Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #49 Enhancing intrinsic motivation to change: motivational interviewing techniques to encourage effective co-parenting

Parents can have parenting conflicts both before and after divorce. Incorporating action-oriented processes shifts the focus of what can be done to help things go right rather than simply a focus on preventing problems. Exploring and resolving co-parenting ambivalence through Motivational Interviewing techniques encourages ownership, enhances self-efficacy, and assumes competency.

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #48 Moving Forward: Bringing Healing Divorce Ritual to the Collaborative World

This workshop addresses the learning from my doctoral research into the ancient Jewish ritual of divorce, the GET, for its wisdom in healing the wounds of divorce in the secular world. Participants will explore ways to bring together this ancient wisdom with the modern sensibilities within our collaborative practice.

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #47 Shifting Our Perceptions: Small Changes — Big Impact

Using video, discussion, and exercises we’ll create consciousness raising experiences to facilitate profound shifts in perception. On that foundation, we’ll practice strengthening mind-sets and skills, enhancing cultural fluency in response to diverse experiences and attitudes, while facilitating resolutions that take Collaborative Practice more efficiently and frequently beyond agreement to healing.

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #46 Multiple Hats for Collaborative Professionals and Mediators: Working with Interdisciplinary Neutrals and Co-Mediators

Still working in the traditional collaborative and/or mediation model?  This workshop will focus on working with interdisciplinary neutrals at the collaborative table in mediation as well as co-mediating with those neutrals.  Your willingness to step outside of the box and wear multiple hats promotes a more professional, effective model for resolving conflict at the mediation table.

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #45 Working Collaboratively to Protect Children’s Inheritance in Divorce and Remarriage

This workshop will present a model in which collaborative lawyers work with estate lawyers to design and implement plans to protect children’s inheritance upon the remarriage.  This model is being utilized in the Hudson Valley by the presenters along with others, and is a natural extension of collaborative work with existing and new clients.

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #44 Done Is Better Than Perfect II

Interactive workshop focusing on using video to enhance/market your collaborative practice.  Instruction includes using VLOG, DIY video and interactive live and recorded video to educate potential group members/clients about collaborative process, introduce potential team members, and increase your group's reach and meeting attendance through several different video techniques.

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #41 Lessons of the Masters - Conflict Resolution at the Constitutional Convention

In our current climate of polarization, we forget that intense discord accompanied the Framers to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787.  The key to this monumental achievement was found in the time-tested tools of conflict resolution employed by today’s skilled mediators. These myriad skills, and their context, will be explored in this workshop.

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #40 Collaborative Speed Dating – Will You Be Chosen?

Will they say yes?  You sure hope so, but your heart is racing.  You’re not sure if they are feeling the connection, and they keep asking tough questions about what you do.  This is Collaborative Speed Dating, where you’ll find out whether you will be chosen as a Collaborative Professional!

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #39 My Client Wants WHAT?: Navigating Financial Decision-Making with Our Clients

Think your client is going to make a bad financial decision? What can/should you do about it, if anything? How can the team help? In this interactive workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of your biases and learn strategies for working with clients and the other professionals.

Sunday AM 90 min Workshop #38 Mindfulness: A Powerful Tool to Successfully Navigate and Solve Conflicts

Mindfulness allows us to work through conflict with our clients by exploring our clients', and our own, inner reality, leading to a deeper understanding of our clients' conflict and our reactions to them.  Mindfulness is a gateway to developing creative solutions in the Collaborative process.