Conflict is a natural part of life. If managed correctly, conflict can help us transform our lives and our relationships. Mediators are trained to help us understand the source of our conflicts and identify a path away from adversarial positions and towards positive growth and change. Mediators create a safe space for us to talk about difficult topics and identify creative solutions to the challenges we face. The Oregon Mediation Association works to build greater awareness of mediation and promote it as a useful tool to manage and transform conflict in Oregon.