MCT Collaborative Introduction Training Schedule

MCT Collaborative Introduction Training Schedule

Beginning January 27th, My Collaborative Team will be launching our Collaborative Introductory Learning Program.  This will be a series of ten monthly gatherings that will take the next step in the Collaborative training process.  We will teach newly trained professionals what to do next and teach potential Collaborative professionals and referral sources what the Collaborative Process is all about. At the same time, we will be providing our members and other Collaborative professionals the opportunity to network, despite the limitations of the pandemic. This will be your chance to invite a colleague “to lunch.”  Our program will allow for, and encourage, networking.

The program will begin with an introduction to “What is the Collaborative Process?”  Over the ten months, the program will discuss the paradigm shift, team building, and getting involved in the Collaborative community. During the last three months we will take a deep dive and provide practice pointers including the importance of the pre-brief and debrief, Collaborative Standards and Ethics and utilizing the Collaborative Process for issues other than divorce.  Here is a complete schedule of the training:

January 27, 2022 - What is the Collaborative Process?
• Overview of the Process • What is a Paradigm Shift? • How is the Collaborative Process relatable to litigation/mediation/other processes?
February 24, 2022 - Making and Maintaining the Paradigm Shift
• Reviewing the Paradigm Shift • Why is a Paradigm Shift so important? • Staying conscious of making the shift/shifting is ongoing process • Getting others to make the paradigm shift • Is the paradigm shift for attorneys only?
March 24, 2022 - Team Building: The Importance of Mental Health Professionals, Financial Neutral and Other Professionals
• Importance of full team concept/paradigm shift to use full team • What roles can the neutrals have? • What are the different types of members that can join the team? • Making sure the clients understand the value of all team members
April 25, 2022 - How to Get Your Collaborative Practice Started and Putting a Team Together
• How to network with your Collaborative community • Importance of team continuity • Turning enemies to allies • What is the face of your practice? How do you market yourself?
May 26, 2022- The Value of Your Local Practice Group and Mentorship
• Why should you join a local practice group? • What can you expect to get from a practice group? • What can you contribute to your practice group? • Importance of mentorship/scribe programs
June 23, 2022 - Get Involved, Making Connections, and Setting Personal Goals
• What is the IACP? • The power of My Collaborative Team • IACP Forum/Statewide conferences • Setting goals and meeting them
July 28, 2022 - When Is Collaborative Not Appropriate?
• If domestic violence is present • High conflict • Special needs • Trauma
August 25, 2022 - Collaborative Process Practice Pointers: Using the Team Pre-Brief and De-Brief + Access and Inclusion In The Collaborative Process, and Termination
• How important are pre and debrief? (termination) • Are we strategizing? • A thick skin is needed/taking and receiving criticism • Bringing Collaborative to all communities
September 22, 2022- Thinking Outside the Box: Collaborative Process for Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Co-tenancy Agreements, Trust and Estates issues, Civil issues, etc.
• Where can the process be utilized outside divorce? • Collaborative life/marriage planning • Cross-referral sources
October 27, 2022 - Final De-Brief: Discussion/Q&A and Commitment to Collaborative
• Q&A Recap of previous sessions • What do you do now that this course is over?

There will be no charge for this program. You may attend as few or as many sessions as you like.  Our program will end just before the 2022 IACP Forum in Orlando, Florida and those participants who attend all ten sessions will be eligible for drawings for free or partial registrations at the Forum, compliments of MCT. 

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1 Response

  1. Such great Trainings! I would love to attend the upcoming one in March, but it conflicts with the Texas Bar Conference – will it be recorded?

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