The American Association of Mediators is a 501(c)3 nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the practice of mediation. We exist to help mediators hone their craft, build connections and community, and create standards to ensure public confidence in our practice.
American Association of Mediators Mission
The mission of American Association of Mediators is to provide a place and space for mediators to hone their craft, create connections and community while advancing the quality of mediation for consumers through the creation of national standards and guidelines for practice.
American Association of Mediators Vision
A world where each mediator contributes to the greater good by resolving disputes, creating space for clarity, strengthening relationships, and building connected communities.
American Association of Mediators’s Goals
- Serve as the national voice and advocate for the practice of mediation
- Gain acceptance of the concept of mediation as a separate discipline and profession, distinct from other fields
- Raise the level of professionalism through the creation of national standards and credentialing guidelines for the practice of mediation
- Encourage and promote learning and collaboration throughout the mediation field
Integrity – We hold ourselves and our members to the highest levels of accountability and ethics – because our profession depends on it.
Collaboration – Collaboration brings us closer together and allows us to learn from one another. We collaborate to strengthen ourselves and our practice.
Excellence – The disputing parties we serve deserve excellence, so we ensure that for the mediation field through the creation and adherence to national standards and certifications.
Innovation – Our world is changing every day and so must we. We are dedicated to exploring and testing new and interesting ways to deliver mediation when and where it is needed.
Service – We exist for our members. We promise to listen, to respond, and to serve.