2023 Advance Training Series

In 2023 My Collaborative Team is running our Advance Training Series. This training will be a 10-month program geared towards those professionals committed to making the Collaborative Process the go-to option for divorce and conflict resolution. Our sessions will take place on the 4th Thursday of every month, typically at 1pm EST unless otherwise noted.

This Advance Training Series is free and open to all My Collaborative Team members. Each session will run 55-mins and will include one CLE credit for all who attend. CEU credit will be available for a small additional processing fee. Single-session attendance will be available for a fee to those non-members interested in joining the training.

Language Out Loud: Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, and Accessible Communications In Collaborative Practice

Session 008: September 21, 2023 - 1pm EST

Join Candice D. Saketkoo, Ph.D., Psy.D., who drafted IACP’s recommended language and editing guidelines for Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, and Accessible language, as she discusses critical aspects of the newly drafted guidelines and develop strategies to integrate that language into Collaborative Practice. During a moderated discussion with Kristen Goss, Esq., acquire strategies to respectfully and mindfully work with clients and Collaborative professionals without bias as it relates to individual characteristics of racial and ethnic identity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality.

Presented by Candice D. Saketkoo, Ph.D., Psy.D., and Kristen Goss, Esq.,

Understanding Your Executive Function

Session 007: August 24, 2023 - 1pm EST

How well do we know our own strengths and weakness? How can understanding our strengths and weaknesses make us more effective peacemakers? How can understanding your executive function help you put together the most effective Collaborative team for your clients.

Presented by Thabatta Mizrahi

Curiosity and Insight: Bringing the Insight Approach to Collaborative Practice?

Session 006: June 22, 2023 - 1pm EST

Collaborative Professionals meet resistance all the time – from colleagues and, perhaps most perplexingly – from our clients! In many ways we are “set up” for this, as we take on the role of expert (the one with the answers), fixer (the one who will solve it) or warrior (the one who will fight). Throw in the emotional, financial and practical problems presented in separation and divorce, and you have created the perfect storm for resistance.

Presented by Jacinta Gallant

Collaborative Process For More Than Divorce

Session 005: May 25, 2023 - 1pm EST

The Collaborative Process is traditionally utilized as an alternative to the divorce process. However, the Collaborative Process can be used for much more. Come learn how the Collaborative Process can be utilized in estate and probate scenarios.

Presented by Aubrey Ducker

Conscious Contracts

Session 004: April 27, 2023 - 1pm EST

The Conscious Contracts® model is a  process for creating sustainable, relational and values-based agreements. This process provides a framework for authentic communication, connection, clarity, and relationship design.  It builds on best practices of modern contracts like plain language, design thinking, and using visuals. It is also influenced by restorative justice, collaboration, and conscious business practices

Presented by Kristen Boldt

Session 003: March 23, 2023 - 2pm EST

Adapting Ourselves, and Our Process to Meet Each Family's Needs

The future growth of Collaborative Practice will depend on our ability to adapt our process to meet the needs of each family as well as the evolving needs of the next generation. The focus of this workshop will be on discovering ways to assess the unique dynamics of each family, and by utilizing flexibility and adaptability, developing the most efficient and effective team composition, meeting structure, professional roles and responsibilities, and overall strategy for the process, in an effort to arrive at successful outcomes for the families we serve. We will also look at our own potential for adaptability and address some of the barriers that we may have that can, at times make us resistant to change.

Presented by Randy Heller and Ron Ousky

Session 002: February 23, 2023 - 1pm EST

Truth or Consequences? Building Competency in the Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

Feedback, whether personal or professional, can be a conversation many of us feel unprepared to successfully navigate. This presentation draws from the available research and feedback models to identify fundamentals for meaningfully giving and receiving feedback.  The presentation will focus on specific techniques and strategies for building personal expertise and a local culture that fosters and supports helpful feedback.

Presented by Barbara Kelly

Session 001: January 26, 2023 - 3pm EST

You Had Me At Hello: Increasing Your Collaborative Practice Through Effective Intake and Initial Consultation

Do you want to increase your Collaborative Practice? Start with your intake process and your initial consultation. Learning objectives of this session are:

  1. To learn how to conduct an initial consultation which engages appropriate clients to choose the Collaborative Divorce.
  2. To successfully elicit clients' interests and values in the consultation, and to demonstrate to clients how their interests can be met with Collaborative Divorce.
  3. To educate clients effectively on how the Process works while creating an action plan so clients exit the consult knowing their role and their next steps to engage their spouse in the Process.

In this interactive session you, after reflecting on your own practice and learning new tools for implementation in your own practice, you will leave with an easy-to-implement action plan to increase your Collaborative Practice!

Presented by Stephanie Dobson