Mediators are passionate about mediation. The process allows parties to end costly and difficult conflicts with personally crafted agreements and often ongoing positive relationships. Great satisfaction comes to the parties and the mediator when two people, barely able to speak to each other, enter the room and several hours later leave embracing resolution and a new peace in their lives.
The Washington Mediation Association members are committed to promoting mediation. Our members include independent mediators, attorneys, volunteers, and conflict resolution organizations. We work together to accomplish what would be difficult to do as individual practioners.
Foremost among WMA’s services to our members and the public is our certification program. WMA has worked with educational institutions and dispute resolution centers to identify a consensus on appropriate training and internship requirements. Members voluntarily submit educational and experience summaries for verification by our Certification Committee. When standards are met mediators are allowed to use the WMAC trademark to indicate their compliance.
WMA also provides members with the opportunity to describe their practice and contact information to help the public and other mediator’s identify them. Our web pages contain information about the process of mediation, standards, and important considerations in choosing to mediate and finding a mediator.
WMA also promotes continuing education and training opportunities, including our Fall Un-Conference where mediators meet to discuss mutual concerns and learn about innovations in the trade.
Welcome to our web site. We invite membership and encourage public use of the information provided.
President, Washington Mediation Association