Welcome to the Professional Mediators' Association
The PMA is the UK's leading membership organisation for professional mediators,our purpose is to facilitate,develop and promote knowledge,understanding and best practice in the development and provision of mediation services to businesses and in legal conflict situations.
For practitioners we offer the chance to enhance your professional status, opportunities to collaborate with others to collectively promote mediation and regular events to keep your skills up to date.
For parties in dispute we offer clear & impartial consultation on the use of mediation, standard practice you can expect from mediators and opportunities to access our network of competent and dedicated mediation professionals. If you require the professional services of a mediator and guidance on the mediation process this is a good place to begin.
Our history and background
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I do not need to be part of a community of mediators
Think again: Mediation is more popular among users than consumers,joining a group of professionals dedicated towards championing the profession inadvertently increases your prospects of employability. As an individual mediator your chances of influencing policymakers and market conditions have less of an impact.
I cannot afford an annual membership
PMA membership bundles are diverse enough to encompass mediators of varied backgrounds,in addition to the value of joining the PMA we offer high value CPD events at little or no cost.Meaning membership of the PMA provides cost effective opportunities for your career development.
I am not sure what value the PMA offers
The PMA offers universal & transparent recognition of your skills as a mediator;it can be daunting to solely navigate the dispute resolution landscape thus we offer opportunities for you to swap skills and opportunities with like minded professionals as well as the industry related resources to keep your skills up to date.
Does the PMA boost my chances of employment?
Our members value PMA endorsements as this gives a consumers reassurance that you are a skilled and competent mediator,we do not offer mediation services thus any opportunities to deliver commercial mediation services are directed towards our membership base. To be precise we champion mediators at every opportunity so joining the PMA can certainly enhance your employment prospects.
I have better options than the PMA
We beg to differ. Our competency framework for career progression, code of conduct for mediators and low membership fees are unique in the market. We are a simple and non bureaucratic organisation that aims to assist stakeholders in the provision of mediation services.
Can I trust the PMA?
Why not? The PMA is governed by a board of experienced mediators and a set of transparent standards. We have no commercial interests in mediation and as part of our dedication to provide the best services for our members we are part of the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN).
By being a Member of the Professional Associations Research Network, our professional body is: