Training Application Form
Note: DRC is mandated to conduct a criminal background check on any individual mediating or observing cases.
The dates, frequency of our training and the screening process for mediator trainees are established based on the community needs in Montgomery County. Volunteer applications are accepted year round.
Professionals will be used to teach such topics as family violence and law.
Other trainers will be volunteers at the DRC. They are all senior mediators from professional backgrounds who bring richness to the training through varied perspectives and practices as mediators. They are also the coaches with whom you do your 6 supervised mediations. Other volunteers will assist with logistics and role plays.
It is a collaborative, intuitive, flexible, creative and synergistic process. Research suggests that talking face to face also teaches communication skills which carry over into the relationship well beyond the end of the mediation process.
While courts and attorneys are involved in most cases at the DRC, we strive to keep the parties in control of the content and outcome of the mediation.
The mediators retain contol of the process.