Part-time, in class Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate

Program details

Format Part-time in Vancouver

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, courses scheduled to start before August 31 in Vancouver or Surrey will move to online-supported delivery.
Schedule Courses, which we offer every year, are between one and three days long.
Duration We offer this program every year from September to April. It's designed to be completed in eight months, but you may take up to three years to finish. You may also register for most courses individually when space is available.   
Courses There are 10 required courses and a practicum.
Learning materials We'll provide custom course materials at no additional cost. 
Tuition Tuition is based on individual course fees.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable
Application deadline June 24, 2020

We accept qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis, and will continue to accept applications if space permits. Since the program can fill quickly, we recommend applying and registering for your courses early to secure your seat.

Upcoming terms  

Location Class dates Payment Deadline Application status
Vancouver Sep 09, 2020–Apr 16, 2021 Please note: You may choose to pay as you go, but your seat in a course is not reserved until we receive your payment. Apply online

Learning environment

Courses feature a wide variety of instructional techniques, including group exercises and discussions. You’ll work through the program with a cohort—a group of fellow civic engagement professionals—with whom you can share experience, ideas and expertise.

Coursework: What to expect

This certificate is university-level. You’ll complete reading and in-class exercises for each of the core courses. If you enroll in the certificate, you’ll also complete written assignments for each course, as well as a paper and a poster presentation for your practicum project.

Graduation requirements

To receive the Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate, you must successfully complete all courses and your practicum project within a three-year period.

Take individual dialogue and civic engagement courses

If you’re not enrolled in the Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate, you may still register for most courses individually if space is available. If you would like to be notified when seats become available, please join our email list.