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New Certificate in Collaborative Conflict Resolution opens for registration July 1 for September offering

The Justice Institute of British Columbia is upgrading its conflict resolution offerings with a redesigned Certificate in Collaborative Conflict Resolution (CCCR) which will open for registration on July 1 for its first offering in September.

The new Certificate in Collaborative Conflict Resolution is modernized and reflects current influences in theory and practice in the field. The program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in all aspects of conflict engagement including negotiation, mediation and conflict coaching. It encourages them to explore the role of important social justice issues such as Indigenization, equity, diversity, and inclusion in conflict engagement.

“A lot of life is about conflict. Read the news, watch TV, or listen to the chat around the water cooler and you’ll see it more often than not,” said Kent Highnam, Acting Dean of JIBC’s School of Health, Community & Social Justice. “But conflict doesn’t need to be a futile struggle. We can learn a lot about ourselves and others by engaging in conflict with collaboration in mind.”

The new certificate program will be offered in a hybrid format, a combination of online and face-to-face courses. It will provide students with more in-depth instruction through the use of rich resources and tools, such as enhanced coaching opportunities, skills demonstration videos, and e-portfolios to document, reflect on and assess their learning progression. Students can choose to take individual courses or the full CCCR program.

As with other programs offered by the JIBC Centre for Conflict Resolution, the CCCR will equip students with the skills needed to effectively respond to and resolve issues related to conflict within organizations, workplaces, communities and families.

The new certificate will replace four programs which will be discontinued: Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Specialization in Mediation/Third-Party Intervention; Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Specialization in Negotiation; Family Mediation Certificate; and the Associate Certificate in Workplace Conflict. Students already enrolled in one of these programs have until Aug. 31, 2023 to complete the requirements or they can choose to transfer into the new CCCR program. For more details see here.

Visit Certificate in Collaborative Conflict Resolution for more information on the new CCCR program.


Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.