Training & Events

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The CMD has shifted to remote based services. We appreciate your patience as we navigate new ways of operating. 

Please email us at or call 503-526-2523 for any inquiries.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Summer Workshop Series - Online

Workshops are free, but registration is required.

How to join via remote video call: Instructions will be emailed a few days before the workshop.

Conscious Communication Workshops - taking place virtually this year

These workshops focus on how to build healthy relationships, communicate effectively and resolve conflicts in skillful ways. Participants learn to recognize their own triggers to conflict, understand why many of the ways we respond do not work long term, and how to negotiate better resolutions to difficult issues. This three-part course will be experiential with opportunities for each student to learn about their individual ways of responding to difficult conversations. Through case studies and reflections, everyone will have the opportunity to become skilled at resolving conflicts and create genuine connections. The class will also focus on learning to communicate effectively and respond to conflict while working with diverse cultures. Classes will build on each other but can be taken individually.

Workshop I
Conscious Communication: Communication Habits that Establish Healthy Boundaries

Date: July 30, 2020
Time: 9 am - 12 pm

In this workshop, students will use case studies to understand the nature of conflict and the pitfalls that keep us stuck in ineffective patterns of behavior. Neuroscience helps us understand that our brains play a strong role in how quickly we react to real or perceived threats and the ways we miss opportunities for real connections. Participants will also learn ways to set healthy boundaries, while negotiating in collaborative ways.

Workshop 2
Conscious Communication: Understanding the Language of Emotions

Date: August 6, 2020
Time: 9 am - 12 pm

This workshop will focus on how to recognize negative emotions, discern facts from judgments, and remain neutral in order to understand communication dynamics as they are happening. Participants will practice useful ways to listen beyond right and wrong to get to the true elements of what went wrong. These skills are necessary to eliminate misunderstandings and create healthier communication, while preserving relationships.

Workshop 3
Conscious Communication: Skilled Facilitation – Integrating Diverse Viewpoints

Date: August 13, 2020
Time: 9 am - 12 pm

The third workshop will focus on the art of facilitating conversations that integrate others points of view when looking for best solutions. We will cover ways of working with people of diverse cultures and those of different generations.

Registration is required.