Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership (CMCL) Certificate

Requirements | Core workshops | Electives | Cross-listed with Mediation stream

The value of the program

  • Enhance your leadership skills.
  • Focus more clearly on the mission of the church rather than the conflicts which divide.
  • Increase your influence for good in your community.


Participants in a Conflict Management workshopTo complete a Certificate of Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership, a minimum of 7 workshops and 16 days of instruction, made up of 12 days of core workshops and 4 days of elective workshops is required.

There is no specific order in which to complete the workshops, although we would recommend starting with Understanding Conflict Foundations if scheduling permits. 

This program is designed to be completed over a minimum of two years, as not all workshops are offered annually.

Enrolment is free and begins with completion of your first workshop.

Core workshops (total 12 days)

Workshop Dates offered Location Contact/registration

Understanding Conflict Foundations (2 days)

October 13 to 14, 2017
March 1 - 2, 2018
May 7 -8, 2018
October 12-13, 2018

Waterloo Registration
Understanding Conflict - Advanced (2 days)

October 16-17, 2017
May 9-10, 2018
October 15-16, 2018

Waterloo Registration
Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders (2 days) February  27 -28, 2018 Waterloo Registration
Leading The Church Through Transformation, Change and Renewal (2 days)   Waterloo Registration
Leading the Church Through Conflict (2 days) Fall 2018 Waterloo Registration
Forming Peaceable Congregations: A Biblical Perspective (2 days) November 15 - 16, 2018 Waterloo Registration

Electives (for a minimum total of 4 days)

Workshop Dates offered Location Contact/registration
Speaking the Truth in Love - Courageous Conversations (2 days) Spring 2019 Waterloo Registration
Congregational Leadership from the Inside Out (1 day) Friday September 29, 2017 Waterloo Registraiton
Leading Council, Committee and Congregational Meetings (1/2 day)   Waterloo Registration
Exploring Healthy Boundaries in Ministry (2 days) May 2 - 3, 2018 Waterloo Registration
Developing Thriving Multi-Staff Church Leadership Teams (2 days)   Waterloo Registration
Coaching: minimum 7 hours, arranged with L3 Group Associates Anytime   L3 Group

Cross-listed with Mediation stream:

Workshop Dates offered Location Contact/registration
Culture, Diversity and Conflict Management (2 days) September 14-15, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Exploring Conflict with Personality Dimensions (1 day) November 3-4, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Facilitation Skills (2 days) October 26-27, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Transforming Group Dynamics (2 days) Aptil 12-13 Waterloo Registration
Peacemaking Circles Training (4 days) May 31, June 1 to 3, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Transformative Mediation  (4 days) September 22,23,29,20 2017 Waterloo Bernice Burnett

Requirements | Core workshops | Electives | Cross-listed with Mediation stream