Call for members: IMI Qualifying Assessment Programs Appraisal Committee

IMI is looking for further members for its QAP Appraisal Committee.

What does the committee do?

The IMI QAP Appraisal Committee receives applications from organisations who wish to have their program approved as a ‘Qualifying Assessment Program’. These programs assess experienced mediators to the quality of ‘IMI Certified Mediator’. Work is conducted on a voluntary basis, with a commitment of ~3-5 hours per month.

Once a QAP application is received and checked for completion by IMI Support, a call for volunteers is made to the Appraisal Committee. Once 2-3 volunteers are available, the application is sent to them for review and feedback. The application is assessed against IMI’s criteria. If the application has more work to do, then it is sent back to the applicant; otherwise, it is given a final assessment by the Appraisals Committee Chair.

The work of the Appraisals Committee is vital, as QAPs are the ‘quality gateway’ for mediators to become IMI Certified. View current members here.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Advocates for IMI and mediation
  • Willing and available to vet QAP applications
  • Analytical
  • Able to identify potential conflicts of interest
  • Interested in helping organisations and new Qualifying Assessment Programs
  • Interested in helping to continually improve the QAP appraisal process
  • From an organisational background (desirable)
  • Senior in years’ mediation experience or knowledge

This committee is subject to IMI’s Committees and Taskforces policy.

How may I apply?

To apply, please send an email to [email protected], outlining who you are and what your interest is in applying for the committee. Please include a link to your IMI Certified profile (where applicable), LinkedIn, or attach your CV.

See also the IMI Committees and Taskforces Policy for information on how and whom we recruit for committees and taskforces.

Laura Skillen

Posted by Laura Skillen

Laura is part-time Executive Director at IMI. She is also a full-time PhD Researcher in International Relations, investigating political blame, emotions, and polarisation.

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