Ethno-Religious Mediation Training
Become a CertifiedEthno-Religious Mediator
How to Apply
To be considered for this mediation training, follow the steps below:
- Resume/CV and Statement of Interest: Send your resume or CV to: email@example.com . In your email to ICERMediation, please include a statement of interest. In two or three paragraphs, explain how this mediation training will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Let us know if you would like to create and start a Living Together Movement Chapter for your city or university after your certification.
- Preferred Term: Indicate your preferred mediation training session. Classes are held virtually in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Your application will be reviewed and, if found eligible, you will receive an official admission letter or acceptance letter from us detailing the starting date of the mediation training, training materials, and other logistics. You will also receive an email from us inviting you to sign up for the ICERMediation membership if you are not an active member. As a member, you will receive full scholarship to enroll in the mediation training. Accepted participants who do not want to sign up for membership will pay the full tuition amount which is: $1,295 USD.
To empower participants to become professional ethno-religious mediators, peacemakers, peacebuilders, and civic bridge-builders in their states or countries. At the end of the mediation training, each participant will be supported to create and start a Living Together Movement chapter in their city.
CA 101 – Introduction to Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Conflict
CA 102 – Theories of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Conflict
Policy Analysis and Design
PAD 101 – Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Conflict within the Political System
PAD 102 – The Role of the Police and Military in Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Conflict
PAD 103 – Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Conflict Reduction Strategies
Culture and Communication
CAC 101 – Communication in Conflict and Conflict Resolution
CAC 102 – Culture and Conflict Resolution: Low-Context and High-Context Cultures
CAC 103 – Worldview Differences
CAC 104 – Bias Awareness, Intercultural Education, and Intercultural Competency Building
ERM 101 – The Mediation of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Conflicts, including a review of six models of mediation: problem solving, transformative, narrative, restorative relationship-based, faith-based, and indigenous systems and processes.
Upcoming Classes and Dates
Winter 2023 Class: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26 (Virtual Training).
Spring 2023 Class: April 2, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Virtual Training).
Summer 2023 Class: July 2, 9, 16, 23; August 6, 13, 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24 (Virtual Training).
Fall 2023 Class: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17 (Virtual Training).
Who Can Apply?
You have an academic or professional background in peace and conflict studies, conflict analysis and resolution, mediation, dialogue, diversity, inclusion and equity or in any other dispute resolution area, and you are seeking to acquire and develop specialized skills in the areas of tribal, ethnic, racial, cultural, religious or sectarian conflict prevention, management, resolution or peacebuilding, our ethno-religious conflict mediation training program is designed for you.
You are a professional in any field of practice and your current or future job requires advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of tribal, ethnic, racial, cultural, religious or sectarian conflict prevention, management, resolution or peacebuilding, our ethno-religious conflict mediation training program is also right for you.
The ethno-religious conflict mediation training is designed for individuals or groups from diverse fields of study and professions, as well as participants from different countries and sectors, especially those from government agencies, the media, the military, the police, and other law enforcement agencies; local, regional and international organizations, educational or academic institutions, the judiciary, business corporations, international development agencies, conflict resolution fields, religious bodies, diversity, inclusion and equity professionals, and so on.
Anybody who wants to develop skills in the resolution of tribal, ethnic, racial, community, cultural, religious, sectarian, cross-border, personnel, environmental, organizational, public policy, and international conflicts, can also apply.
Read the course description and schedule of classes, and register for the class of your choice.
The registration fee for Ethno-Religious Mediation Training is $1,295 USD.
ICERMediation members are offered full scholarship to enroll in this mediation training. This means that the $1,295 USD will be waived for each accepted member of ICERMediation.
To be conferred a Certified Ethno-Religious Mediator certificate at the end of this program, participants are required to complete two assignments.
Each participant is encouraged to select one topic from the recommended readings listed in the course syllabus or any other topic of interest on ethnic, religious or racial conflict in any country and context; prepare a PowerPoint presentation with no more than 15 slides analyzing selected topic using ideas drawn from recommended readings. Each participant will be given 15 minutes to present. Ideally, the presentations should be done during our class sessions.
Each participant is required to design a mediation case study on any ethnic, racial or religious conflict that involves two or multiple parties. After completing the mediation case study design, participants will be required to use one mediation model (for example, transformative, narrative, faith-based, or any other mediation model) to do a mock mediation during the role play sessions.
Upon successful completion of the training, participants will receive the following benefits:
- Official Certificate designating you as a Certified Ethno-Religious Mediator
- Inclusion on the Roster of Certified Ethno-Religious Mediators
- Authorization to create and start a Living Together Movement Chapter for your city or university and continuous support to work as a Civic Bridgebuilding leader for ICERMediation
- Possibility of becoming an ICERMediation Instructor. We will train you to train others.
- Continuous professional development and support
This ethno-religious conflict mediation training is divided into two parts.
Part one, “ethnic, racial and religious conflict: understanding the dimensions, theories, dynamics, and existing preventive and resolution strategies,” is a study of the topical issues in ethnic, racial and religious conflicts. Participants will be introduced to the notions and dimensions of ethnic, racial and religious conflicts, their theories and dynamics across sectors, e.g. within the economic and political system, as well as the role of the police and military in ethnic, racial and religious conflict; followed by critical analysis and assessment of the preventive, mitigation, management and resolution strategies that have been used historically to ease civic/social tensions & reduce ethnic, racial and religious conflict with varying degrees of success.
Part two, “the mediation process,” aims at studying and discovering alternative and practical strategies for participating/intervening in resolving ethnic, racial and religious conflicts, with a focus on mediation. Participants will be immersed into the mediation process while learning the different aspects of pre-mediation preparation, tools & methods of conducting a productive mediation, and processes of reaching a settlement or an agreement.
Each of these two parts is further subdivided into different modules. In the end, there will be an evaluation of the course and a professional development orientation and assistance.