YMI Supporting Organisations

YMI aims to connect young trained mediators and mediation advocates with each other, with experienced professionals, and with mediation organizations in their region.  We see a great value in creating a global network supporting young mediators and mediation advocates wherever they are based.

Does your organisation share the same vision? Excellent, please join our network of supporting organisations.  A short description of your organisation, a link to your website, and your logo will be featured on this page.

We invite all mediators and organisations to post tips for young mediators, questions for experienced mediators, advertisements for training and experience opportunities, and to share your books, podcasts, videos, blogs and other useful resources in support of Young Mediators worldwide.

Please feel free to guide both experienced and inexperienced mediators and mediation advocates from your organisation to the YMI website so that they may join the YMI network!

Contact the YMI Team at: ymimediation@imimediation.org

ADR Times – Alternative Dispute Resolution Insights & Resources

ADR Times is an online community geared towards ADR practitioners and consumers throughout the world. Our unparalleled collection of scholarly and opinion articles, video content, online fora for ADR topics, and our monthly ADR Times: Perspectives newsletter have made ADR Times one of the leading ADR sites worldwide. We are proud to support YMI, and all of the young mediators who everyday strive to join the world of mediation.

Associazione d’Accord (AdA) (Italy)

Associazione d’Accord (AdA) promotes communication and dispute resolution courses for:

– mediator trainers
– mediators
– lawyers, accountants and other parties’ assistants.

AdA develops innovative learning methodologies on dispute resolution and promotes the culture of mediation together with agencies, associations and people. AdA offers voluntary mediation services, usually in co-mediation. Interdisciplinary skills in our teams allow to find the ideal mediator group according to the case. For more info:associazionedaccord@gmail.com

Association  for International Arbitration (AIA)

The Association for International Arbitration (AIA) is a non-profit organisation aimed to promote the ADR. The AIA focuses on arbitration as a means of dispute resolution and strives to bring together the global community in this field, including judges, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators, academics as well as students. In addition to its commitment to arbitration, the AIA also concentrates on mediation and works towards enhancing awareness about this dispute resolution process and promoting its use through the Network of Mediation Centres and the European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (EMTPJ).

Beyond Conflict Ltd

Beyond Conflict Ltd is a leading ADR provider based in Ireland but working throughout Europe specialising in intercultural conflict. What we do at Beyond Conflict is help our clients positively navigate conflict and challenging situations, assisting them to choose and effectively use the best conflict management process for all parties concerned. We work with corporate, governmental, and NGO organisations providing a  range of services from; conflict investigation and management, education and training, to the use of mediation as a process of helping disputing parties resolve their conflict and find positive outcomes. We also work with leading training organisations in Ireland advising on and developing ADR training programmes.


Exploring the Future of Resolving Conflicts – Virtually! It’s undeniable that conflicts happen everywhere at the touch of a button – Brāv resolves them almost as fast. Brāv is a resource that virtually delivers a real-live person to referee your dispute! Trouble with your neighbor, Classmate, or Colleague? Resolve them effectively online. Brāv trains anyone in conflict resolution strategy. These Brāv Ones in turn help resolve the conflicts of others through our face-to-face online chat platform, instant messaging and more! From issues in school, at home, online, in the workplace, or business, recreational, and religious organizations, Brāv serves all ages, with a particular focus on young adults.

CDRC Vienna – The Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition Vienna

CDRC Vienna is the IBA-VIAC Mediation and Negotiation Competition. University teams from around the world come to Vienna to compete in simulated legal negotiations with the support of a student mediator. The problem is based on the case of the Willem C. VIS Moot. The competition is focused on the students’ ability to utilize negotiation and mediation skills and strategies to successfully negotiate or mediate a settlement that best serves the needs of the parties. The competition is preceded and accompanied by a series of trainings and educational and social events in the field of Consensual Dispute Resolution.

Email office@cdrcvienna.org

CDRC Young Global Ambassador Programme (YGAP)

Are you passionate about mediation and negotiation? Do you want to be part of changing how a new generation will resolve conflicts? Are you proactive and communicative? Then the CDRC Global Young Ambassador Programme might be for you!

CDRC Vienna invites young professionals to become part of its global network and to help it spread the concept of its mission and its enthusiasm for mediation and negotiation. Young professionals can apply to become the ambassador of their region to help represent CDRC Vienna and create a mutual opportunity to connect with a diverse community of students, professionals, institutions and organizations around the world.

