A Time for Reflection & Conversation

In a climate of immense societal change, what role, if any, should mediators play when resolving conflicts with competing views of societal norms? What are the techniques and practical skills that will assist us and challenge us to provide a more culturally sensitive and bias-aware mediation process?  When we face these issues as mediators, how have changes in commerce, technology, and interpersonal relations affected confidentiality as a cornerstone of mediation?

IAM Fall 2020 Virtual Conference

October 16, 2020

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The IAM is a professional membership organization consisting of the most successful commercial mediators in the world. The IAM is an invitation-only organization that adheres to the highest practice and ethical qualifications. The IAM is highly respected for its education programs, which include internationally acclaimed speakers and cutting edge mediation techniques.

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The purpose of the Mediator Mentorship Program (MMP) is to support our next generation of mediators by identifying and encouraging appropriate candidates to apply for the IAM MMP program, to review and approve mentee applications, to monitor the progress of MMP members, and to assist in the development and oversight of programing tailored to IAM MMP members.

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IAM Past-President Chuck Doran speaks with Natalie Armstrong on her vlog about the IAM and what the Academy is doing to support the next generation of mediators around the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNO0CI0bXEA&feature=youtu.be INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY...

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Join the IAM on Friday, May 1, 2020 at our first virtual mediation conference, "Virtually Yours: A Look to the Future” (registration ends 4/30 at 5 PM ET). For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/iam-online-conf-2020

Effective Virtual #Mediation During the Coronavirus Crisis - https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/insight-effective-virtual-mediation-during-the-coronavirus-crisis

Great to see @IAMtweetsADR member Mary McLain share her insights and skills at the ICC in Paris! https://iccwbo.org/media-wall/news-speeches/university-of-auckland-seals-the-deal-to-become-2020-icc-mediation-competition-winner/

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