ICLEF is proud to continue the development of our Collaborative Practice curriculum by providing a very special two-day event….
Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training
Facilitated by International Academy of Collaborative
Professionals training team members
Thursday & Friday, May 11-12, 2017
8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. each day
ICLEF Conference Room
230 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis
See below on how you can save $$$ by registering with your financial and/or mental health professional colleague!
The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum has partnered with the IACP to provide a comprehensive two-day training that will help legal, mental health and financial professionals gain a strong foundation in Collaborative Practice. Taught by a highly experienced interdisciplinary team, the training focuses on the skill sets of each profession and the integration of those skills in the process. Participants will be introduced to the theories, practices, and skills needed to begin a Collaborative practice. This program will also be helpful to those who wish to refresh their initial Collaborative training experience and deepen their understanding, while networking with other colleagues in the Collaborative community.
No need to travel far….
ICLEF is bringing Internationally acclaimed trainers Mariette Geldenhuys, Barbara Hummel and Lisa Schnieder right here to the Hoosier state to teach a two-day Introductory Interdisciplinary Training, which meets IACP Standards and is designed to provide you with the foundation necessary for success as a Collaborative practitioner.
What will you learn?
• How the collaborative team process works, the professionals involved and
the wisdom of teams
• Advocacy in a collaborative context and understanding advocacy needs
• The importance of neutrality
• Understanding of interest-based negotiation
• Knowledge of Spectrum of Interest/ Core Concerns
• Facilitation of an initial client meeting and how to explain the process
• Overcoming resistance and perspectives of fairness
• Comprehensive Team Protocols, screening and process design
• Professional team preparation and critical debriefing
What is the IACP?
The IACP is the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.
Vision: Transform how conflict is resolved worldwide through Collaborative Practice.
IACP supports Collaborative Practice as a conflict resolution option worldwide by:
• establishing and upholding the essential elements, ethical and practice
standards of Collaborative Practice;
• fostering professional excellence by educating and providing resources to
• leading and integrating the Collaborative community; and
• promoting the growth of Collaborative Practice.
For more information about IACP and its committees, visit www.collaborativepractice.com/
I am not an Attorney, What is ICLEF?
Since 1964, the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) has been the premier continuing legal education (CLE) provider to Indiana’s over 15,000 licensed attorneys. A 501c 3 nonprofit organization, ICLEF develops a curriculum based on the needs of the practicing Bar of Indiana and produces seminars of the highest quality to meet those needs at the lowest possible costs. Visit ICLEF at www.iclef.org
Register today. Come as a team and SAVE as a team!
To help make the decision to attend less of an economic one, and to promote the significance of the “interdisciplinary team approach” in Collaborative Practice, ICLEF extends an opportunity to join us as a team and save.
After the initial registrant, save 50% on each additional registration for our training when you register to attend the training with another professional colleague! In other words, as many as three interdisciplinary colleagues can attend for the tuition of two!
For example, if you as an attorney register to attend at full tuition, when you invite a Financial Professional and/or Mental Health Professional to join you, they may attend at 50% off the standard tuition.
Pass along the savings or share the savings with your colleagues and enhance the training experience for you all!
Registration / Tuition
$450 standard tuition (includes Credit Hours, Training Materials, and Refreshments)
$225 colleague tuition – available when professionals register together, after one professional registers at standard tuition.
(includes Credit Hours, Training Materials, and Refreshments)
Use Discount Code "colleague" to save 50% on second registrant tuition
Use Discount Code "colleague2" to save 50% on second and third registrant tuition
Our IACP trainers are experienced pioneers in Collaborative Practice
Lisa Schneider has participated in the establishment, growth and on-going training of Collaborative Practice Groups around California’s Bay Area since 2002. She regularly presents at annual California Collaboration Conferences and is a part of a Collaborative Divorce Training Consortium, training practitioners nationally and internationally. Lisa believes that sharing experiences and learning from other financial specialists is instrumental in the development of the financial professionals’ role in Collaborative cases. She is an active member in many associations and committees, and is the recipient of the 2013 Eureka award in recognition of her commitment and dedication to Collaborative divorce.