Concilia – Conflict Management and A.D.R

CONCILIA is the Italian Leading ADR Provider, established in 1999 and accredited by the Italian Ministry of Justice to provide services of training and consultancy in mediation. We are also experts in arbitration, negotiation and other ADR methods.

Before the company was formed, some members were already active in the ADR since 1997. CONCILIA is a company made up of academics, lawyers, accountants, experts in training and marketing.

Over the last ten years CONCILIA has contributed greatly, working with top professionals to create the history of the ADR system in Italy.

The professionalism of the CONCILIA’s experts is chosen, for over ten years, by major groups, companies, lawyers, notaries, accountants, governments, chambers of commerce, ministries, universities.

Email: concilia@concilia.it

First ADR Kit

‘First ADR Kit’ strategic partnership is a cross-sector cooperation between organisations active in the fields of intercultural communication, conflict management, active citizenship and youth participation. The project is aimed at creating new educational methods of teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation, negotiation, conciliation, dispute boards) with the use non-formal education tools.

Project is dedicated to three target groups. First is a team of 20 youth trainers who will participate in intense training on the topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution delivered by professional mediators and conflict managers. Second group consists of youth leaders and young professionals who will participate and evaluate the training courses developed and delivered by the youth trainers. The third group includes partner organisations, professional ADR institutions, educational institutions, stakeholders active on the labour market, other interested individuals.

During the ‘First ADR Kit’ project, participants will conduct research on ADR service and education, prepare new workshop scenarios combining ADR with NFE (including two games scenarios. Trainers will participate in two training courses and after them they will be ready to conduct trainings on ADR for youth. The project will end with Conferences in each partner country on the topic of the results of the ‘First ADR KIt’ Project.

The project is funded with support from the European Commission.

Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs (IFCM)

IFCM, Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs, was created as a non-profit organization with the sole purpose being to grant complying mediators a certification. IFCM has been created at the initiative of the Académie de la Médiation, a think-tank dedicated to developing and promoting mediation in French speaking countries. The IFCM is the only IMI QAP (Qualifying Assessment Program) in France. L’IFCM est le seul QAP (Qualifying Assessment Program) de l’IMI en France.

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.

Instituto de Certificação e Formação de Mediadores Lusófonos

The ICFML (“Instituto de Certificação e Formação de Mediadores Lusófonos” i.e. the “Portuguese-Speaking Mediators’ Training and Accreditation Institute) is a Portuguese  not-for-profit membership organization  established in August 2011 to host CPLC (Community of Portuguese Language Countries including Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor) mediators’ training and accreditation and qualify Mediators for IMI Certification via a Qualifying Assessment Program (QAP).

International Mediation Institute (IMI)

The Young Mediators Initiative (YMI) was established under the umbrella of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in 2010.

IMI is a non-profit foundation and registered charity established in 2007 as a global public service initiative to drive transparency and high competency standards into mediation practice across all fields, worldwide. IMI is Internet-based and operates worldwide but has its main office in The Hague, The Netherlands.

L’Académie de la Médiation

L’Académie de la Médiation is an informal work group comprised of judges, lawyers, jurists, CEOs and mediators who gather periodically to work towards the promotion and development of commercial mediation in France. Among its many accomplishments, L’Académie de la Mediation is responsible for the Charter of Inter-company Mediation, the Charter of Lawyers for Mediation, Mediation Kits for Lawyers, Judges and Enterprises. After much thought, the members of the Academy decided to create the IFCM L’Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs – which is the only QAP Qualifying Assessment Program under the jurisdiction of the IMI.”

“L’Académie de la Médiation est un groupe de travail informel, regroupant magistrats, avocats, juristes, chefs d’entreprises et médiateurs, qui se réunit périodiquement afin d’œuvrer pour la promotion et le développement de la médiation commerciale en France. L’Académie de la Médiation est, entre autres accomplissements, à l’origine de la Charte de la Médiation Inter-Entreprises, de la Charte des Cabinets d’Avocats pour la Médiation, des Kits de la Médiation pour l’Avocat, pour le Magistrat, pour l’Entreprise . Leur réflexion a conduit les membres de l’Académie à décider de la création de l’Institut Français de Certification des Médiateur – Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs, seul QAP Qualifying Assessment Program français de l’IMI.

