As a former teacher, I still derive great joy from being in a room of people who are eager to learn and grow. And knowing that so few people learn how to resolve conflict well growing up, I especially enjoy educating and training people on the principles and practices of peacemaking.

Below are some of the seminars and courses that I offer. But I am also available to create customized seminars and courses to meet your particular learning needs.


Educational seminars are always interactive and engaging, but the emphasis is placed on understanding foundational principles and important concepts.


Training courses also cover important content, but an emphasis is placed on experiential learning that focuses on skill development, so that individuals are equipped to put into practice what they have learned.
Peacemaking Principles: a one-day seminar offered in conjunction with Judy Dabler at Creative Conciliation that addresses why conflict happens and unpacks the key components of peacemaking.
How People Change: a one-day seminar based on the book by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp, which covers a biblical understanding of the heart and the process of progressive sanctification.
Understanding Guilt, Shame, and Fear: a 1-2 hour seminar designed to teach the difference between guilt, shame, and fear, and how to respond to each.
Boundaries/Consequences: a 1-2 seminar on learning how to create loving, wise, and appropriate boundaries, which are reinforced by loving, wise, and appropriate consequences.
Forming a Small Group: a one-day seminar on best practices for planting healthy, lasting small groups.
Peacemaking Practices (Conflict Coaching): a two-day course offered in conjunction with Judy Dabler at Creative Conciliation that features role-playing opportunities to equip people to help others resolve conflict. 
Helping People Change: a two-day course that draws from Side-by-Side by Ed Welch, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp and Gospel Fluency by Jeff Vanderstelt, and can be designed to include real-time experiential training (as opposed to role playing).
Crisis Management: a two-day course offered in conjunction with Judy Dabler at Creative Conciliation that features role-playing opportunities to help churches and organizations create a Crisis Response Team.
Loving, Redemptive Confrontation: a 1-2 hour course on learning to express hurt and confront sin in a way that brings about reconciled relationships.
The Art of Asking Questions: a 1-2 hour course on learning how to ask good questions that deepen relationships.

Fees & Expenses

Once a careful assessment is made of your educational or training goals, a detailed Fees and Expenses Estimate is provided that itemizes the expected fees and expenses likely to be incurred.
Cliff's standard rate for local services is $100/hour and $110/hour for out-of-town services.

In most cases, a retainer is collected up front, and any unused portion of the retainer is refunded.


If you are interested in learning more about any of the seminars or courses mentioned above, please contact me directly for more information. I provide a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to discuss helpful options that best meet your unique needs.