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Edwards Mediation Academy Seeks to EMpower

Edwards Mediation Academy is dedicated to extending the highest quality mediation training available, prioritizing to those communities most in need. Working through its charitable arm, “EMpower”, EMA provides grants and trainings to individuals or organizations developing mediation services in their under-served communities. EMpower projects are funded by proceeds from EMA.

February of 2017, EMA provided follow-up training (began in 2013) to mediators and judges in Bangalore, India with our colleagues at the Centre for Advanced Mediation Center (CAMP).

January 2017 EMA awarded its third annual EMpower grant to Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a DC-based nonprofit focused on solving social challenges through collaboration.

In January of 2017, EMA provided mediation training In Kigali, Rwanda to the leaders of the Justice Sector, the Chief Justice of the Country, judges, lawyers and mediators. We were also able to visit the Ihumura Peace Association, to which we provided our first grant at the end of 2015, and hear the testimonials of those that have benefited from Ihumura’s groundbreaking work (

July 2016, EMA provided its second annual EMpower grant to KonfliktKultur in Vienna, Austria to support their bi-annual summer school for trained and practicing business mediators.

In May 2016, EMA provided training to judges, lawyers and practicing mediators in Mexico City, Mexico.

In December 2015, EMA awarded its first annual EMpower grant to the African Peace Partners, a US based non profit organization committed to supporting the Ihumure Peace Association in Rwanda (

EMA’s grant will help African Peace Partners develop a new peace center where the Ihumure volunteers, comprised of women & men, Christians & Muslims, Hutus & Tutsis, will provide community mediation services, workshops, and trauma recovery services for the local community.

In Fall 2015, EMA provided training to business owners, mediators, attorneys and judges in Istanbul, Turkey.

In Spring 2015, EMA provided follow up training (began in 2013) to experienced and aspiring mediators, ADR program administrators and lawyers in Bangalore, India. In addition, EMA provided business development consulting to the first commercial mediation center in Bangalore, CAMP mediation (

For more information about EMpower, contact us at (877) 927-1362.



EMA Courses are accredited with the California Bar Association. Students earn CLE credits.

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