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 6 -7, 2019

October 4 - 5, 2019



Registration MAY 2019

Registration OCT

Understanding Conflict - Advanced (2 days)

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 17 -18, 2019 Waterloo   Registration
Leading the Church Through Conflict (2 days) Spring 2020 Waterloo  
Forming Peaceable Congregations: A Biblical Perspective (2 days) November 12 & 13, 2019 Waterloo Register

Electives (for a minimum total of 4 days)

Workshop Dates offered Location Contact/registration
Made in the Image of God: Transforming Prejudice, Power and Privilege March 20, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Mental Health and Congregational Leadership TBA     
Healthy Boundaries in the Context of Ministry (2 days) January 31 & Feb 1, 2019 Waterloo Registration - FULL
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) May 30 - 31, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Temper your Temperament:Managing and Understanding Inter Personal Conflict (2 days) March 22-23, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Facilitation Skills (2 days) October 2019 Waterloo Registration
Transforming Group Dynamics (2 days) June 20-21, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Peacemaking Circles Training (4 days) June 5 - 8, 2019 Waterloo Registration
Transformative Mediation  (4 days)

September 20,21, 27 & 28, 2019

Kitchener Bernice Burnett

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