Education of our Volunteers
CRCMC provides education for new mediators in conjunction with Community Mediation Maryland and in collaboration with Montgomery College. Our basic training programs have included mediation, Spanish-language mediation, intake, and large group facilitation.
CRCMC has also offered advanced training in parenting plan mediation, senior mediation, parent-teen mediations, IEP (individualized education program) facilitation, community conferencing, dialogue circles, and other topics, in collaboration with CMM and other community mediation centers in Maryland. The courses are free to the participants. However, participants must agree to support the Center by volunteering to provide mediations or facilitations and by helping with other CRCMC activities.
CRCMC also provides continuing education opportunities for all of its volunteers on a regular basis.