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  • Title: Six Rivers - Community Mediation, Facilitation, Mediator Training
    Descriptive info: .. Follow @Six_Rivers.. Home.. Programs.. Oregon Agricultural Mediation Program.. Manufactured Community Resources.. Community Mediation.. Local and Regional Government.. Washington State Foreclosure Mediation.. Services.. Mediation.. Facilitation.. Conflict Coaching.. Supervised Visitations.. Customized Trainings.. Education.. Professional Mediation Certification.. Continuing Education Classes.. Master Mediator.. DIY Mediation.. Volunteers.. Calendar.. Volunteer Profiles.. Mediation History.. Resources.. Donate.. Contact.. About Us.. Six Rivers Community Dispute Resolution Center.. Six Rivers Mediation.. is a non-profit community dispute resolution center housed with the Mid Columbia Council of Governments.. We receive funding from local, state and federal organizations in order to provide low cost conflict resolution and education services to the Mid Columbia region.. Our mediators and facilitators are  ...   environment for settling disputes, as well as education and training opportunities.. Frustrated? Stressed? Need help identifying ways to move forward?.. Explore our website to learn how we can help.. Mission Statement.. By establishing a forum where each party is heard,.. we teach listening.. By creating an environment where each party can speak,.. we teach communication.. By developing processes that seek resolution,.. we teach the importance of dialogue.. By building these processes into a method of mediating disputes.. we teach citizenship.. Copyright 2010 Six Rivers Community Mediation.. Share.. |.. Privacy Policy.. |.. Contact Us.. (541) 386-1283 | 205 N Wasco Loop Hood River, OR 97031 |.. info@6rivers.. org..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Programs
    Descriptive info: Programs.. Six Rivers is committed to making our services available to an array of communities and interest groups throughout the Mid-Columbia region.. However, our work would not be possible without the amazing support that we receive from both local and national programs.. To learn more about Six River s work within these programs click the links below.. Our Programs.. Affordable Solutions.. •.. Oregon USDA Certified FSA Mediation Program.. Manufactured Community Resources.. Community Mediation.. We strive to bring.. cost effective.. options to individuals and organizations and offer reduced costs  ...   discuss payment options.. Manufactured Community Dwelling and USDA Farm Mediations are paid for by OR Housing and Community Services and US Department of Agriculture and are provided free of charge to our clients.. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.. Click here.. to see our sliding fee scale or call us today to discuss payment options.. To Listen.. To Listen another s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.. ~ Douglas Sheere..

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  • Title: Oregon Agricultural Mediation Program - USDA Agricultural Mediation
    Descriptive info: Oregon Agricultural Mediation Program.. In October 2010, Oregon became the 38th state in the country to have a USDA Farm Services Agency Certified Mediation Program for Agricultural Disputes.. Agriculture Mediation Process.. :.. This process includes an informal review to look at Statutory and Regulatory requirements.. Local officials will listen to your concerns, however, they do not have the power to overrule laws and regulations.. You will be allowed to explain how you view the problems and how your situation is applicable to resolution.. Both you and your local officials will participate in forming an agreement that works for both of you.. Types of Cases Include.. :.. Wetlands determinations.. Compliance with farm programs.. Conservation programs.. Rural water loan programs.. Grazing on federal lands.. Pesticide applications.. What Is The Cost?.. There is no cost to the Producer or your local USDA.. As Oregon s  ...   applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual s income is derived from any public assistance program.. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.. ) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.. ) should contact USDA s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.. W.. , Stop 9410, Washington, D.. C.. 20250-9410 or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).. Additional Information:.. USDA Agricultural Mediation Program background information.. Oregon Farm Service Agency.. Oregon Natural Resource Conservation Service..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Manufactured Community Resources
