Resources Overview

Mediation participants and practitioners may find the following resources helpful. For more information about collaborative processes in Oregon, or about Oregon Consensus services, please contact Oregon Consensus.

Collaborative practices

A Practical Guide to Consensus (excerpt) describes what to consider in designing and sponsoring a public policy consensus process. The complete guide and related publications are available for purchase at the Kitchen Table Democracy website.

Collaboration in NEPA (PDF) was published by the Council on Environmental Government to assist federal agencies to use collaboration as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

Mediator competencies and standards

Competencies for Public Dispute Resolvers (PDF) presents qualifications and standards for public policy mediators as published by the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (now Association for Conflict Resolution), and adopted by its Board in 1992.

Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (PDF) were developed by the American Arbitration Association, and have been adopted by many mediation organizations.

Oregon Mediation Association (OMA) Core Standards of Mediation Practice serve as and educational tool for Oregon mediators and mediation participants, and are adopted as practice guidelines by OMA member mediators.

Mediation and collaborative governance organizations