Conflict Management and Transformation

Certificate in Ministry and Organizational Leadership Students Sitting in Group Under Trees Smiling

Course Facilitators: Karl Mueller, Suzie Said, Lorinda Lee

As part of TIM Centre's  partnership with Development Associates International and Tyndale Leadership Centre, Conflict Management is Course 3 of 4 in the Certificate of Ministry and Organizational Leadership.

Conflict Management is a normal part of our lives.  It happens in families, churches, ministries, organizations and communities.  In Canada's multi-cultural context, cultural differences, couples with our natural tendency to "do it my way" make conflict inevitable.  

Most cross-cultural conflicts are rarely intentional.  They occur because underlying cultural values and corresponding rules are not understood.  Each culture has an intricate network of values that support the rules people use to handle conflict, so that an understanding of these differences is far more complex that one first supposes.

As Christian leaders we are called upon to seek to bring reconciliation wherever it is needed.  This sometimes involves managing conflict we are personally involved in, as well as helping friends and colleagues who are in conflict with others. 

This course is intended to clarify issues in interpersonal, church, ministry, organizational and cross-cultural conflicts.  It is designed to provide insights on the different ways people and cultures handle conflicts, to evaluate these insights with Scriptures, and to provide practical guidelines to understand it and handle it.

Conflict Mangement and Transformation Syllabus (PDF)

Course Dates:

9:00am-4:00pm for 4 Saturday sessions

1. Saturday September 8, 2018 - Karl Mueller 

  •   Understanding Conflict
  •   Biblical Perspectives on Conflict
  •   Course Introduction                                                                  

2. Saturday October 13, 2018 - Suzie Said

  • Approaches to Handling Conflict
  • Dealing with Conflict 

3. Saturday November 10, 2018 - Lorinda Lee

  • Confession and Forgiveness                                                        
  • Attitudes and Methods of Transforming Conflict

4. Saturday December 8, 2018 - Karl Mueller 

  • Review and Next Steps
  • Mediation: Helping Others Transform Conflict
  • Managing Personal Conflict                                                        


Tyndale University (3377 Bayview Ave. Toronto Ontario M2M 3S4)


Free parking on site.


Early Bird Price - $360 (till August 18, 2018) + Buzztix Fee $13.95 
Regular Price - $400+ Buzztix Fee $15.25
TIM Centre is unable to reduce the Buzztix Fee cost, which is charged according to the price of registration.

Register Online:

For students eligible for Limited Scholarship or Church Match Scholarships, please email tim [at] tyndale [dot] ca to receive a Scholarship Code before registering. To enter the code, click "Enter Promotional Code" before purchasing tickets in the widget below.