The PMA is one of the largest and most active professional mediator online communities in the UK. “The Professional Mediators’ Association (PMA) exists to promote excellence in all aspects of workplace, employment and business mediation.”
The PMA was formed by TCM in September 2007. Since that time, the membership has grown rapidly and the PMA now acts as a ‘hub’ for a community of mediators working across the UK and beyond.
The PMA aims to:
•Develop a network of Professional Mediators, working across the UK and beyond.
•Raise the profile and the standard of mediation practise and secure the reputation of PMA members.
•Deliver regular mediator continuing professional development programmes. (CPD)
•Reassure the purchasers and users of mediation services that PMA mediators operate within a strict and rigorous professional framework.
Please find the Professional Mediator’s Charter and PMA Professional Standards 2016 Documentation below.
Collaborative Justice Institute
The Collaborative Justice Institute moves beyond the traditional boundaries of ADR and mediation with the ambition to become a powerful and influential voice for a change in the way that we perceive and access justice.
Collaborative justice is a term which covers a broad spectrum of non-adversarial justice and decision making processes. These include mediation, coaching, restorative justice, principled negotiation, transformational leadership, employee and community engagement, emotional intelligence, community integration etc.
Western societies reliance on judicial, quasi-judicial, autocratic, directive or paternalistic justice processes that require parties in-a dispute to adopt dogmatic and often irrational positions. The result is often a winner and loser or more commonly a loser and a loser. Conflicts and disputes remain unresolved and manifest as social disorder, breakdown, tension and division. These procedures are now embedded deeply into our culture and way of thinking. Many decision makers and leaders unconscionably apply a model of justice which perpetuates rather than resolve problems.
Collaborative justice processes are designed to engage all parties directly in decision making: change management; resolving disputes and building stronger teams and communities. This group aims to bring policy makers, leaders, scholars, practitioners and many others together to give this new form of justice credibility and to make collaborative justice an accessible and realistic alternative to adversarial justice processes.