Mediation movement gains momentum

Mediation movement gains momentum
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The Professional Mediators' Association

The Professional Mediators’ Association

•Mediators professional body launches drive for new members.
•Exciting opportunity to join this growing organisation.
•PMA members shape the landscape of dispute resolution.

The Professional Mediators Association (PMA) is an independent professional network, run by mediators, for mediators. Its aim is to promote excellence in mediation; to improve professional practice and to raise the profile of mediation as an effective means of dispute and conflict resolution in all aspects of UK life – whether at home, at work, in business or as a consumer. We are inviting all mediators across the UK to join this exciting organisation. Visit to find out more and to join the PMA.

Growing the PMA

Mediators are highly skilled communicators and problem solvers. They act as impartial third parties, bringing disputes to a constructive and acceptable resolution in over 80% of cases. Each year, thousands of mediators are trained. Not all will continue to practice as a mediator, but for those that do, the PMA can support them as they develop their mediation skills and progress their career. To that end, the PMA is launching a membership drive and is reaching out to newly trained mediators, experienced mediators, and mediation training providers – inviting them to join a growing support network of professional mediators and dispute resolution specialists, with the PMA at its hub.

“Working as a mediator can sometimes feel a bit solitary. Joining the PMA helps to keep me in touch with other mediators, review my practice and gives me opportunities to develop my mediation skills.” – Sheila Thorne, PMA member

What are the benefits of joining the PMA?

The PMA keeps its members up to date on a range of mediation topics; it acts as an advocate and campaigner to raise the profile of mediation and it provides a programme of continuing professional development for mediators delivered by accredited PMA mediation training providers. In addition, the PMA hosts the National Mediation Awards, designed to celebrate and reward success in all aspects of mediation. Previous winners include Marks and Spencer, Lloyds Banking Group, DHL plus many other. Importantly, the PMA also provides exacting professional standards for mediators to follow.

“The PMA reassures purchasers and users of mediation services that PMA members will operate within a rigorous professional framework, making membership of the PMA vital for all practicing mediators.” – David Liddle, President of the PMA

Join the mediation movement and make a difference

Currently, PMA members come from many different mediation specialties and from across the UK (and increasingly from around the globe). PMA members have a voice to influence government policy and decision making as well as shaping their trade association to best meet both individual needs and the needs of a blossoming profession.

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