The ADR Center conducts and co-sponsors periodic training sessions for students, UO staff, and community members.
The clinic is a joint venture with the UO’s Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management and the master’s degree program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution.
Students learn about nonprofit work with the assistance of experienced practitioners in the field, and through hands-on experience working with nonprofit clients.
Public Policy Facilitation Training and Field Placement
Offered through a partnership with the National Policy Consensus Center, this intensive training provides an introduction to the use of collaborative governance approaches for addressing complex public policy issues.
Emphasis is placed on how to apply the five stages of the collaborative process to resolve issues, including the skills needed to structure meetings, lead groups, and reach decisions using consensus. Interested participants are then placed on field placements throughout Oregon.
Other Field Placements
The Law School keeps a list of pre-approved placements and also makes it possible for students to propose new field placements. Many of these opportunities relate to ADR practice in dispute resolution or transactional contexts.