Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Specialization in Mediation/Third-Party Intervention
This specialization gives you in-depth knowledge and skills in formal and informal mediation as well as other forms of third-party intervention.
Apply Your JIBC Assessment Credits to Mediate BC
If you are considering a career as a private-practice mediator, the training hours gained in this specialization can be applied towards admission to the Mediate BC Roster and towards educational requirements for certification by practitioner organizations, such as ADRBC. Civil and Family Roster applicants can now apply their Justice Institute of BC mediation assessments to the experience portion of their application. A successful JIBC mediation assessment can count for up to 3 mediations (and 9 hours of mediation time) toward the 10 mediation experience requirement of a Civil or Family Roster application, if the written feedback is included with the application. Contact Mediate BC for more information (mediatebc.com).
This 252-hour (36 training days) program is worth 18 credits and culminates in a Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Mediation/Third-Party Intervention Specialization upon successful completion of all course hours and the final evaluation component.
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This certificate specialization is designed for people who, either formally or informally, perform mediation and third-party intervention in their job. It is also intended for those who are planning to be self-employed as private practice mediators/interveners. The courses and certificate are open to anyone. There are no formal requirements for admission.
The Centre for Conflict Resolution offers a number of Information Sessions throughout the year.
You will first learn the foundations of collaborative conflict resolution with a focus on self awareness in conflict. You will then apply this understanding and knowledge in a problem solving/negotiation setting and in a process facilitation context. The program electives allow you to specialize and deepen your learning in a variety of contexts related to mediation. Your learning will culminate in a written and practical assessment of your learning, skills and abilities.
- The certificate program is 252 hours or 36 days of training and an assessment.
- You can take courses individually or complete the certificate.
- Learn at your own pace – take courses when they fit your schedule.
- Core courses are scheduled several times throughout the year.
- Full attendance is required.
- We recommend you complete the program within 2-3 years.
- One-day (7 hours) online courses are completed over two weeks
- Two day (14 hours) online courses take four weeks to complete
- Three-day (21 hours) online courses take six to seven weeks to complete
Required Courses (12.5 credits)
Some courses are offered online. (*) denotes online delivery. To check current course availability, select the course code below. If you wish to register, follow the instructions on the course listing.
|Course Name||Course Code||Credits||Days|
|Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution: Workplace Focus||CRES-1101||1.5||3|
|Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution||CRES-1100||1.5||3|
|Mediation Skills Level I||CRES-1180||1.5||3|
|Negotiation Skills Level I||CRES-1170||1.5||3|
|Dealing with Anger||CRES-1190||1.5||3|
|Negotiation Skills Level II||CRES-1270||2.5||5|
|Mediation Skills Level II||CRES-1280||2.5||5|
|Theoretical Foundations of Dispute Resolution*||CRES-1150||1.5||3|
|Integrating Conflict Theory and Practice||CRES-1152||1.5||3|
|Assessment: Specialization in Mediation/Third-Party Intervention||CRES-1560|
Elective Courses (choose 10 days / 5 credits)
Note: 1 day is equivalent to 7 credit hours. A credit is comprised of 14 hours.
Courses may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate Program.
Books & Supplies
Course manuals are supplied when you attend class, and if purchase of books or other materials are required you will be advised of the details when you register.
Certificate Enrolment Fee: $125
Cost for the program is approximately $8,450 plus a Learner Service Fee (costs vary based on course locations).
The courses and certificate are open to anyone. There are no formal requirements for admission.
Register to a class
To check individual course availability, select one the course codes above and follow the instructions on the course listing.
Enroll in the program
Justice Institute of BC
715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4
to Student Services at 604.528.5653
For more information
Phone: 604.528.5590 or 1.877.528.5591
Last updated January 13, 2019