London ADR

London ADR is an accredited mediation provider by the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) of England and Wales. We are a highly ambitious international ADR organisation, with particular expertise in mediation and mediation training. We are committed to helping individuals, organisations and governments prevent, manage and resolve their disputes or conflict, in the most effective, expeditious and efficient way. London ADR is also actively engaged in promoting mediation worldwide, through events, education and training – as an effective mechanism for improving access to justice and as a profession of strategic importance in the 21st century and beyond. We are currently active in Europe, with a base in London and in Africa, with a base in Nigeria.<

Email: info@londonadr.com

Mediation International

MEDIATION INTERNATIONAL is a leading mediation and ADR training service provider operating throughout Spain and across Europe. We provide mediation services and training on an international basis; mentorship and coaching for new and experienced mediators; and qualifications and assessments for civil/commercial and other advanced mediation courses internationally.

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Nederlandse Jonge Mediator (NJM)

The NJM aims to enthuse, inform and introduce students to mediation as a profession. Further goals are to build up a comprehensive overview of possibilities for students to further their skills in the field of mediation.

Email: info@jongemediator.nl

New York Peace Institute (Formerly Safe Horizon Mediation) (New York, USA)

“As experts in conflict response, the New York Peace Institute empowers people to find creative and durable solutions to their disputes. We teach vital conflict resolution skills to communities and organizations, and we advance the field by training and certifying professional mediators.”

NRM Network

The nrm network is a subsidiary to Beyond Conflict Ltd. operating throughout Ireland. We  are a membership organisation open to all practitioners and students of mediation, irrelevant of their affiliations, training or accreditation providers. Our community of mediators ranges from experienced practitioners to newly trained yet inexperienced mediators. Through workshops, discussion groups, and role-play events overseen by qualified mentors and coaches; skills and knowledge can be shared, while best-practice is developed and honed. The ‘nrm network’ also provides members with access to an online web portal, this allows members to keep in contact and up-to-date with industry news and developments.

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.

Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team

The ‘Peacekeeping And Conflict Resolution Team’ (PACT) is a group of like-minded persons who’ve come together with a single aim to promote the use of consensual dispute resolution or CDR. As a collective, PACT aims to catalyse the development of CDR across the nation through its initiatives. PACT aims to implement its initiatives for the communities and work towards the propagation and use of CDR by partnering with organisations and institutions in the areas of education and civil society, judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, ministries, and governments. PACT also provides its resources in conflict management and education by offering a specific range of training and workshop programs. It is also a premium network of global professionals dedicated to CDR.

The Professional Mediators’ Association

The PMA is an independent, not for profit trade association founded in 2007. The PMA represents consumer, business, employment and workplace mediators; mediation organizations; and in-house mediation schemes. The PMA actively promotes mediation as an effective and sustainable process for resolving disputes and we are proud to offer a hub and a voice for professional mediators working across the UK and beyond.

Our vision for Mediation is reflected in our core values:

  • Informing: The PMA will promote mediation as a preferred mechanism for resolving disputes.
  • Excellence: The PMA will promote excellence in all aspects of mediation.
  • Transparency: The PMA will conduct itself in a fair and open manner.
  • Collaboration: The PMA will work with all members and stakeholders to promote collaboration.

Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA)

The Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates is a multi disciplinary cross-professional association of practitioners established to promote and deliver best practice and professional excellence in mediation advocacy through individual and corporate training and commercial activities.


TOOLKIT COMPANY is a Dutch company that was created in 2006 as a result of a European project to develop innovative training materials and international consulting services. It is co-founded by Manon Schonewille and Huub Liefhebber. Since its inception the company developed into a knowledge, resource and training center for Dispute Resolution and Deal Making, as well as a renowned training for trainers organisation that certifies, trains and accredits trainers.

UNOY Peacebuilders: Bringing youth together for peace (The Hague, The Netherlands)

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY – pronounced ‘You Know Why’) is a global network of young people and youth organisations committed to establishing peaceful societies. Young people constitute half of the world’s population, and we strongly believe in their importance in society. It is why we aim to provide youth with the necessary means to contribute to peace.

Since its inception in 1989, UNOY has developed a multi-dimension expertise in its main areas of action that are advocacy and campaigning, capacity building and gender.  Additional core activities are networking, sharing information, research, and fundraising. UNOY has now 49 member organizations in the world.

The Young Mediators’ Group

The future of mediation lies with the young business leaders, mediators and mediation advocates of tomorrow and we are keen to collaborate and share information on a regional and national level to ensure we can assist the process of growth with legal and business communities whilst highlighting the benefits of mediation to the wider world.

The Young Mediators Group currently run events and seminars for our members whilst collaborating with a wide range of like minded groups such as Ciarb, the Law Society of Scotland, Scottish Young Lawyers Association amongst several others.

If you would like to become a supporting organisation of YMI, contact: ymimediation@imimediation.org.

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