The Oregon Education Association is creating a statewide network of trained mediators to help resolve disputes at the building level beginning in March 2020.
Once the program is up and running, union members will be able to request dispute resolution assistance from OEA, and the program will confidentially assign mediators, based on need and geographic area.
The program is currently recruiting candidates from different regions across the state to serve as mediators, including individuals who will make at least a three-year commitment to helping resolve peer-to-peer conflict among educators in their geographic area through the mediation network.
Candidates will attend two weekend training sessions in the fall, and then practice their new skills through a field project in the winter.
The application deadline is September 16th.
Interested educators can find out more and apply online at bit.ly/oeamediation