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: [email protected]

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:[email protected]

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 [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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’