Saturday AM Workshop #09 Crossroads of Collaborative Practice and Mediation: Competing or Converging Models?

Are Mediators and Collaborative Professionals competitors or natural partners?  In a highly interactive, engaged conversation, we compare and contrast CP and Mediation, explore how principles and techniques of each can be applied to the other, and delve into the convergence of the two models as “Collaborative Mediation.”

Saturday AM Workshop #08 The single most effective activity for building your practice

For Collaborative Practice professionals balancing busy schedules and client demands, a long list of business development “to-dos” quickly becomes overwhelming and often remains unfinished. This workshop will answer the question, what is the single most effective business development action you can focus on without stretching yourself too thin?

Saturday AM Workshop #07 Inspiring Outcomes in Collaborative Divorce Cases; Turning Around The Difficult Case

In line with 2019’s theme, our workshop offers examples/tools for creating inspiring outcomes. Collaborative or not, divorce is divorce. Moving families forward and aligning the team requires intention and skill. We’ll discuss difficult cases, parties and situations in past cases, where the case evolved to produce an inspiring result.

Saturday AM Workshop #06 Preventive Lawyering for Collaborative Professionals: Help Families Manage Future Conflict

Preventive lawyering can help parties flag existing conflicts before they spiral out of control. Collaborative professionals can easily become preventive legal and conflict wellness providers by expanding their practices to the pre-conflict arena. Learn concrete skills in order to expand your services and further build your collaborative practice.

Saturday AM Workshop #05 Demystifying the difficult couple

Working with high conflict couples requires a systemic lens.  Couple members mix with each other to create a more powerful interpersonal process than either alone create.  Workshop participants will learn to identify and understand the reactions and responses of the couple members, and skills to shape reactivity and resistance

Saturday AM Workshop #04 Beyond Civility- Using Our Skills to Connect People across Political/Issue Differences

Taking it to the Streets:  How to bring your Collaborative Process knowledge and experience to connect with others with whom you disagree and how become a community resource to connect people and bridge differences where you live. Program is based upon the Beyond Civility Model.

Saturday AM Workshop #03 Collaborative Wills and Estates: Preparing for the Wealth Transfer Tsunami

Within the next two decades the largest transfer of wealth from generation to generation in history will occur.  Collaborative interdisciplinary teams have a unique opportunity to impact this transfer while minimizing the impact on families.  This workshop will provide pragmatic tools to begin this work with a deeper understanding of both planning and post-mortem phases.

Saturday AM Workshop #02 Managing the Negotiation Within – Our Clients’ and Our Own

Psychologists have long understood that individuals have sub-personalities, each seeking to guide our thinking and behavior.  With a particular focus on Internal Family Systems theory, this workshop will help professionals (a) understand and manage this internal negotiation so that we can be more effective, and (b) teach these techniques to our clients.

Saturday AM Workshop #01 Uniform Collaborative Laws and Rules - For Everyone

The Uniform Collaborative Law Act and Rules have been pending in the United States since 2009.  18 states and D.C. have adopted them to date.  We will discus the status of the UCLA in the United States and how to help more states and other countries adopt uniform Collaborative laws and rules.

Saturday PM Workshop #18 Let’s get emotional: EFT skills to manage emotions and create a safe context

In our collaborative work, but also in our work in general, we have to deal with emotions. How can we be creative? In the process of supporting our clients, but also in our teamwork, we constantly have to manage emotions. We have found a way by using the EFT-theory in our work which we would like to introduce! By using EFT-skills we manage to regulate better the emotions and attachment needs of our clients, but also of our selves as professionals working in a team.