What is Mediation?
Mediation is a well-established, cost-effective, fair, efficient, and confidential process for resolving disagreements. The Mediator, as an impartial third party, helps people in a dispute find a mutually acceptable resolution. Unlike a court proceeding, in mediation, the decision-making authority rests with the parties themselves.
How Does Mediation Work?
There are no fixed rules governing the process of mediation. Generally, however, there are some common elements to the process.
Who is Qualified to Mediate?
Finding a mediator is not always easy, especially since some individuals who claim to be mediators aren't really qualified. IMA takes this guesswork out of your search. IMA only lists mediators who have attained the required training and experience to be recognized as a Certified Professional Mediator (CPM). All mediators listed are members in good standing with IMA.