Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership (CMCL) Certificate

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

The value of the workshops

  • 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.
  • Take a single workshop or work towards a full certificate.

Requirements for the full Certificate

To receive a Certificate of Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership a minimum of 16 days of workshop attendance is required, which includes:

  • 12 days of core topics
  • 4 days of elective topics

There is no specific order in which to complete the workshops, although completion of Understanding Conflict Foundations is recommended early in the program 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)

February 20-21, 2020

May 4 - 5, 2020

October 16-17, 2020




Registration Februay


Registration May

Understanding Conflict - Advanced (2 days)

May 6 - 7, 2020

October 19-20, 2020


Registration - May
Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders (2 days) June 3 - 4, 2020  Waterloo Registration
Leading The Church Through Transformation, Change and Renewal (2 days) September 22-23, 2020 Waterloo Registration
Leading the Church Through Conflict (2 days) November 2-3, 2020 Waterloo Registration
Forming Peaceable Congregations: A Biblical Perspective (2 days) Fall 2021 Waterloo Registration

Electives (for a minimum total of 4 days)

Workshop Dates offered Location Contact/registration
Giving and Receiving Feedback in Congregational Settings TBA Waterloo  
Mental Health and Conflict May 13, 2020 Waterloo Registration
Ministry from the Inside Out February 5-6, 2020 Waterloo Registration
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) Summer 2020 Waterloo  
Temper your Temperament:Managing and Understanding Inter Personal Conflict (2 days) Summer 2020 Waterloo Registration
Facilitation Skills (2 days) Fall 2020 Waterloo Registration
Transforming Group Dynamics (2 days) June 18-19, 2020 Waterloo Registration
Peacemaking Circles Training (4 days) June 10-13, 2020 Waterloo Registration
Transforming Power, Prejudice and Privilege: Understanding Harassment & Discrimination in Today's Culture March 10-11, 2020 Waterloo Registration
Transformative Mediation  (4 days)

January 17, 18,25 & 25, 2020

April 28 - May 1, 2020

September 18,19,25 & 26, 2020

Kitchener Bernice Burnett

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