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SCMA Professional Development  Groups (PDG’s) are member-led peer groups located throughout Southern California. PDG’s connect local SCMA members for the purpose of sharing, supporting one another, and staying up to date with current and ongoing developments in the mediation field. The topics are varied allowing for plenty of dialogue where members can learn from each other.  Definitely one of our most popular activities with attendance varying from 12 - 45 at each session.


Prior to March 2020 PDGs were held once a month in the following locations:

  • Downtown Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Fernando Valley
  • South Bay
  • West Los Angeles

Due to the recent pandemic situation, the PDG groups have ceased to hold any in-person sessions.  Those PDGs that continue to meet are holding their sessions via the zoom meeting platform. Although everyone appreciated the in-person sessions that were previously held, utilizing the zoom format has opened up the availability of attending more PDG sessions because the challenge and time involved in navigating traffic has been removed.

SCMA members are welcome to attend any of the PDG meetings.


Upcoming PDG Events

Watch for meeting announcements on the SCMA Calendar or from emails that are sent out to all SCMA members on the listserv.


Want to form a professional development group?

If you are interested in helping to form a new one, please contact our general information line at 424-351-6471 or email us at:


Not Yet a Member?

Non-members may attend a total of two PDG events for free in order to experience this SCMA benefit.


SCMA is a tax-exempt association
Formed as a 501 (c) (6)

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SCMA Administration
21515 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 200
Torrance, CA. 90503
Phone: 424-351-6471