Why Join?

Our members derive substantial benefits from being a part of a vital and dynamic organization whose members are dedicated to the development of dispute resolution skills and the growth of the mediation profession. WAM provides numerous educational opportunities, conferences, publications, and networking opportunities for its members and the general public.


At its conferences, meetings, and through its newsletter, WAM provides an important networking opportunity for members to share ideas, information and challenges within and across different mediation interest areas.

Scholarship & Awards

Each year WAM confers:

  • The Dale Virnig Scholorship - a grant covering the fee for the Emerging Issues conference and travel cost to a mediator with less than three years of practice.

  • President's Award - recognizing outstanding service to WAM.

  • Distinguished Service Award - recognizing efforts nationwide in the field of mediation.

Association for Conflict Resolution
  • ACR Chicago Dispute Resolution Day

  • October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM CST, Free, https://www.acrchicago.org/programs/#!event/2020/10/15/conflict-resolution-day

  • Association for Conflict Resolution 2020 Virtual Conference
    October 21-23, 2020

  • This year's online conference offers 35+ presentations that represent a broad spectrum of topics, including workplace, community mediation, restorative justice, elder, family, and much more! All presentations will be recorded and available to participants for at least 30 days.

  • The conference program is available at https://acrnet.org/2020