There are many interesting and innovative mediation initiatives emerging globally and we aim to keep you informed by listing these projects here!
To supplement this list with further mediation initiatives, programs and projects, please share the knowledge by emailing us at YMI@IMImediation.org
IIAM Conflict Management Club
IIAM offers limited internships to bright and talented students who look forward to build a career in mediation or ADR. They can coordinate with the IIAM Community Mediation Service as an IIAM Young Conflict Manager, to coordinate with the activities of Community Mediation Clinics and to do research programs on Community Mediation in India.
They can also act as Conveners in starting “Conflict Management Clubs” with the cooperation of teachers and other students in the schools and colleges, so that it could cater peer mediations for resolving conflicts amoung students interse or with teachers’ or staff members and students in an amicable and friendly manner. Teachers, staff members or students who undergo the basic mediation / conflict management training can be Conflict Managers in the Clubs.
For further information on this initiative, please see the IIAM website
James Cook University: Student Conflict Support Service
“Got conflict? We can help! Had an argument with your flatmate and now it’s all awkward because you guys are not talking any more? Wondering how to get things back on track?”
For more information on this support service offered to students of James Cook University, see: http://www.jcu.edu.au/scss
Otago University Peer Mediation Centre
The peer-mediation centre at the University of Otago is a joint initiative of Dr. Heather Devere, a lecturer at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPCS) and Daniel Fridberg, A PhD candidate at NCPCS and a mediation trainer. The project is conducted in partnership with the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPCS) and in coordination with the university’s mediator, Jennifer Anderson.
The main goal of the project is to establish professional sustainable peer-mediation services to the students of the University of Otago and to the wider community of the city of Dunedin. A selected team of students, graduates of a full 28 hours mediators’ training, is responsible for all aspects of running the peer mediation centre.
The peer mediation centre conducts processes and activities for conflict resolution, conflict prevention, staff training, advocacy and consultation.
For further information, see: https://www.facebook.com/otagopeermediate/?fref=ts