Joining the Society of Mediators
MEMBERSHIP HELPS US DELIVER OUR CHARITABLE OBJECTIVES
Membership of the Society of Mediators is open to all Mediators as well as Student or Prospective Mediators. We welcome members with the ethos, and standards and norms of the Society.
Those who meet the additional criteria may also apply for Fellowship of the society.
SoM Membership from 2021
Membership Costs just £50 + VAT pa and provides an increased (for 2021) set of ten unique and important benefits:
- Use of post-nominal MSoM for those that have completed their accredited mediation training.
- Membership of the Society’s Mediator Panel with priority access to work. (Those trained by the Society will be included in the list of Alumni Mediators as well as Member Mediators)
- Monthly newsletter and details of events and offers
- Invitation to the AGM.
- Support, mentoring, and guidance from experienced Mediators (working hours service)
- Membership of the Free Mediation Project – providing free mediation and observation opportunities (suspended during COVID)
- Access to ‘Pathway to Professionalism’ programme leading to Fellowship (FSoM) of the Society (suspended during COVID)
- Guidance in the event of ethical issues available by email or telephone (members only, 0800 to 2000)
- Complaints Resolution Service (accessible to members only, for free)
- 25% reduction on room hires for meetings, mediation, or personal use
PLEASE NOTE that along with the normal accreditation criteria, a minimum of 3 mediations, either co or solo, must have been undertaken prior to application.
*Subject to qualifications held.
Fellowship requires a one off fee of £200 + VAT, requirements include:
- CMC recognised mediation qualification.
- Observing three qualifying mediations.
- Being appropriately insured.
- Beginning and keeping a reflective diary.
- Undertaking minimum of 10 mediations.
- At least 5 to be pro-bono mediations.
- Attending an Advanced Course (12 hrs).
- Completing annual CPD training (6 hrs).
- Writing a 2,000 word mediation paper.
- Satisfying a panel of sufficient merit.
- Includes all the benefits of membership plus the use of the post-nominal FSoM as a mark of competence, experience, knowledge, and commitment.