Essential Mediation Solutions Ltd’s IMI Certified Mediator Training Program may now be conducted online

IMI is pleased to announce that Essential Mediation Solutions has been approved to deliver its training program online. EMS was approved as an IMI CMTP in February 2021 and now its online version has been recognized as meeting IMI’s competency criteria required of CMTPs.

Consequently, individuals who now successfully complete their online CMTP will be eligible for recognition as IMI Qualified Mediators should they choose to apply with IMI.
In addition, EMS has been successfully audited in May 2023. The audit procedure is the method through which IMI ensures quality and consistency across its implementing organizations.

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About Essential Mediation Solutions

Essential Mediation Solutions is a civil/commercial and workplace mediation service provider and trainer. EMS provides high quality training and has trained hundreds of delegates from all over the world. Trainers are experienced practicing mediators and educators, and their lead trainer, Emma McAndry, won the Mediation Trainer of the Year UK 2022/23 at the National Mediation Awards, presented at the House of Commons. EMS are proud to be approved by the Civil Mediation Council and International Mediation Institute.

Congratulations to EMS!!!

IMI Certified Mediator Training Programs, or CMTPs, meet international competency criteria for mediation training excellence. Individuals who complete CMTPs are able to become recognised as ‘IMI Qualified Mediators’. CMTPs can be searched here.

As of June 2021, IMI decided to recognize training delivered in part or entirely online as meeting the standards required of IMI CMTPs. Therefore, the Training Criteria now applies equally to programs that deliver training in-person, in hybrid formats, and online. View IMI’s training criteria.

The minimum standards for training that IMI has set has been accepted by the European Commission for Efficiency of Justice – “CEPEJ“ as the minimum European standard (and indirectly by the EU which accepts and looks onto Council of Europe standards – please see and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Council of Europe and the European Union). As such, IMI is the only organisation in the world whose standards have been adopted by an intergovernmental standard-setting organisation.

IMI is the only organisation in the world that transcends local jurisdictions to develop global, professional standards for mediators and advocates involved in collaborative dispute resolution and negotiation.

Interested in having your organisation’s training or assessment program appraised against IMI’s international standards? See how to Register a Program here

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