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Trainer: Esther van Gennip
Language: English (this course will also be delivered in French on the same dates, click here for more details)
Pre-requisites: n/a (all participants are welcome!)

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa Ontario
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Discounts:
Full-time students receive 65% off ($542.50 + tax)
Part-time students receive 50% off ($775 + tax)
Full-time students at Saint Paul University receive 75% off ($387.50 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($1085 + tax)

Click here to register for TPN 1 from June 1-5, 2020

Click here to register for TPN 1 from September 14-18, 2020

Workshop Overview
This introductory course is the prerequisite to all of the other TPN modules. It introduces participants to the spectrum of conflict resolution choices; layers of conflict with an emphasis on deep-rooted or identity-based conflict; core attributes of community-based conflict resolution; ten core principles for being an effective TPN. Through role plays and conflict scenarios participants are introduced to values and beliefs and how they impact on conflict; an introduction to negotiation, conciliation and mediation processes and techniques, including guidelines for mediators, the mediation process and process checklists; and an introduction to facilitation which includes basic group dynamics, positive framing of issues and core skills of a facilitator. The course also includes skill practice around questioning techniques and the positive framing of conflictual issues.

Bring clarity to the pathway from conflict to conciliation by developing your skills as a conflict resolution practitioner. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

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Upcoming Courses: TPN 2

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Trainer: Lorna Lemay
Language: English (this course will also be delivered in French on the same dates, click here for more details)
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa Ontario

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Discounts:
Full-time students receive 65% off ($542.50 + tax)
Part-time students receive 50% off ($775 + tax)
Full-time students at Saint Paul University receive 75% off ($387.50 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($1085 + tax)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
Building on TPN 1 as a prerequisite, this module provides intensive training on facilitating groups in conflict and preventing groups from escalating conflict into something non-productive. Key tasks of a facilitator and core skills are taught and practiced. They include such things as creating and effectively using a process agenda, creating and enforcing ground rules, techniques for including all participants, techniques for capturing the ideas of participants and skills for keeping to the process and within the allotted time and dealing with difficult behaviors.

It's no secret that managing a team presents its unique set of challenges: 

  • How can we ensure everyone's voice is heard?
  • How can we best manage difficult behaviours?
  • How do we create a non-judgement and non-threatening atmosphere?
  • How can we meet our mandate while managing the group's needs?
  • How can we use the art of the question to help a group move forward?

Learn how to empower people and groups to manage their differences constructively. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

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Upcoming Courses: TPN 3

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Trainer: Patricia Brady
Language: English
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral

Cost: $1550 + tax
Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa Ontario

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Discounts:
Full-time students receive 65% off ($542.50 + tax)
Part-time students receive 50% off ($775 + tax)
Full-time students at Saint Paul University receive 75% off ($387.50 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($1085 + tax)

Click here to register for TPN 3 from June 15-19, 2020

Click here to register for TPN 3 from November 2-6, 2020

Workshop Overview
Building on the mediation introduction in TPN-1, the mediation process is explored at a greater level of detail, through key mediator skills such as conflict analysis, facilitating dialogue, reframing and questioning, maintaining fairness and equity, managing emotions, and stimulating creativity. Participants build skills through a series of role plays, while addressing themes such as power imbalance and cultural differences. Practice is enriched by segments on collaboration and negotiation, conflict resolution approaches, process selection, and understanding motivation. Sample mediation agreements, ethical standards, and affiliations for mediators are also presented

Develop your skills as a mediator and explore the techniques and tools of the mediation process. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

Stay in the loop! For updates join our Facebook Page and mailing list.

Upcoming Courses: TPN 4

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Trainer: TBD
Language: English (this course will also be delivered in French on the same dates, click here for more details)
Pre-requisites: TPN 1 – Becoming A Third-Party Neutral, TPN 2 – Developing Facilitation Skills for Groups in Conflict and TPN 3 – Developing Mediation Skills

Cost: $1550 + tax

Discounts:
Full-time students receive 65% off ($542.50 + tax)
Part-time students receive 50% off ($775 + tax)
Full-time students at Saint Paul University receive 75% off ($387.50 + tax)
Not-for-profits receive 30% off ($1085 + tax)

Click here to register now!

Workshop Overview
The course provides a review of the key principles, processes and techniques acquired in the first 3 modules. It also goes deeper into multi-party conflicts and negotiations, co-mediation, conflict styles, human identity needs, and process designs for conflict interventions. Outside experts are also drawn in to share their field experiences working as a Third-Party Neutral.

Share your experiences in conflict resolution, learn from your peers, and embody what it means to be a Third-Party Neutral. Join the roster of TPN graduates! To find out more about the TPN certificate program, click here. 

Stay in the loop! For updates join our Facebook Page and mailing list.

Coronavirus Response to the CICR Community

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Dear CICR Family and Friends,

CICR is closely following developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canada and being responsive to our participants' concerns about upcoming workshops.

We decided to postpone all courses delivered in March and April, including the TPN4 in the first week of May. Should you be registered to any upcoming courses, CICR has reached out to you with next steps. If you are registered to an upcoming course that was cancelled and have not heard from us, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. At the moment, the TPN1 happening the week of June 1-5 is still happening, to register to this training here click here. To view an updated course schedule, please follow this link.

We know and trust your understanding that the safety and well-being of everyone are the top priority in these circumstances. We also trust that the unpredictable disruptions happening in our organizations, communities and society will bring out the best in every TPN practitioner to nurture dialogue, trust and collective resilience. Let us know how can we support you to serve that purpose.

As our offices are based out of Saint Paul University, we will be following their procedures, for SPU campus updates click here. All staff have decided to continue operating externally, including the Director of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Jo-Anne McCullough. 

We will keep in touch. In the meantime, stay well and be kind. 

The CICR Team

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