What is the Affiliate Mediator Program?
The Affiliate Mediator Program includes a variety of tools and opportunities to help mediators with limited resources build their mediation practices. Because Affiliates will be vetted to meet quality standards of practice, membership in this program is a measure of stature that differentiates mediators listings on AAA Mediation.org.
What is the AAA Mediation.org/MC3 Cooperative Alliance?
The AAA Mediation.org/MC3 Cooperative Alliance offers qualifying mediators the benefits and resources from both organizations. In addition to the opportunities of the Affiliate Mediator program noted above, MC3 certifies mediators based on training, education, and commitment to ethical practice, helping mediators to distinguish themselves in a crowded field.
Under the alliance, MC3-certified mediators presumptively qualify for inclusion as an AAA Mediation.org Affiliate Mediator and AAA Mediation.org trainings presumptively qualify as training for MC3 certification and recertification. The alliance also offers qualifying mediators discounts on AAA Mediation.org Affiliate fees, initial MC3 certification, and continuing education.
To learn more about and to apply to this program, please view the following documents:
AAA Mediation.org/MC3 Cooperative Alliance FAQ
MC3 l AAA Mediation.org Affiliate Application
AAA Mediation.org Affiliates Agreement
What are the privileges and benefits of the program?
Through the program, Affiliates have numerous outlets to enhance their presence in the global mediation world.
- Inclusion on the Roster of Mediators
Affiliates will be offered the opportunity, if qualified, to be included with the members of the AAA Mediation Panel on rosters of mediators for claims or other suitable mediation case programs administered by either AAA Mediation.org or the AAA.
- Co-Branding Materials
The Affiliate will be able to co-brand items and keep his or her own name, as well as utilize the AAA Mediation.org brand (e.g., “Johnson Mediation Group, an AAA Mediation.org Affiliate Mediator”).
Affiliates will be listed on AAA Mediation.org’s website.
- Program Faculty
Affiliates who satisfy certain criteria established by the AAA or AAA Mediation.org may from time to time be eligible to serve as faculty on the AAA or AAA Mediation.org programs.
- Authored Articles
Affiliates will have prioritized opportunity to publish articles in the Dispute Resolution Journal, currently published by Juris.* Articles written by Affiliates and published on
AAA Mediation.org will be highlighted.
*This benefit is subject to compliance with the Dispute Resolution Journal's then-current guidelines and editorial approval, which approval shall be exercised in the sole and absolute discretion of Dispute Resolution Journal based upon Dispute Resolution Journal’s subjective standards.
Affiliates shall be eligible to be considered by AAA Mediation.org for joint RFP (Request for Proposal) mediation programs upon request.
Affiliates shall be eligible to be invited to participate in speaking engagements and to make presentations at appropriate AAA Mediation.org or AAA educational programs.
- Advertising Opportunities
Affiliates are eligible for expanded advertising opportunities that may be made available to Affiliates on AAA Mediation.org’s website and to participate in co-op (shared cost) advertising managed by the AAA marketing department and advertising firms.
- Attendance at Affiliate Conferences
There may be special conferences hosted exclusively for Affiliates.
- Discounted Admission and Other Fees
AAA and AAA Mediation.org sponsor conferences and continuing education and training programs (i.e., marketing, legal issues, advanced skills, and specialized industry topics) that Affiliates may attend at reduced rates.
How will I be identified as an Affiliate Mediator on
Your profile information will reflect that you are an AAA Mediation.org Affiliate Mediator.