    Descriptive info: Manufactured Dwelling Communities offer unique benefits and sometimes complicated living challenges.. Six Rivers contracts with the Oregon Housing and Community Services Manufactured Communities Resource Center (MCRC ORS 446.. 543) to provide mediation and training in conflict resolution for landlords and tenants in parks throughout Oregon s Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Wheeler and Gilliam Counties.. Six Rivers is available to facilitate park meetings and skills training sessions.. If there are important decisions that need to be made, but your park is having a hard time figuring out the right  ...   to collaborate ideas, brainstorm solutions and make sure that everyone is heard.. Additionally, communication, listening, and conflict resolution skills training sessions are available to your park owners, managers, and residents.. One hour to full day sessions will be catered to fit the needs of participants.. All services provided to Manufactured Community Parks are FREE OF CHARGE! Call us today to find out more about how our program can help your community.. Mediation Can Help With:.. Evictions.. Property disputes.. Neighbor disputes.. Environmental concerns.. Park rules and regulations.. Communication difficulties..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Community Mediation in Oregon and Washington
    Descriptive info: Six Rivers is proud to be a part of hundreds of community mediation centers throughout the nation working to provide effective and comprehensive conflict resolution services to community members and organizations.. Six Rivers Community Mediation bridges the Columbia River Gorge, providing services in both Oregon and Washington State.. We are an active member of the network of Dispute Resolution Centers (DRC) in the Pacific Northwest and work together with other DRC s to ensure Best Practices in mediation, conflict coaching, facilitation, and training in communities large and small.. Resolution Washington.. (ResWA) is made up of the Washington Association of Dispute Resolution Centers (DRC  ...   Washington members work closely with Superior Courts to provide the highest quality Parenting Plan and Dissolution of Marriage mediated agreements, as well as with the Department of Commerce to provide mediation services for the recently adopted Foreclosure Fairness Act which provides foreclosure mediations to community members.. The.. Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution.. (OOCDR) administers grants to support 20 centers serving 25 counties throughout Oregon.. Centers are characterized by a dual purpose of promoting civic engagement and resolving community disputes at the earliest point of engagement.. OOCDR works to support Community Dispute Resolution Centers (CDRC s) through grantmaking, training, consultation, networking, and research..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Local and Regional Government Programs
    Descriptive info: Local and Regional Government Programs.. Six Rivers is a shining example of collaborative government.. As a program under Mid-Columbia Council of Governments (MCCOG), Six Rivers serves the five county region of Oregon s Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Wheeler and Gilliam Counties.. Six Rivers contracts with Sherman County, Wasco County and the City of The Dalles to provide neighbor to neighbor, landlord tenant and business consumer mediated agreements.. Six Rivers began as a grassroots concept in the  ...   Resolution Commission member felt there was a need for a fundamental shift back to neighbors working together to solve problems.. Now, with over 10 years of service to the Mid-Columbia communities, we can proudly say that our partnerships with local and regional governments have provided countless opportunities for positive resolution of complex conflicts for both community members and agencies alike.. Counties Served.. Hood River County.. Wasco County.. Gilliam County.. Sherman County.. Wheeler County.. Klickitat County.. Skamania County..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Washington State Foreclosure Mediation
    Descriptive info: Washington State Foreclosure Mediation.. Foreclosure Mediation Bill Passes into WA State Law.. On Thursday, April 14, Governor Chris Gregoire signed into law the Foreclosure Fairness Act , giving homeowners the option of face to face mediation with the bank or company servicing their mortgage.. Of the 27 states which do not require court approval of foreclosures, Washington is only the 3rd to adopt this type of program.. Dispute Resolution Centers (DRCs) around the State are preparing to offer foreclosure mediation services to residents as early as July, 2011.. Resolution  ...   several members provided testimony that helped advance the bill.. DRC mediators are identified within the bill as one category of eligible mediators.. As efforts now shift to enacting the bill, DRCs are in discussion with the Department of Commerce regarding training for these mediators.. Six Rivers Community Mediation is proud to be a member of Resolution Washington, and a contributor to the development of cutting edge uses of mediation.. Download.. If you would like to dowload and view the entirety of the state of Washington's foreclosure bill click.. here..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Services
    Descriptive info: We help people solve problems and resolve conflict.. We provide trained mediators to create positive conversations and a safe environment for settling disputes.. Our Services.. Six Rivers offers an array of conflict resolution services to the community, please click on the links below to find out more about specific offerings.. Mediation.. Supervised Visitation.. Customized Trainings.. Delving Deeper.. At Six Rivers our goal is dive below the surface issues and identify what really needs to be addressed in order to resolve the conflict..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Mediation
