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Website updates – menus and forums

Website updates - menus and forums

Based on feedback and with a view to enhancing navigability, we have made some changes to the main menu of our website. You will see that ‘Practitioners’ has been replaced ... Read More
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Call for feedback – “IMI Accreditation”

Call for feedback - "IMI Accreditation"

In January of this year, IMI launched the possibility for organisations to have their training programs recognised as meeting the high international standards established by IMI’s independent expert taskforce. These ... Read More
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Moving Mediation Practice Forward— Is It Time for Certification? (Part Two)

Moving Mediation Practice Forward— Is It Time for Certification? (Part Two)

This article continues from the first part, which you can read here. Is certification desired? In 2016 IMI published a Biennial Census Survey Report on the field of international mediation ... Read More
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Version 2.0: Rebooting the EU’s International Mediation Role

Version 2.0: Rebooting the EU’s International Mediation Role

The “EU as International Mediator” research network has produced a policy brief on the EU’s Mediation Concept and ongoing role in international mediation. It is published with permission here, and ... Read More

Moving Mediation Practice Forward— Is It Time for Certification? (Part One)

Moving Mediation Practice Forward— Is It Time for Certification? (Part One)

Celebrations were many in 2018. The New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section celebrated its 10th Anniversary, the International Mediation Institute (IMI) also celebrated the same landmark, and the ... Read More
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Arbitration v Mediation

Arbitration v Mediation

Many people confuse arbitration and mediation, and use the words synonymously, but the two processes are quite distinct, and the goals and mechanics for each are different. Let’s take a ... Read More
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Negotiating In “Blind” Faith

Negotiating In “Blind” Faith

This article was originally submitted to Kluwer Mediation Blog, and may be viewed here. It has been reproduced with permission. I was recently witness to a mediation session during which ... Read More
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Crab Fights: Mediating The Future Of Svalbard’s Resources

Crab Fights: Mediating The Future Of Svalbard’s Resources

Not many people know that since 2015, the European Union and Norway have been in a dead-lock over crabs. The Snow Crab Conflict has far-reaching implications for Norway’s vast seafood ... Read More
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Processing fees for QAP applications

Processing fees for QAP applications

IMI Qualifying Assessment Programs qualify Mediators and Mediation Advocates to become IMI Certified. Qualifying Assessment Programs, or QAPs, are run by organisations located around the world. (Find your nearest QAP ... Read More
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Launch of the Worldwide Mediator Mentorship Program

Launch of the Worldwide Mediator Mentorship Program

The time has come to change the perception and value of young mediators on the worldwide mediation landscape. Members of the WMMP Five major actors of the mediation world have ... Read More
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New QAPs in Italy and Austria

New QAPs in Italy and Austria

IMI’s Appraisal Committee have approved two new Qualifying Assessment Programs, in Italy and in Austria. QAPs assess experienced mediators, enabling them to gain IMI Certification. QAPs can be searched here ... Read More
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Introducing the IAC

Introducing the IAC

IMI would like to introduce its new Independent Advisory Committee, or IAC. This body, consisting of a small number of experts with diverse backgrounds, is replacing the former Independent Standards ... Read More
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