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)

May 8 to 9, 2017 (FULL)
October 13 to 14, 2017
Waterloo Registration
Understanding Conflict - Advanced (2 days)

May 10 to 11, 2017  FULL
October 16-17, 2017

Waterloo Registration
Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders (2 days) Fall 2018 Waterloo Registration
Leading The Church Through Transformation, Change and Renewal (2 days) March 22 to 23, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Leading the Church Through Conflict (2 days) November 15 to 16, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Forming Peaceable Congregations: A Biblical Perspective (2 days) Spring 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) May 3 to 4, 2017 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)   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) June 16, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Facilitation Skills (2 days) October 26-27, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Mediating Groups In Dispute (2 days) Spring 2018 Waterloo Registration
Peacemaking Circles Training (4 days) May 31, June 1 to 3, 2017 Waterloo Registration
Transformative Mediation  (4 days) April 26 to 29, 2017 Waterloo Bernice Burnett

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