Mariette Geldenhuys is Founder and Past President of the Ithaca Area Collaborative Law Professionals (IACLP), Mariette brought Collaborative Law to the Ithaca, New York community in 2003 and has actively promoted its growth and expansion. She designed public education presentations and instituted a mentoring program for newly admitted attorneys for the IACLP. Mariette has presented Collaborative Practice training (both basic and advanced training) since 2006 in New York, New York; Ithaca, New York; Anchorage, Alaska; Dutchess County, New York; and Binghamton, New York. She has been a workshop coordinator and presenter at the Annual Forum of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals from 2005 through 2010. She was also a presenter at a symposium on “No Borders, No Barriers: Legal issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clients and their families in the United States and Canada” in Niagara Falls, Canada, in June 2006.
Barbara Hummel, M.Ed., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1988. Before beginning her Collaborative work, Barbara conducted Effective Parenting seminars for 15 years, authored numerous articles addressing family issues and communication skills and appeared on local television and radio segments focused on topics related to effective parenting, successful co-parenting relationships, stepfamilies and divorce. Barbara began working as a Family Relations Specialist in the Collaborative process in 2001 and became a family mediator in 2004. Her work focuses on assisting couples and families resolve their differences and develop more respectful relationships. Barbara is a past Co-Chair for the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals in Cincinnati, OH, and has served on the local board for over ten years. Currently, Barbara is a faculty member for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Thursday, May 11
8:30 A.M. Welcome and Introductions
Opening Exercise: Burning Questions
Overview of Training
9:00 A.M. Essential elements of Collaborative Practice
Dispute Resolution Continuum
9:50 A.M. Significance of Communication Skills
Group exercise: Active Listening
10:30 A.M. Coffee Break
10:45 A.M. Getting to know your client: screening and assessment
Role of the Collaborative lawyer
Demonstration of lawyer first client interview
11:45 A.M. Overview of Interdisciplinary team
Value and roles of neutral professionals
- MHP Coach - Family Professional
- Financial Professional
- Child Specialist
12:30 P.M. LUNCH (On your own)
1:30 P.M. Vocabulary and Mindfulness
The Paradigm Shift for Collaborative Professionals
2:00 P.M. DEMO: Describing the Collaborative Process to the client
Lawyer to Lawyer meeting
Considerations in building an interdisciplinary team
How will we work together conversation
2:30 P.M. DEMO: First meeting with Family Professional Coach
DEMO: First meeting with the Financial Professional
3:15 P.M. Refreshment Break
3:30 P.M. Collaborative Participation Agreement
Lawyer prepping client for first meeting
Exercise: Initial team meeting
4:15 P.M. Q & A - Return to Burning Questions
4:30 P.M. End day one
Friday, May 12
8:30 A.M. Recap day one and Pre-brief
8:45 A.M. Collaborative Road Map
Video: First team meeting
9:45 A.M. ROLE PLAY: First team meeting
10:30 A.M. Coffee Break
10:45 A.M. ROLE PLAY: Describing the Collaborative process to a client
11:15 A.M. Financial Professional: Collecting and sharing information
Next team meeting
11:45 A.M. Interest Based Negotiation
DEMO: Uncovering interests and core concerns
Moving from positions to interests
12:30 P.M. LUNCH (On your own)
1:30 P.M. Talking about the law in the Collaborative process
Avoiding positions and building agreements
2:00 P.M. Exercise: Dan and Rachel: Brainstorming and developing options
2:30 P.M. Impasse
Exercise: Difficult Collaborative situations
3:15 P.M. Refreshment Break
3:30 P.M. Specifics of ending a case
Final team Debrief
Building a local practice group - next steps for Indiana
4:15 P.M. Evaluations
4:30 P.M. Adjourn
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