Full and Charter Corporate Membership are open to individuals and firms who are able to show a minimum of 10 hours relevant training or CPD training per annum from the SCMA or bodies accredited to either members' home professions or by the Civil Mediation Council, together with a minimum of 10 professional hours billed while engaged in mediation advocacy or mediation practice, as defined in the SCMA's Qualifying Activities (see separate page). Full members and Charter Corporate Members are marketed as practising accredited mediation advocates and will have a formatted homepage or a member's hyperlink to their own site or an individual blog promoting their relevant activities as they wish. SCMA produces marketing material promoting its membership both regionally and according to the expertise and experience of its members; it maintains its own register of CPD to be able to verify training activities. The website, e-newsletter and Journal will carry advertising for members, and training and other relevant products for members. Full members will be able to describe themselves as 'SCMA Mediation Advocate'.
Charter Corporate Membership enables firms and corporate practices to name up to six individuals ( a greater number may be permitted on an ad hoc basis) to be marketed as mediation advocates and to have individual CPD monitored and verified. Charter Corporate Members will be able to use the SCMA logo on their letterheads and websites.
Associate Membership is open to anyone having an interest in the field of mediation advocacy including academics who also practise. Associates will have the benefit of the website, e-newsletters, the journal, and discounted training and other benefits, but will not be held out by SMCA as mediation advocates (i.e. qualified practitioners), will not be marketed by reference to SCMA certifying their CPD and practice experience, and will not have a member's hyperlink to their own site or access to a homepage promoting their activities.
Academic Membership is open to full time faculty and research members of academic institutions. In addition to the benefits available to Associates, academic members will in due course have access to a dedicated academic chatroom.
Membership Subscription Rates for the Calendar Year 2013
Full Member £100 per calendar year (1.01.13 - 31.12.13)
Charter Corporate Member £250 per calendar year (1.01.13 - 31.12.13) (up to six named individuals/blogs/CPD records and a page on this site; additional named individuals subscription by negotiation)
Associate Member £40 per calendar year (1.01.13 - 31.12.13)
Academic/student Member £25 per calendar year (1.01.13 - 31.12.13)
Members of all classes joining after 1st September 2013 will have their initial subscriptions carry through to 31.12.2014
Please note that SCMA is a not for profit association: we are not presently registered for VAT
Members derive added value for their annual subscription
SCMA is in active negotiation with service providers including financial services, publishers, mediation service providers and others to establish areas of mutual co-operation by which to benefit members, and to obtained added value for their membership.
Paid up SCMA members are entitled to a 10% discount on the entire range of publications of Xpl Professional Publishing (www.xplpublishing.com) and Peer Publishing when ordering direct from the publisher and quoting their SCMA membership number.
CEDR have agreed that its courses and training events may be qualifying activities for SCMA membership and CPD requirements.
SCMA is pleased to announce a partering arrangement with the Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology which provides courses in mediation and business coaching. SCMA members will be eligible for a discount of 10% on relevant existing and future SPCP courses
Our select recommended suppliers offer discounted services to SCMA members.
Financial Services - Recommended Mortgage Broker
Park Grove Mortgages Ltd of Ruislip, with offices there and at Holborn Kingsway. Alistair Coomer is our contact, a formidable and highly experienced indepedent mortgage broker who specialises in domestic and commercial refinancing, both for members and their clients. Alistair can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll be showing full details of other member benefits here shortly.