Collaborative Training Trio: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

January 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 2021

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training includes: 

Days One & Two-Overview of the Collaborative Process, Conflict Theories, Strategies and Communication Styles 

The Collaborative Approach 

The Participation Agreement (PA) 

The Collaborative Professionals: Family, Financial, Legal 

The Role of the Law 

Introduction to Evolution/Paradigm Shifting for each Professional 

Conflict Theories and Models, Conflict Styles, Power Imbalance 

Conflict Resolution Strategies: Principled Negotiations, Interest based Negotiations, Insight, Narrative, Transformative 

Communication, Listening Skills, Questioning 

Emotional Agility/Techniques managing strong emotions & high conflict 

Days Three & Four-Guidelines & Choreography of Collaborative Files 

Initial Consultations, Screening, Process Choice & Design, Case  

Management, Interests, Engaging Other Spouse, Engaging Reluctant  

Lawyer, Assembling the Team, Team Preparation, Client Preparation, Agenda Setting, First Meeting Considerations, Progress Notes, Financial Disclosure, Team Debriefs 

Introduction of legal model and role of model – when & who 

Further preparation & meetings, Option Generation & evaluation, Settlement & Drafting, Terminating Process, Final Team Debrief 

Day Five-Get Your ‘Shift’ Together:  Team, Neutrality & Building a Collaborative Practice 

Settlement Advocacy, Ethics, Neutrality & Team, Self-Care, Interplay of  

Neutrality & Advocacy, Impasse Strategies, Building a Collaborative Practice,

Further Training 

Visit the Training Trio to learn more about each CP professional: 

Liz Urban, Lawyer, www.urbanfamilylaw.ca 

Michele James, Family Professional, www.michelejames.com 

M. Gail Belchior, Financial Professional, www.fdsniagara.ca 

Click here to download the registration form (PDF).