The Dispute Resolution Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides and promotes accessible, high-quality dispute resolution services for all people in Travis County and the surrounding Austin, TX areas. In addition, the DRC offers Mediation Services, Mediation Training, Customized Mediation Training, Facilitation Services and Community Education Programs designed to give individuals, businesses and communities the skills necessary to effectively mediate and resolve conflicts.
Need space for a Private Mediation or community group gathering? Give us a call at 512-371-0033 and ask about our space options!_
The DRC has offered mediation training since 1986. The 40-Hour Basic Mediation Course is a 5-day (8:30am – 5:30pm) training offered to the general public several times each year. This course is designed to give individuals the skills and credentials they need to serve as a mediator in the State of Texas. The training focuses on the community-based mediation model. Individuals actively participate in practice mediation following each lecture session, and certificates are provided to participants upon completion of the course.
DRC News and Events
On September 10th, the DRC hosted 13 women leaders hailing from the nations of Africa and the island nations of Madagascar and Haiti presenting their interest in learning about community mediation and our drc. This program is a collaborative project between the DRC, Global Austin in concert with the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program in Washington DC. Countries represented included: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Haiti, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria , Republic of Sudan, and Togo.
The Dispute Resolution Center hosted the 9th Annual TransAtlantic Mediation Practicum the week of May 11th through the 15th, 2015. Established in 2004 as an educational/cultural exchange between Central Texas Mediators and European Mediators, the practicum provides opportunities to observe, co-mediate and attend lectures from experienced Central Texas Mediators. The European mediators hail from countries such as Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria arriving with the goal to enhance their professional growth as a trained neutral. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________