IMI is a non-profit public interest initiative to drive transparency and high competency standards into mediation practice across all fields, worldwide.
Professional Mediation Worldwide:
Promoting Consensus & Access to Justice
- Set and achieve high mediation standards
- Convene stakeholders and parties
- Promote understanding and adoption of mediation
- Disseminate skills for parties, counsel and mediators
IMI makes a positive difference to, and is changing the landscape in, the dispute resolution world. Competently handled, mediation empowers parties to a conflict such that their mutual consensus is the focus in decision-making. Promoting a better, less adversarial access to justice, IMI programs and standards add value to the quality and transparency of conflict management, thereby facilitating consistent, credible, and ultimately more satisfactory outcomes to those who desire it most – the parties (Users).
IMI is the only organization in the world to transcend local jurisdictions to develop global, professional standards for experienced mediators, advocates and others involved in collaborative dispute resolution and negotiation processes. IMI also convenes stakeholders, promotes understanding and disseminates skills, all in a non-service provider capacity. IMI competes with no one because it provides no services.
IMI in a Nutshell