Certificate in Advanced Facilitation and Consultation
This 22-day/11-credit credential will combine practices in leadership, conflict resolution and instructional development.
Learn to enhance your facilitation skills designed for group and/or multi-stakeholder consultations. Develop your aptitude to design a facilitation process that is inclusive, collaborative and outcome-focused.
This credential is offered through a partnership between the Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Centre for Leadership.
- Staff in municipal, provincial and federal government involved in public engagement and consultation
- Non-profit organizations wishing to consult stakeholders on programs or issues
- HR professionals wanting to design better staff engagement processes
- Private consultants wanting to strengthen skills in facilitation and consultation
- Anyone interested in strengthening their skills in facilitation and engagement processes
The Centre for Conflict Resolution offers a number of Information Sessions throughout the year.
- The certificate program is a minimum 22 days of training (11 credits).
- You can take courses individually or complete the certificate.
- Learn at your own pace – take courses when they fit your schedule.
- Courses are scheduled several times throughout the year.
- There are two Capstone courses: CRES-1500 & INDC-1402
- Full attendance is required.
- There is continuous intake into this certificate program.
- Demonstrate a variety of facilitative behaviours to address individual and group conflict dynamics in the design and implementation of facilitation processes.
- Define success criteria for facilitation and consultation initiatives and align facilitation processes and interventions to achieve them.
- Analyze complex situations to determine appropriate consultation requirements and measures.
- Integrate the knowledge, skills and approaches of effective facilitation process design and implementation while addressing group conflict dynamics to achieve outcomes that are inclusive, collaborative and outcome-focused.
- Demonstrate enhanced self-awareness regarding own internal emotional state and the impact of behaviour, thoughts, emotions, and communication on the facilitation process.
Required Courses (5.5 credits)
To check current course availability, select the course code below. If you wish to register, follow the instructions on the course listing.
|Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution or Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution: Workplace Focus||CRES-1100 or CRES-1101||1.5||3|
|Negotiation Skills Level I or Mediation Skills Level I|| CRES-1170 or |
|Conflict Dynamics in Groups||CRES-1210||1.0||2|
Elective Courses (Minimum 3.0 credits)
|Defining Issues and Setting the Agenda||CRES-1401||1.0||2|
|Lead Yourself First||LEAD-1100||1.5||3|
|Asserting Yourself in Conflict Situations||CRES-1305||1.0||2|
|Asking Better Questions||CRES-1404||0.5||1|
Capstone / Graded Courses (Both required - 2.5 credits) *Take these courses last
|Facilitating Group Conflict (Blended)||CRES-1500||1||2|
|Designing Consultation and Engagement Processes||INDC-1402||1.5||3|
Note: 1 day is equivalent to .5 credit (7 hours)
Individual courses in the Certificate Program are available for enrollment.
- Certificate Enrolment Fee: $75
- Cost for the program is approximately $4600 (costs vary based on elective choice and location).
Books & Supplies:
Course manuals are supplied when you attend class, and if purchase of books or other materials is required you will be advised of the details when you register.
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
Submit an enrollment form via:
Justice Institute of BC
715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4
to Student Services at 604.528.5653
Last updated August 8, 2016