International Mediation Awareness Week: 7-11 November

International Mediation Awareness Week will be celebrated on 7-11 November, during which over 130 events will take place virtually, across the world, including:
  • Mock Mediations
  • Keynote talks from eminent professionals and sector representatives from around the world
  • Webinars and learning sessions for mediators and non-mediators
  • Networking and reflective group sessions

The International Mediation Institute invites you to expand knowledge on mediation, celebrate the diversity of practice and meet new and old colleagues, by registering to the events.

Events and Registration link: Join an IMAW Event

IMI will present during the following two events:

“International Mediation Certification and the International Mediation Institute”

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 8 November 2022 10:00am to 11:00am (Europe)/Europe (CET) (find your time here and register here)

“Europe Section” of IMAW

During this session, IMI Executive Director Ivana Ninčić Österle will give an overview of IMI’s work and the various certification processes, answering typical questions such as: What are the differences between an IMI Qualified and Certified mediator and what are the paths to reach these qualifications? Why certify and what are the client’s advantages for choosing an IMI Certified Mediator? What is an international mediator and what standards does such a mediator have to fulfil? What is the role of IMI in developing and shaping the future of international mediation? Half of the session will be reserved for questions from the audience.

Keynote Talk: “Enabling Diversity in Practice and a Strong Voice for Mediators”

Date & Time: 

Friday, 11 November 2022 10:00am to 11:00am (United Kingdom)/UK (GMT) (11 am CET)) (find your time here and register here)

“UK Section” of IMAW

During this session, IMI Executive Director Ivana Ninčić Österle will be talking about the need for the profession to have a strong voice, both nationally and internationally, as the emerging trend is the regulation of mediation practitioners. With regulation there is a clear need to make sure that the normative framework for mediation fosters a diversity and quality of practice.

We were delighted to be part of the pre-IMAW fireside chat on “Making Mediation the Norm: Embedding a Cross-Sector Culture of Better Conflict Resolution” with leading mediation institutions on Thursday, 3 November, with rich discussions about improving engagement within different sectors and a review of the journey so far. The recording may be viewed here.

If you miss any event of interest, you can access the recordings here: Recordings Archive (

We look forward to seeing you there!

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