Lea Karen Kivi

Lea has provided training material on appropriate boundaries in ministry as well as input on clergy sexual abuse policies and procedures to religious communities in Canada.

She has spoken about clergy sexual abuse as a guest on the Context with Lorna Dueck television show and the Mediation Station radio show. She has also facilitated discussions about this topic at churches (including the Newman Centre at the University of Toronto and St. Luke’s parish in Thornhill, Ontario).

Lea wrote two books on this topic (Abuse in the Church – Healing the Body of Christ, and A Survivor’s Journey through the Bible) as well as articles in America magazine and elsewhere.

Lea’s Conflict Resolution Training

  • Conflict Management Coaching (CINERGY model)
  • York University’s Basic and Advanced Certificates in Dispute Resolution
  • Workplace Fairness Analyst Certificate
  • International Institute of Restorative Practices (Basic Restorative Practices)

Being a life-long learner, Lea has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto, and has taken ministry courses at Santa Clara University, Toronto School of Theology (Regis College), Tyndale Seminary, and Emmaus Formation Centre.

Currently, Lea is also serving on the Task Force studying Online Dispute Resolution for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC).

Dispute prevention and resolution

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