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  • Launch of the Worldwide Mediator Mentorship Program February 12, 2019
    The time has come to change the perception and value of young mediators on the worldwide mediation landscape. 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 eContinue […]
    Angela Herberholz
  • New QAPs in Italy and Austria January 29, 2019
    IMI’s Appraisal Committee have approved two new Qualifying Assessment Programs, in Italy and in Austria. QAPs assess experienced mediators, enabling them to gain IMI Certification. QAPs can be searched here. European Mediation Academy The “European Mediation Academy” (EMEAC) – Europäische Mediationsakademie is an independent, non-profit distributing and a non-governmental professional membership organization created by theContinue […]
    Laura Skillen
  • Introducing the IAC January 22, 2019
    IMI would like to introduce its new Independent Advisory Committee, or IAC. This body, consisting of a small number of experts with diverse backgrounds, is replacing the former Independent Standards Commission, reflecting IMI’s growth and new needs. It will help to ensure IMI’s independence and international viewpoint in the establishment and maintenance of standards inContinue […]
    Laura Skillen

All past GPC posts are now available on the IMI website.

The Global Pound Conference Series 2016-2017

Initiated by the International Mediation Institute (a not-for-profit organisation), the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17 will facilitate the development of 21st century commercial dispute resolution tools, at domestic, regional and international levels. We invite you to get involved. 
Launched in Singapore and finishing in London in 2017, the GPC Series is a not-for-profit global project that will convene all stakeholders in dispute resolution - commercial parties,  chambers of commerce, lawyers, academics, judges, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, government officials, and others - at conferences around the world. Currently scheduled to take place in 40 cities across 31  countries, t hese conferences will provoke debate on existing tools and techniques, stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on what corporate and individual dispute resolution users actually need and want, both locally and globally.
Be part of the Global Pound Conference Series and help shape the future of dispute resolution.  >>Why should I attend a local event?