Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence

The Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME) assists Maryland mediators, from all venues and from all mediation frameworks, in delivering high quality mediation services by providing member mediators with support for continual growth and skill improvement.

The MPME Tree

The vibrant symbol for the MPME is a tree that continues to grow and evolve. The many branches provide members with stimulating choices to continue their learning, growth, and experiences as mediators. A sturdy trunk supports the cultivation of excellence for mediators through their commitment to the requirements to join the MPME. The tree's roots represent the solid foundation needed for high quality mediation and, while it is surely a solid and sturdy tree, it grows organically to meet the changing needs of Maryland's mediation users, mediators and the general public. The tree was planted by and for Maryland's dynamic mediation community with the Maryland Judiciary Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) serving as its Steward.

The MPME provides members with the opportunity to develop a customized quality assistance program in areas where they want to see their growth and improvement. They can start with any branch or leaf on the tree and move in a direction and at a pace that makes sense for them. The only requirement is that they advance their skills. A mediator could climb from branch to branch or decide to stay on the same branch and participate in several programs on that branch. The choice is up to each individual member.

Member Commitments

When a mediator becomes a member of the MPME, a commitment is made to:
(a) complete eight (8) continuing skills hours annually;
(b) complete two (2) hours of ethics training annually;
(c) abide by the Maryland Standards of Conduct for Mediators as adopted by the MPME; and
(d) to cooperate in good faith with the Mediation Ombuds Program.

Click on the link below to begin your application to join this exciting program!

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