Request for Proposals
Due 5 pm June 3, 2015
You are invited to respond to our Request for Proposals for the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association’s 2015 Symposium. The symposium will be held on October 17, 2015 in Austin. Entitled Emotion-full Negotiations: Bridging Troubled Waters, the symposium focuses on managing emotional and cultural dynamics in mediation. This year’s symposium will include concurrent sessions that we hope will appeal to the many varieties of mediators who attend this program. We are seeking a diversity of presentations and presenters for these concurrent sessions. Questions about making a proposal should be sent to Suzanne Schwartz, email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE!
11th Annual TMCA Symposium
“Emotion-full Negotiations: Bridging Troubled Waters”
Saturday, October 17th
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
The University of Texas, Austin
Thank you to all who took part in TMCA’s January survey! You helped us ensure Austin is your location of choice for our annual Symposium and provided us direction regarding content. If you would like to see survey results (excluding individual answers to questions to maintain privacy), click here.
TMCA Center Spread in June 2015 Texas Bar Journal
TMCA will feature its Credential Holders in the center spread of the June 2015 issue of the Texas State Bar’s magazine, the Texas Bar Journal. The Texas Bar Journal is the only legal publication that reaches every attorney in Texas. Circulation is 100,000 and growing. A recent readership survey indicated that 96% of Texas attorneys read the Texas Bar Journal. To help market TMCA Credential Holders to Texas attorneys, TMCA has placed an ad listing all of our Credential Holders in the Texas Bar Journal every year since 2007
All 2014 TMCA Credential mediators are listed in the 2014 “Supplement to the Mediation Benchbook” which mailed in September to more than 1200 District, County, Federal and Supreme Court judges, as well as to all current credential holders. This annual Supplement is another way TMCA puts credentialed mediators at the fingertips of influencers and decision-makers while fulfilling its mission to promote quality mediation throughout Texas.
The Mediation Benchbook provides Texas judges and others that utilize mediation a resource that includes mediation statutes, sample mediation orders, TMCA guidelines and grievance process, and the Texas Supreme Court ethics orders. Inside the Benchbook’s front cover is a list of Credential holders by county. This is the first time TMCA listed its Credential holders by county. Since this Benchbook was mailed to all District, County, Federal and Supreme Court judges, we wanted these decision-makers to be able to easily find Credentialed mediators within their counties/regions. The Benchbook was funded by your dues and an educational grant from the James W. Gibson Scholarship Fund.
Why Use a Credentialed Mediator?
Because professionalism matters. TMCA credential holders meet specific training, continuing education and experience requirements. Credential holders are bound by a mandatory Code of Ethics and a grievance process. The TMCA credential demonstrates the mediator’s commitment to delivering quality mediation services. Insist on a TMCA credentialed mediator for your next mediation. For a list of credentialed mediators, click here. To search for a mediator in your area, click here
Why Become a Credentialed Mediator?
Because professionalism matters. A TMCA credential tells the public you meet specific training, continuing education and experience requirements. It indicates your willingness to be accountable through a mandatory Code of Ethics enforced by a grievance process. The TMCA credential demonstrates your commitment to delivering quality mediation services. Insist on excellence—apply for your credential today!