WMA is a state wide professional organization of mediators that includes Independent mediators, attorneys, volunteers, and organizations. Members advocate for the use of mediation as a powerful conflict resolution tool and support each other’s efforts to continually improve the quality and usefulness of mediation.
The Washington Mediation Association offers a Fall Conference each year, usually in October but this year on November 3, 2022. The conference was fist called an ``Unconference`` with the goal to bring participants together in an unstructured environment and with their peers, brainstorm answers to the questions of the day. This event has evolved into a full day seminar. A panel of experienced mediators provide new ideas and information in the morning. In the afternoon, participants return to the unconference format to discuss the morning's topics in depth and discuss topics of the day in peer-to-peer setting. The Fall Conference is a virtual conference. The theme for this year's conference is ``Mediation Ethics: Is Trust the Bridge We Use to Cross the Cultural Divide?`` We will explore the intersection of the two concepts - ethics in mediation and cultural differences in conflict resolution to impede the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion in our mediation practices. Join us November 3, 2022, for a fascinating day deeply exploring how we can integrate these concepts.
WMA maintains a trademarked certification program to help the public find highly qualified mediators and understand how mediation works. To identify important factors related to choosing a mediator see our Choosing Mediation with discussion about the process and identifying what you may need. Decide on which mediator by searching our member listings in Find a Mediator.
The Mediator's Café is a virtual meeting held monthly on ZOOM. The 90-minute sessions are designed to inform and inspire the WMA membership and guests about key mediation-related issues happening around Washington state. Curious about attending? Visit our Shop page and purchase a 'seat' at the Mediator's Café today. Read more about past Mediator's Café events on the News/Blog page.
• The Mediator’s Café is free to WMA members and is now available to non-WMA members for a fee of $15 per café session. To sign up this month's Café, click here:<br />
https://washingtonmediation.org/product/mediators-cafe/. You are welcome to share this announcement with others, but please do not share the zoom link. We will send the zoom link to those who sign up through the website. Thank you.