Worldwide Mediation Mentorship Programme

Five major actors of the mediation world have joined forces to create a unique WORLDWIDE MEDIATION MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME (WMMP):  IMI’s Young Mediators’ Initiative (YMI), the International International Academy of Mediators (IAM), Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs (IFCM), Instituto de Certificaçao e Formaçao de Mediadores Lusofonos (ICFML – also an IMI Qualifying Assessment Program), and the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI).

The WMMP is supported by the International Centre for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

All organisations work closely together to establish guidelines and create a framework that enhances mediation mentorships around the globe. The programme facilitates the encounter between mediators new to the profession and experienced mediation professionals wishing to enter in a mentor-mentee relationship.


  1. Recruit and support the next generation of commercial mediation scholars and practitioners, by creating mentorship opportunities
  2. Foster connections, knowledge sharing and skill development
  3. Commit to maintain the levels of excellent and ethics within mediation profession

Experienced ADR members and those at the beginning of their mediation career are invited to join this programme.

Searching for a mentor?

The first step is to join YMI. All YMI members are automatically qualified to join WMMP. You will soon be able to search potential mentors. (Last updated 12 February 2019.)

Interested in becoming a mentor?

IMI Certified Professionals are encouraged to join the WMMP as mentors. If you are logged into your IMI Certified profile, you can express your interest using the form below; otherwise, please register your interest:

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