Is this program right for you?
Be the one furthering your career. If you're considering a career as a private-practice mediator, the training hours gained in this specialization can be applied towards admission to the BC Mediator Roster and the Court Mediation Practicum Program.
Applicable Training Credits
Students can use their successfully completed JIBC assessment credits to further their mediation qualifications and credentials.
Learn at your own pace. Take courses when they fit your schedule.
- People who, either formally or informally, perform mediation and third-party intervention in their job.
- Anyone planning to be self-employed as private practice mediators/interveners.
- Those considering practicing mediation as a private practitioner or within an organization for roles such as a respectful workplace advisor, harassment advisor, HR practitioner, conflict management professional or union representative.
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 also apply their JIBC mediation assessments to the experience portion of their application.
A successful JIBC mediation assessment can count for up to three 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).
Students learn the foundations of collaborative conflict resolution with a focus on self-awareness in conflict. They apply this understanding and knowledge in a problem solving/negotiation setting and in a process facilitation context.
Program electives allow students to specialize and expand their learning in a variety of contexts related to mediation.
What You Need to Graduate
Seven required courses (12.5 credits).
- Some courses are offered online.
- One day is equivalent to seven credit hours where a credit is comprised of 14 hours.
- Single courses in the Certificate Program are available for individual enrollment.
- Participants should complete the program within two to three years. Full attendance is required.
The program is comprised of 252 hours or 36 days of training and an assessment.
Single-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.
Core courses are offered several times throughout the year. Students can take them individually or complete the certificate.
Tuition for the program is approximately $8,450.
- Certificate Enrolment Fee $75
- Learner Services Fee (price dependent on course locations)
Textbooks & Supplies
Course manuals are supplied when you attend class. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised when you register for the program.
JIBC AWARDS AND BURSARIES
STEP 1 - Apply to the Program
After checking course availability, apply online and submit your completed application form.
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STEP 2 - Register for Courses
After your application has been submitted, please register for courses.
This is an open enrolment program. There are no application deadlines or set start dates.
The courses and certificate are open to anyone. There are no formal admission requirements.
Financial aid and awards
Financial aid and awards are not available for this program.
International applicants are encouraged to contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Who should take this program?
A: Managers, team leaders, business owners, negotiators, conflict resolution practitioners, human resources professionals, any individual in a leadership position, or any individual who wants to improve their communication skills.
Q: What are the opportunities available to me in the conflict resolution field?
A: Entry-level positions in the conflict resolution field are diversified. They are often a component of other policy, analyst or non-profit careers. Human resources officers often specialize in mediation and staff bargaining. A graduate-level degree is almost essential because of the functional expertise it demonstrates.
Q: I'd like to become a mediator. How does this program help?
A: 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 Family Mediation Canada.
Q: Do the training hours from this program apply towards admission to the Mediate BC Roster and towards educational requirements for certification by practitioner organizations, such as ADRBC?
A: Civil and Family Roster applicants can apply their JIBC 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).
Q: How do I learn the skills?
A: The methods used to evaluate and analyze conflict and to resolve such situations or potential situations are often learned through a combination of experience and higher education. Acquiring essential skills in the conflict resolution field can be initiated through involvement and concern with the social issues affecting most communities.
Q: Do I need to enroll in the program before I'm able to take courses?
A: You don’t have to be enrolled in a certificate program to take our courses. You can take classes individually as long as you have the applicable prerequisites.
Q: Do you offer this program online?
A: No. Full attendance in the classroom is required.
Q: I need to miss part of my course. What should I do?
A: If you are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances, we recommend submitting an appeal to email@example.com explaining the reason. Participants may then transfer to another class where they will be required to attend the entire course on the new dates to receive credit.
Q: Are books and course manuals included in the tuition fees?
A: They are supplied when you attend class. If you need to purchase books or other materials, you will be advised of the details when you register.
Q: What if I want to take one of your courses but do not want to pursue a certificate?
A: That's fine. All of our courses are available individually, and you can mix and match the classes depending on your learning needs. After each course, you will receive a letter of attendance. After completing the program requirements, you will receive your certificate.
COURSES IN THIS PROGRAM
Elective Courses (choose 10 days / 5 credits):
**This course is a requirement to join Mediate BC's Roster.
General Elective (CHOOSE 1 DAY/ 0.5 CREDIT)
Choose your remaining day from any Conflict Resolution course. You may use 7 hours from Lead Yourself First-LEAD 1100 for general elective credit in this certificate