WS #33 Conscious Communication and the Power of Words and the Magic of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is an African philosophy: "I am because we are" . Then lean in and witness the power and impact of positive and negative energy on water molecules. Take this opportunity to harness the power and energy of Ubuntu to enhance communication and positively impact the people and organizations you work with.


WS #32 Strategy in a Four-Dimensional Space

Fourth-dimensional space implies ‘out-of-the-box’ or ‘beyond-three-dimensional’ thinking. As with current science and diversity theory, a focus on multiple variables and perspectives, complex systems and interactive contexts is meant to track all that is happening and then derive a strategy to optimize flex points to free up space for viable solutions.

WS #31 Using PNDC™ Skills to Defuse Conflict with Difficult Clients

Using Powerful Non-Defensive Communication™ to enhance skill sets in defusing conflict by making simple changes in intention, voice tone, body language and phrasing when asking questions, giving honest feedback, and holding clear boundaries. Our focus will be on the many clients exhibiting more conflict due to current widespread issues such as the multitude of ways in which COVID is impacting people’s lives, as well as working effectively with narcissistic people.

WS #30 Talk of the Town: Creative Strategies for Cultivating Collaborative Practice in Small Communities

Launching a collaborative community is challenging, especially in communities where collaborative practice is unfamiliar to virtually all professionals working in the local area. This program will provide a detailed road map for introducing and cultivating a collaborative community from the ground up through urban partnerships, professional education, and marketing.

WS #29 Home Will Never Be the Same Again: Help for Gray Divorce Parents and their Adult Children

As the divorce rate for adults 50 and older soars, so does the number of adult children experiencing parental divorce. Although adult children are major stakeholders in their parents’ divorce, they are often forgotten. Learn how to help your clients and their adult children protect their post-divorce family into the future.

WS #28 Collaborative Advocacy: Practical Ways to Get our Shift Together

Effective Collaborative Advocacy goes beyond generalities about our “paradigm shift” to concrete examples of how that change shows up in our work. Taught by two attorneys who have worked on more than 800 Collaborative cases, this workshop focuses on specific behaviors that makes Collaborative lawyering different than traditional advocacy.

WS #27 The Three Dimensions of Listening

Of all the tools in our toolbox the most important, regardless of our profession, is our ability to listen. This workshop focuses on three dimensions of listening that occur simultaneously in all discussions: listening to me, listening to you, listening to us. This highly experiential workshop will assist participants in mastering all three.

WS #26 Calling All Neutrals!

If you are a collaborative professional fulfilling a neutral role, you understand the unique and meaningful dynamics that neutrality can bring to our work. In this workshop, our interdisciplinary team of neutrals will invite you to join in dialogue and learn together:
1. What neutrality means in our process
2. How our role is influenced by our sense of what conflict is?
3. How to be “the one” to ask the “dumb questions”
4. How to manage resistance from clients and colleagues?
5. How, and when, to give and receive feedback?

WS #25 Impasse - It Happens to Everyone and How to Fix It

This workshop will explore the areas in which impasse can affect a file. We will look at common areas for impasse such as the matrimonial home, pensions, parenting and so much more. While exploring the areas of impasse we will also discuss creative and tried and true methods to move even the most stubborn client off their position and into their goals and interests.

WS #24 Incentivizing Collaborative Practice: Helping Clients Choose to Collaborate

Incentives. They influence our everyday decisions from how we save for retirement, to which stores we frequent, to how often we go to the gym. In this townhall-style workshop, we will explore, and participants will be encouraged to share, economic and non-economic incentives to help clients choose Collaborative Practice.