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 7 -8, 2018 
October 12-13, 2018

Waterloo Registration
Understanding Conflict - Advanced (2 days)

 May 9-10, 2018 FULL
October 15-16, 2018

Waterloo Registration
Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders (2 days) Fall 2019 Waterloo Registration
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
Nurturing Healthy Boundaries in the Context of Ministry (2 days) May 2 - 3, 2018  FULL Waterloo Registration
Made in the image of God: Engaging Prejudice, Power and Privilege (2 days)  NEW TOPIC Postponed Waterloo Registration
Mental Health and Congregational Leadership      
Speaking the Truth in Love - Courageous Conversations (2 days) Spring 2019    
Congregational Leadership from the Inside Out (1 day)   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) Fall 2018 Waterloo  
Temper your Temperament:Managing and Understanding Inter Personal Conflict (2 days) Summer 2018 Waterloo  
Facilitation Skills (2 days) October 25 -26, 2018 Waterloo Registration
Transforming Group Dynamics (2 days) April 19-20, 2018 Waterloo Registration
Peacemaking Circles Training (4 days) June 6 - 9, 2018 Waterloo Registration
Transformative Mediation  (4 days)

April 25-29, 2018

Kitchener Bernice Burnett

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