November 5th marked the successful launch of the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI).
SIMI is a mediation professional body, with a mission to be the vanguard of professional mediation in Singapore and Southeast Asia. SIMI is not a service provider and will focus on establishing high professional approval and practice standards for mediators, and the promotion of mediation. SIMI is located on the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus, and the Chair of the Board is Professor Joel Lee of the NUS. SIMI has a partnership relationship with IMI, and an IMI director is the Vice-Chair of the SIMI Board. SIMI is introducing a mediator credentialing scheme that coincides with IMI Certification, details of which will be announced shortly.