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The Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering mediation as a profession and a practice. We provide professional development for mediators, serve as a public resource about mediation, and promote the use of mediation in disputes. 

MANO had its beginnings in 1991 with a small group of mediators meeting informally in living rooms and coffee houses on a monthly basis for the purpose of exchanging information, challenging one another with questions about their practice, and providing networking and support for one another.  Since that time, the group has evolved into a more structured, active group of professionals from a variety of backgrounds including, among others, law, mental health, conflict management, and organizational development.  The work of the Organization is coordinated by an Executive Board, four standing committees (Professional Education, Public Outreach, Membership, and Annual Meeting), and the efforts of many committed members who share an interest in promoting the use and practice of mediation in the northeast Ohio region.

Our general meetings (open to members and non-members alike) are held during the first week of the odd-numbered months at a variety of locations.  (Please see our Upcoming MANO Events tab for information on topics, times and locations.)  Meetings generally begin at 6:30 p.m. with a half-hour of networking followed at 7:00 p.m. by announcements and a speaker presenting on a topic of professional interest. An annual meeting is held in April of each year.  This meeting is comprised of a more extensive educational component together with a business meeting including the announcement of newly elected officers.

In addition to its bi-monthly meetings, MANO is also involved with a number of other projects and activities including:

--Sponsoring training in mediation related topics;

--Case discussion groups in which participants can share professional tips and practice concerns;

--A speaker's bureau in which MANO members provide presentations for organizations tailored to the need of the specific group;

--Participation in statewide dialogues on mediation-related issues.