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OCDC Nominations Sought

Nov. 7, 2011

The Office of the Ombudsperson is seeking nominations for approximately 15 students and six faculty and staff to participate in training for mediation and negotiation skills for the Oberlin College Dialogue Center (OCDC) during the 2011-2012 academic year.

The OCDC is a multipartial independent entity within Oberlin College, which strives to promote change through conflict transformation, mediation, community building, educational workshops, and facilitated dialogue. Our program is based on a social justice model and therefore it is the responsibility of our group to uphold the belief in social change. Because of its efforts, the OCDC continues to reduce the burden of conflict on campus and in the Oberlin community at large with a success rate of 95 percent.

Please submit nominations via e-mail by November 15, 2011. It is our hope to complete selections by December 17, 2011, in order to organize training sessions, which will take place at the end of winter term, February 1-5, 2012. Should you have questions, please send them by email to Yeworkwha.Belachew@oberlin.edu.