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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.

Self-Paced Program

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.

 

Program strengths 

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).

 

Note

  • 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.

 

Program Format

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

Tuition for the program is approximately $8,450.

 

Additional Fees
  • 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

Candidates for this program may be eligible for JIBC awards and bursaries. For more information, please contact the Student Services Centre directly at financialaid@jibc.ca or call 604.528.5762.

 

 

STEP 1 - Apply to the Program

After checking course availability, apply online and submit your completed application form.

Mail
Student Services
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

Phone
604.528.5590
1.877.528.5591

STEP 2 - Register for Courses

After your application has been submitted, please register for courses.
 

Important Dates 

This is an open enrolment program. There are no application deadlines or set start dates.
 

Admission Requirements 

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

International applicants are encouraged to contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at international@jibc.ca.

 

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 appeals@jibc.ca 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

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

CRES-1100 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution  or  CRES-1101 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution Workplace
CRES-1180 Mediation Skills Level I CRES-1170- Negotiation Skills Level I
CRES-1190 Dealing with Anger CRES-1270 Negotiation Skills Level II
CRES-1280-Mediation Skills Level II CRES-1560 Assessment: Specialization in Mediation/Third-Party Intervention
CRES-1152 Integrating Conflict Theory and Practice or  CRES-1150-Theoretical Foundations of Dispute Resolution 

 

Elective Courses (choose 10 days / 5 credits):

CRES-1305 Asserting Yourself in Conflict Situations CRES-1231 Conflict Coaching Level II
CRES-1302 Building Your Communication Toolbox CRES-1472 Balancing Empathy and Assertion
CRES-1308 Managing the Hostile Individual CRES-1473 Managing the Conflict Within
CRES-1408 The Art of Reframing CRES-1404 Asking Better Questions
CRES-1411-Civil Procedure CRES 1405-Dealing with Defensiveness in Conflict
CRES-1406 Dynamics of Power CRES-1474-Identifying Control and Abuse in Pre‐Mediation
CRES-1452 Resolving Conflict in Groups Level II CRES-1200 Resolving Conflict on the Front Line
CRES-1409 Separate Meetings: Pre-Mediation & Caucusing CRES1402-Shifting from Positions to Interests
CRES-1298 Ethical Dilemmas for Mediators CRES-1495 Mediation Skills Level III
CRES-1491 Preparing for Your Mediation Assessment (Reality Check) CRES-1131 Conflict Coaching I
CRES-1210 Conflict Dynamics in Groups CRES-1474 Identifying Control & Abuse in Pre-Mediation

 

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