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Fireside Chat and Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award to Hon. Gladys Alvarez

Some of our members pioneered a state mediation movement. Fewer pioneered a movement in a country. Judge Alvarez created the mediation movement in a continent; she is the mother of mediation in South America. Gladys Stella Alvarez was a National Civil Judge from 1974 until 2005...to read more CLICK HERE

New members inducted in Vancouver

The International Academy of Mediators is pleased to announce that the following new members were inducted in Vancouver at the 2016 Fall conference -Thursday, September 22, 2016

Barry Fisher, Toronto, ON 
Weir Milne, Toronto, ON 
Wendy Kramer, Santa Monica, CA
Hon. Bonnie Sabraw, San Francisco, CA


IAM members in the Toronto area, please take special note that the Ontario Bar Association will be presenting their Award of Excellence for Alternative Dispute Resolution to IAM Board of Governors member, Jon Fidler at a celebration to be held on October 27th. For more information...CLICK HERE


Reframing the Mediation Lexicon
By: Eric R. Galton, IAM Distinguished Fellow (with a great deal of help from friends)
Email: eric@lakesidemediation.com
See full article at www.iamed.org

Words matter.  So in basic mediation training we teach neutral words and reframing.  But is our mediation lexicon stale and itself in need of reframing?  As I pursued this question, I spoke with world class mediators, some of whom are mentioned below...to read more click here




2017 Spring Conference
April 27-29, 2017
Memphis, Tennessee

2017 Fall Conference
November 1-4, 2017
Austin, Texas

2018 Spring Conference

May 10-12, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland

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