    Descriptive info: Mediation gets to the source of the conflict and provides a facilitated dialogue that brings together those who are most able to craft solutions that address the root cause.. We work with all parties to choose the best option for your unique situation.. Six Rivers specializes in Agricultural, Family, Youth, Workplace, Divorce, and Neighbor to Neighbor mediations.. Interested in Mediating?.. Frequently Asked Questions.. What to Expect.. Mediations can be set up in 3 easy steps.. 1.. Give us a call!.. Start by calling us for a free consultation to see if mediation is a good fit for your situation.. Case developers will spend time learning a bit about what is going on for you.. During this phone call, the case developer will help you initiate the process of identifying needs, clarifying interests, and preparing for mediation.. 2.. Contact other party.. Mediators will work with you to gather contact information for the other party and will then get in touch with them to explain the mediation process and invite them to mediate.. 3.. Scheduling the Mediation.. Once all parties have agreed to mediation, your case developer will schedule mediators and coordinate a time that works well for all parties involved to sit down and have a productive conversation.. Six Rivers Community Mediation Services can be reached by calling toll free (888) 628-4101.. Office hours are 8:30 a.. m.. - 5:00 p.. Monday - Friday.. Call us and we will help you explore your options and find the right solution!.. Six Rivers mediation framework focuses on an interest based negotiation process; our mediators strive to help clients identify, communicate and understand both parties needs and goals in order to build solutions that address the real issues behind the conflict.. We generally utilize a facilitative model in our  ...   , but the mediation process itself is indeed a unique experience.. The mediator is there to help the parties decide what the important issues are, explore misunderstandings, illuminate listening techniques and discover solutions.. What happens when we find a solution?.. If an agreement is reached, a written agreement will be drafted and each party will sign the agreement.. How much time will it take?.. Each mediation is different.. In most cases Six Rivers maintains a 2 hour maximum for each session and the majority of cases are resolved within 2 hours.. Breaks are generally allowed, speak to your mediator at the beginning of the session in regards to how they would prefer to handle break time if necessary.. Sometimes it is necessary to schedule a follow up session.. If a second session is determined appropriate in your case, times and locations will be decided upon prior to leaving the initial mediation session.. Is this meeting confidential?.. Yes.. The mediator(s) will keep confidential everything you say during the mediation.. At the beginning of the mediation, you will be asked to sign a Consent to Mediate agreement to keep matters discussed in the mediation confidential.. The mediator(s) will review the agreement with you and answer any questions you may have at that time.. The agreement explains that the mediators will not discuss matters covered in the mediation outside of the mediation, this includes requests for information from the courts.. These videos will give you a good idea of what to expect during your mediation session.. Mediation Services:.. Agricultural.. Pesticides, wetlands, loans, conservation plans.. Family.. Parent/teen, family decision making, household rule creation.. Youth.. Victim Offender, First Offender mediation, teen mediation.. Workplace.. Contractual disputes, employee/supervisor, employee/employee.. Divorce.. Parenting plans, dissolution of marriage.. Neighbor.. Boundary line disputes, animals, shared resources..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Facilitations
    Descriptive info: Facilitations.. Group decision making can be a most difficult task.. Complex conflicts can be untangled with diligence and the appropriate conflict resolution process.. Six Rivers draws from a cadre of experienced mediators and facilitators to work with you on a customized decision making plan.. We provide meeting rooms, process guides, agenda crafting, decision tracking, logistics and conflict resolution at the right pace for your situation.. Six Rivers is available to contract cases through state and local agencies including Portland State University, Oregon Consensus, United States Forest Service, Library Districts and more.. Types of Facilitation.. Success Stories.. FAQs.. Public engagement projects and open meeting facilitation.. Goal setting sessions.. Strategic planning process design and implementation.. Public dialogue sessions to ensure collaborative decision making processes involving contentious issues.. Oregon Health Authority Community Discussions, Baker City & Florence, Oregon:.. Six