Why Join WAM?

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.

Scholarships and Awards

Each year WAM confers:

  • The Chic Nichol Award - a $500 educational grant for the best paper submitted to the WAM Mediation Journal.
  • 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.

You can join using our online membership form HERE

Or you can print and fill out our membership form HERE