Welcome!

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 TrainingCustomized Mediation TrainingFacilitation Services and Community Education Programs designed to give individuals, businesses and communities the skills necessary to effectively mediate and resolve conflicts.
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Directions to the DRC: The DRC is located on the 4th floor of the Chase bank building in the parking lot of The Capital Plaza Shopping Center between the 51st exit and the 290 exit on the east side of Interstate 35. Free parking is available.

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40 HR Basic Mediation Training

February 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 2019

The 40-Hour Basic Mediation Course, with Associate Professor Walter A. Wright, 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.

Click HERE to Register!


Request DRC Group Facilitation Services!

“Consensus building does not require everyone to agree with a decision, it means they all had an opportunity to share their perspectives” ~ Richard Riche

Facilitation isn’t an easy task, you are not only responsible for encouraging participation from all the people in the room, but also for helping guide the different personalities and work styles towards a common result. We can help facilitate any group, team, or department.

Contact DRC Executive Director, Kris Donley, to schedule Facilitation Services! Click HERE to learn more and to request a consultation.

Eldercare Mediation

The DRC offers mediation services to those citizens experiencing a menu of issues regarding the care of the elderly loved one, including:

*  Financial Issues   *  Long Term Living Decisions   *  Health and Medical Decisions   *  Family Dynamics     

Call the Dispute Resolution Center TODAY to assist you and your family with these issues, 512-371-0033!


Interested in Mediation Training? Register TODAY! 

40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

Five classes offered each year!

The 40-Hour Basic Mediation Course is a 5-day (8:30am – 5:30pm) training offered since 1986 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.  Click HERE to Register!


DRC Facility/Room Rentals   

Need meeting room space for a private mediation, meeting, training, or community group gathering?
The DRC has 6 mediation rooms and a large training room available for rent. Need space for a meeting, training, private mediation, etc. **DRC volunteers receive a discounted rate.
Call 512-371-0033 or email Rita@austindrc.org for room rental options and availability!