Rivers contracted through Oregon Solutions to facilitate discussions aimed at gathering community input to help guide Oregon Health Authority in developing criteria for an insurance exchange program as part of mandated federal insurance reform.. Mt.. Hood National Forest, Parkdale, Oregon:.. Six Rivers worked with a variety of stakeholder groups to collaborate and problem solve complex fire response and forest management plans proposed for the wildland urban interface zone near Cooper Spur in the Mt.. Hood Forest Service District.. Measure 37, Hood River, Oregon:.. Collaborated with Hood River Valley Residence committee and HR County to conduct focus groups and a townhall meeting to address divergent viewpoints on how Measure 37 was expected to affect the county.. Six Rivers worked to create an atmosphere where strong opinions where strong emotions and heated opinions could be shared and heard, bringing people together around common goals.. Wasco County Library District, The Dalles, Oregon:.. Strategic planning session aimed at uniting the main branch and five satellite libraries around a common vision on how to implement and allocate funds resulting from the creation of a new tax district that would generate funding for the library.. Future Forum Project National Scenic Area, Corbet, Oregon and Underwood, Washington:.. Facilitated meetings between local residents and US Forest Service National Scenic Area in order to gain community input on how the Scenic Area designation has affected residents throughout the Mid-Columbia Region.. Child Care Partners, The Dalles, Oregon:.. Six Rivers led parents, childcare providers, and social service workers in a townhall meeting visioning session.. The  ...   Scope of the Contract.. Decide what needs to be addressed, when and why.. Decide on stakeholders and representation.. Clarify impact of group decisions, consequences of success.. How much will it cost?.. Case analysis is provided free of charge.. Different rates apply depending on whether the group is a supporting member of Six Rivers Community Mediation, a non-profit, government entity or corporation.. Check out our Fee for Services table located on the Services page and contact staff for an individual case analysis and quote.. When should I bring in a facilitator?.. Facilitate literally means to make easier.. Intervene means to enter into an ongoing system of relationships.. Generally it is more difficult to resolve a problem that has become entrenched in the group s history.. As soon as you notice the group communication becoming more difficult, you should contact a facilitator and discuss the potential approaches.. You may find a shorter intervention will make things easier for everyone.. How does a facilitator really help?.. Bringing a professional facilitator to your group is intervening in the group s normal process and signals that things are becoming complex.. The act of organizing a meeting, keeping participants on task and moving in an efficient and respectful manner, takes a lot of concentration.. By filling that role, a professional facilitator will free up energy within the group and allow all members to bring much deeper focus to the subject matter.. A trained facilitator will bring organized process into the group atmosphere and has the potential to shape a more efficient and effective future for the group dynamics.. Does the facilitator need to be an expert in the subject matter?.. It can be helpful to hire a facilitator who is familiar with your field.. We find it to be particularly helpful to be conversant in the vocabulary, acronyms and relationships of the various stakeholders.. It also makes the process move faster and more efficiently if the facilitator knows the context in which the decisions must be made.. For example: applicable federal regulations, jurisdictions and charges of stakeholders.. During the case analysis the facilitator should determine a timeframe for becoming sufficiently educated in the subject matter to conduct the facilitation.. Our Facilitators Provide:.. Structured meeting facilitations.. Focus on the future.. Collaborative processes.. Creative ways to get to a solution.. Process design.. Group decision making.. Strategic plans.. Public dialougue..

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  • Title: Six Rivers - Conflict Coaching
    Descriptive info: Conflict Coaching.. Let s face it, often times the person you are dealing with does not feel the same way about resolving the conflict that you do.. Conflict Coaching results in a personalized plan for you to move through the situation without relying on the unpredictable nature of another party.. Six Rivers provides ultimate customization through analysis of your conflict resolution style,  ...   something that might make a tough situation a bit easier? Call us today for a free consultation to see if Conflict Coaching is the right fit for your situation.. Approaching Conflict.. See it from another perspective.. Forgive.. Brainstorm Ideas.. 4.. Say you re sorry.. 5.. Accept an apology.. 6.. Tell what s really bothering you.. 7.. Ask questions.. 8.. Let go of expectations..

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