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|Mission, Vision & Values|
The mission of the International Academy of Mediators is to define standards and qualifications for the professional mediator of commercial disputes and to promote the mediation process as the preferred means of resolving disputes.
The Academy fosters the highest standards of integrity and competence in the mediation of commercial disputes. Promoting the study and understanding of the mediation process, and educating the public, courts and legislative bodies on effective and appropriate uses of mediation are at the core of IAM's mission. The Academy also encourages friendly association among the members of the profession and cooperation with other organizations, institutions and societies interested in mediation.
The Academy's goal is the general acceptance of the concept of mediation as a separate discipline and profession, distinct from other fields. This aspect of the mission achieves recognition of high qualifications and standards for IAM Membership.