About the IAM

Welcome to the International Academy of Mediators

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


The mission of the International Academy of Mediators is to define standards and qualifications for the professional mediator of commercial disputes and to promote the mediation process as the preferred means of resolving disputes.


The Academy fosters the highest standards of integrity and competence in the mediation of commercial disputes. Promoting the study and understanding of the mediation process, and educating the public, courts and legislative bodies on effective and appropriate uses of mediation are at the core of IAM’s mission. The Academy also encourages friendly association among the members of the profession and cooperation with other organizations, institutions and societies interested in mediation.


The Academy’s goal is the general acceptance of the concept of mediation as a separate discipline and profession, distinct from other fields. This aspect of the mission achieves recognition of high qualifications and standards for IAM Membership.

For more information on membership send an email to richard@iamed.org

On behalf of the entire IAM family, welcome to the website of the International Academy of Mediators, an organization comprised of the world’s finest commercial mediators.

Our Academy continuously seeks ways to enhance the delivery of mediation services. Our twice yearly conferences provide us the opportunity to come together in the spirit of camaraderie and collegiality (the two enduring hallmarks of the IAM) and learn from the best on how to improve our mediation skills. Throughout the year we derive knowledge from each other via blogs and other online communication exchanges. We constantly strive to make each other better at what we do. The Academy provides our members with an opportunity for establishment of long term professional and personal relationships.

As you browse our website, find out more about the IAM and its members. Should you wish to obtain further information about the process of becoming a member, please contact our Executive Director, Richard Rejino, at richard@iamed.org.

Lee M. Jacobson President, 2018-2019 International Academy of Mediators