Mediation Conference
The What, Why, and How of Transformative Mediation
Thursday, October 27th, 2022 12pm EST via Zoom

As part of our quarterly “Lunch and Learn” series that allows mediators to earn CME credits, we invite IAM members as well as non-members to join mediator Tara West for and hour-long presentation entitled “The What, Why, and How of Transformative Mediation” on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 12pm EST / 11am CST. This event will be held on Zoom, is free for members and $15.00 for non-members. One hour of Continuing Mediation Education Credit (CME) is available.

Although transformative mediation is widely recognized as one of the main approaches to mediation, it’s also widely misunderstood. In this talk, certified transformative mediator Tara West will attempt to bridge that gap by sharing what transformative mediation means today (which is not exactly what it meant 25 years ago), compare and contrast it with other mediation approaches, and explain why it’s the approach she now exclusively practices.

When: Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 12:00pm EST / 11:00am CST

Where: via Zoom. Sign up below to receive the meeting link; Zoom link will be sent three hours before the meeting begins on October 27th.

Cost: FREE for members and $15 non-members

Note–PLEASE REGISTER BY 5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, October 26th, 2022. This early registration allows us to plan and helps ensure security for the Zoom call.

Tara West

Tara West is the author of The Mediator’s Approach: Five (and a Half) Paths Through Conflict (2021) and co-author of Self-Determination in Mediation: The Art and Science of Mirrors and Lights (2022). She is a certified transformative mediator and conflict coach who has been trained in facilitative, evaluative, understanding-based, and transformative approaches to mediation. Tara has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate psychology courses covering such topics as socio-cultural approaches to psychology, developmental psychology, personality psychology, group processes, and the psychology of conflict resolution. Tara earned her PhD in Social and Health Psychology from Stony Brook University and her JD from the New York University School of Law.


12:00-12:03 Introduction of Tara West by IAM President, Lea Shelemey.
12:03-12:55 Interactive SlideShow Presentation by Ms. West
12:55- 1:03 Q & A with Ms. West

RSVP or purchase tickets below and complete the signup process. The Zoom link will be sent to registered participants three hours before the meeting begins on October 27th.

Current Members

FREE for Members


$15 per Person

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