National Mediation Awards 2018

9th October 2018 - 6pm - 9.30pm,

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London

Judging criteria

Key Points:

 

  • Individuals or entities can nominate themselves or be nominated by others using the online form from click here.
  • Nominees are not required to be a member of either the CMC or the CoM to be nominated.
  • For more details about the nomination process read the FAQ’s.
  • Limited written feedback will be given to all award nominees within 8 weeks of the awards ceremony.
  • Some awards may have a winner and a highly commended. Others will have winner only.
  • All nominees should endeavour to attend the awards ceremony.
  • The chairs of the NMA 2018 (David Liddle and Jerry Howells) will select one standout nomination from all of the categories to be crowned overall winner of the National Mediation Awards 2018.
  • Judges decisions are final.

 

Mediator of the Year 2018 (Individual Award)

 

This award celebrates the achievement made by individual mediators. The award is open to mediators across a wide range of disciplines. The judging criteria for mediator of the year 2018 are:

  • Can demonstrate excellence in their area of mediation practice.
  • Maintains a high standard of continuing professional development.
  • Shares their experiences with others through coaching, mentoring and shadowing.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in their area of practice.

 

The eight categories for mediator of the year 2018 (individual award) are:

 

  1. Civil/commercial mediator of the year 2018
  2. Workplace mediator of the year 2018
  3. Family mediator of the year 2018
  4. Community mediator of the year 2018
  5. Restorative justice practitioner of the year 2018
  6. Young mediator of the year 2018 (under 11 years)
  7. Young mediator of the year 2018 (12 to 18 years)
  8. International mediator of the year 2018

 

Mediation programme/initiative of the Year 2018 (organisational/client/service user)

 

This award celebrates the achievement made by a mediation programme or initiative. The award is open to any mediation programme or initiative (commercial or non-commercial) which has sought to increase the profile and use of mediation within the programme areas. The judging criteria for mediation programme/initiative of the Year 2018 are:

  • Can clearly articulate the need for the programme or initiative.
  • Has clearly defined goals and objectives.
  • Has engaged service users/customers in the design of the programme or initiative.
  • Has access to adequate resources to ensure that it can function effectively.
  • Has systems in place for evaluating its impact.
  • Programme or imitative leaders uses this evidence to inform future decision making.
  • Shares experiences with others e.g. through publications, papers, talks, articles or blogs.

 

The eight categories for mediation programme/initiative of the year 2018 (individual award) are:

 

  1. Civil/Commercial mediation programme/initiative of the year
  2. Workplace mediation programme/initiative of the year
  3. Family mediation programme/initiative of the year
  4. Community mediation programme/initiative of the year
  5. Restorative Justice mediation programme/initiative of the year
  6. Peer Mediation in Schools mediation programme/initiative of the year
  7. International mediation programme/initiative of the year
  8. Mediation Video of the Year 2018 (open to all)

Mediation service/practice of the year (mediation provider award)

 

This award celebrates the achievement made by mediation services or practices. This includes private companies, charities, mediation panels, co-operatives and associations. The judging criteria for mediation service/practice of the year 2018 are:

  • Puts the customer first:
      • Can demonstrate a good understanding of their clients/customers’ needs.
      • Actively engages with their clients/customers to involve them in the design of services.
      • Seeks out opportunities to be creative and innovative in meeting their customers’ needs.
      • Has a quality assurance system in place which ensures that services are delivered to the highest standards.
      • Engages in a programme on continues improvement.
  • Invests in its employees/volunteers/partners e.g. by providing access to continuing professional development, supervision, coaching or action learning.
  • Maintains good records and uses data to inform strategic decision making.
  • Shares their experiences with others e.g. through events, workshops or round tables.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in their area of practice e.g. speaking at events, writing blogs or white papers etc.

 

Mediation Trainer Provider of the Year (mediation provider award)

 

This award celebrates the achievement made by mediation training providers. This includes private companies, charities, mediation panels, co-operatives and associations. The judging criteria for mediation training provider of the year 2018 are:

  • Puts the customer first:
      • Can demonstrate a good understanding of their clients/customers’ needs.
      • Actively engages with their clients/customers to involve them in the design of training courses and programmes.
      • Seeks out opportunities to be creative and innovative in meeting their customers’ needs.
      • Has a quality assurance system in place which ensures that training programmes are designed and delivered to the highest standards.
      • Engages in a programme on continues improvement.
  • Invests in its employees/volunteers/partners eg by providing access to continuing professional development, supervision, coaching or action learning.
  • Maintains good records and uses data to inform strategic decision making.
  • Shares their experiences with others e.g. through events, workshops or round tables.
  • Is committed to driving up standards in their area of practice e.g. speaking at events, writing blogs or white papers etc.

 

Mediation Article of the Year 2018 (open to all)

 

This award celebrates the best mediation article written in 2017/2018. The judging criteria for mediation article of the 2018 are:

  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge of mediation.
  • Is engaging and enjoyable.
  • Helps to make mediation more widely accessible.

Mediation’s Unsung Hero Award for 2018 (open to all)

 

This award celebrates the person who has delivered mediation services sometimes in the face of adversity. They have not sought out high accolades for their work, but they have been tenacious in their desire to see the increased use of mediation across their chosen discipline. The judging criteria for Mediation’s Unsung Hero Award for 2018 are:

  • Has been tenacious in their commitment to make mediation mainstream or increase the use of mediation in their chosen area.
  • Has managed to overcome obstacles and blocks that they have encountered along the way.
  • Has quietly inspired others.

 

Mediation Champion of the Year 2018 (open to all)

 

This award celebrates the person who has been actively promoting and advocating to make mediation mainstream. They are not afraid to make a lot of noise to get noticed but they have probably overcome many challenges along the way. The judging criteria for Mediation’s Unsung Hero Award for 2018 are:

  • Uses every opportunity possible to promote mediation.
  • Is tenacious in their desire to tell as many people as possible about mediation.
  • Uses evidence and data to support their messages.
  • Has found creative and innovative ways to get their messages notices.

 

 

 

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