpose of mediation training as “expanding how we think about solutions, and changing the way we listen to each other.”
Six Rivers hosts two-hour mediation training sessions monthly.
Visit www.6rivers.org to see the training calendar.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge