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 12-13, 2018 FULL


Feb 28 & March 1, 2019


Registration FEB 2019
Understanding Conflict - Advanced (2 days)

FULL October 15-16, 2018

May 8 -9, 2019




Registration MAY 2019
Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders (2 days) Spring 2020  Waterloo  
Leading The Church Through Transformation, Change and Renewal (2 days) September 18 & 19, 2018 Waterloo  Registration
Leading the Church Through Conflict (2 days) November 14-15, 2018 Waterloo Registration
Forming Peaceable Congregations: A Biblical Perspective (2 days) 2019 Waterloo  

Electives (for a minimum total of 4 days)

Workshop Dates offered Location Contact/registration
Leading Council, Committee and Congregational Meetings Saturday February 9th 2019 Waterloo  
Healthy Boundaries in the Context of Ministry (2 days) January 31 & Feb 1, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Made in the image of God: Engaging Prejudice, Power and Privilege (2 days)  NEW TOPIC March 19 & 20, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Mental Health and Congregational Leadership Fall 2019    
Speaking the Truth in Love - Courageous Conversations (2 days) May 14 -15, 2019 Waterloo  
Congregational Leadership from the Inside Out (1 day) Fall 2019 Waterloo  
Coaching: minimum 7 hours, arranged with Credence and Co. Associates Anytime Waterloo  

Cross-listed with Mediation stream:

Workshop Dates offered Location Contact/registration
Culture, Diversity and Conflict Management (2 days) May 30 - 31, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Temper your Temperament:Managing and Understanding Inter Personal Conflict (2 days) Summer 2019 Waterloo  
Facilitation Skills (2 days) October 25 -26, 2018 Waterloo Registration
Transforming Group Dynamics (2 days) June 20-21, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Peacemaking Circles Training (4 days) June 5 - 8, 209 Waterloo Registration
Transformative Mediation  (4 days)

Jan 18-19 & 25-26, 2019

Kitchener Bernice Burnett

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