The IAM is the statewide association of professionals serving the mediation needs of Hoosiers. Established in 1992 as a not-for-profit organization, the IAM is dedicated to the promotion of mediation and the support of professional mediators. The association strives to serve the needs of the community and the general public by promoting the use of mediation as an effective, less costly, and non-adversarial alternative to litigation.
A voluntary way of helping people resolve conflict, mediation is becoming an increasingly popular solution for those looking for more affordable, less adversarial alternatives to litigation.
Why Do We Host an Annual Indiana Association of Mediators’ Conference?
- Education in the skills of our craft from the nation’s leading mediators–with chances to practice new skills
- Opportunity to connect with fellow mediators from across the disciplines to explore the importance of mediation in various settings
- Time to relax together over meals to build friendships and support networks
- Accrual of needed continuing education credits
- Focus on investing in the future of mediation in Indiana
The Board of Directors for the Indiana Association of Mediators sincerely regrets to announce that the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic has compromised most of these reasons for hosting our conference in 2020. While we could certainly host a virtual conference, as others have chosen to do, that doesn’t allow for the networking, practice of skills, and building of camaraderie that is as much of our conference as the education. More, Bill Eddy offers such rich material, we didn’t want to risk our membership missing the chance to capitalize on the resource he offers due to Zoom exhaustion.
Bill Eddy has graciously offered to reschedule for fall 2021–so we will postpone this year’s conference and look forward to next year. In the meantime, please keep an eye out, as we’ll send you additional opportunities for continuing education as they arise over the next several months.
Tess Worrell, IAM President
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Mark Your Calendars for IAM’s 10th Annual
Midwest Mediation Conference
Featuring Bill Eddy, Co-Founder of the High Conflict Institute
Friday, October 23, 2020 and Saturday, October 24, 2020
Note that This Year’s Conference May Be Virtual. Stay Tuned for Details!
An international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders, Bill Eddy provides training on this subject to lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, therapists and many others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries.
Bill developed the High Conflict Personality theory (HCP Theory), and has authored numerous articles and books, including Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder and High Conflict People in Legal Disputes.
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