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President's Message

As we approach our 20th anniversary, I am both grateful and honored to be the 2016-2017 President of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM). This elite organization has now grown to 175 carefully selected members from all parts of the globe and continues to be regarded as the pre-eminent collection of commercial mediators ever assembled...to read the full message CLICK HERE

Congratulations to Distinguished Fellow and IAM Board member, Jon Fidler on being awarded the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in ADR for 2016!...To read more CLICK HERE


Mediator Practices and Perceptions (Part 3):

A Call for Feedback on Mediator Evaluation and Opinion-Giving

By: Tom Stipanowich, IAM Honorary Fellow & Karinya Verghese*

Email: Thomas.Stipanowich@pepperdine.edu & karinya@karinyaverghese.com 

As a recap (or for new readers) Tom’s recent article titled “Insights on Mediator Practices and Perceptions,” outlines three areas of apparent regional divergence in mediation practice, arising out of the 2014 survey conducted by the IAM and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law...to read more click here


2016 Fall Conference
September 22 - 24, 2016
Vancouver, BC

The theme of this conference is "Perspective Is Everything" with a focus on doing what mediators do best - looking at disputes in different ways and understanding that participants in the mediation bring different perspectives to the table as well. 

For more information, download a copy of the brochure

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