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 joined forces to create a unique WORLDWIDE MEDIATION MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME (WMMP):  IMI’s Young Mediators’ Initiative (YMI), the International International Academy of Mediators (IAM), Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs (IFCM), Instituto de Certificaçao e Formaçao de Mediadores Lusofonos (ICFML – also an IMI Qualifying Assessment Program), and the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). The WMMP is supported by the International Centre for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

IMI’s Young Mediators’ Initiative gives mediators who are young (and ‘young in experience’) the opportunity to gain experience and build networks in the field of mediation. It was established in 2010. Learn more about YMI, and read an article with a former YMI member who went on to become IMI Certified.

Since 2010, YMI has facilitated mentorship opportunities for its members. However, the demand for mentors was larger than the number of available experienced mediators who could act as mentor. For this reason, YMI looked for support in enhancing its mentorship programme, ensuring not just more opportunities to find mentors, but also looking for a ment