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2 Day Introductory/Refresher Collaborative Training

  • 03 Apr 2020
  • 04 Apr 2020
  • Stetson Law Center, 1700 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

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  • Title sponsor will receive one free registration. A representative will be afforded a three minute opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to the participants. You will have an opportunity to provide handouts, materials or marketing items in the "goody bags" provided to attendees (please provide in advance to event administrators). We will have signage at the event showing this sponsor, and they will be displayed on their own board. Additionally, we will have a list of the sponsors on the advertising materials for the training.
  • Event sponsors will have the opportunity for a three minute introduction to attendees. You will be able to provide handouts, materials or marketing items in the "goody bags" provided to attendees (please provide in advance to event administators). We will have signage at the event showing these sponsors, each displayed on its own board. Additionally, we will have a list of the sponsors on the advertising materials for the training.
  • The Cocktail Reception Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide handouts, materials or marketing items in the "goody bags" provided to the attendees (please provide in advance to event administrators). We will have signage at the cocktail reception showing this sponsor, and they will be displayed on their own board. Additionally, we will have a list of sponsors on the advertising materials for the training.
  • The Lunch Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide handouts, materials and marketing items in the "goody bags" provided to attendees (please provide in advance to event administrators). We will have signage at the training showing these sponsors. Additionally, we will have a list of the sponsors on the advertising materials for the training.
  • The Lunch Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide handouts, materials and marketing items in the "goody bags" provided to attendees (please provide in advance to event administrators). We will have signage at the training showing these sponsors. Additionally, we will have a list of the sponsors on the advertising materials for the training.
  • The Breakfast Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide handouts, materials or marketing items in the "goody bags" provided to attendees (please provide in advance to event administators). We will have signage at the training showing these sponsors. Additionally, we will have a list of the sponsors on the advertising materials for the training.
  • The Breakfast Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide handouts, materials or marketing items in the "goody bags" provided to attendees (please provide in advance to event administators). We will have signage at the training showing these sponsors. Additionally, we will have a list of the sponsors on the advertising materials for the training.
  • The snack Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide handouts, materials or marketing items in the "goody bags" provided to attendees (pleae provide in advance to event administators). We will have signage at the training showing these sponsors. Additionally, we will have a list of the sponsors on the advertising materials for the training.

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This is a 2-DAY Interdisciplinary Introductory/Refresher Collaborative Training in the One Coach/Neutral Facilitator/Neutral Mental Health Professional Model.

Trainers: Florida Collaborative Trainers

Friday, April 3rd - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 4th - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FEES

- Early Bird Pricing $495.00 (Ends March 6, 2020)
- Regular Pricing $550.00 (After March 6, 2020)

Costs include continental breakfast and lunch each day as well as the cocktail hour Friday evening immediately following the training.

  Each attendee will receive a copy of the book -
  The Clear and Easy Guide to Collaborative Divorce
  by Jeremy Gaies


ABOUT THE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

What would it feel like to help clients divorce peacefully, privately, and with dignity?  Wouldn’t it be great to consistently work with professionals whom you know, trust, like, and respect?  Learn how to offer Collaborative services and get involved in your Collaborative Law community in this highly engaging two-day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Law training.  This course is intended for attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, mediators, and others who believe there is a better way to help clients through difficult times.

At our two-day Introductory Training, participants will do the following:

  • Learn how and why collaborative practice was developed
  • Discover the essential paradigm shift that allows collaborative professionals to succeed
  • Review the Uniform Collaborative Law Act or jurisdiction-specific statutes/rules
  • Explore and enhance option development techniques
  • Identify the distinction between interest-based discussion and positional bargaining
  • Obtain a step-by-step guide on how a collaborative case typically proceeds
  • Participate in discipline-specific break-outs and Q & A sessions
  • Engage in a discussion on collaborative practice and professional ethics
  • Exchange ideas on marketing to foster the  development of a collaborative practice
  • Learn how to grow and re-energize your local collaborative community

TAKEN THE INTRO BEFORE?

We know that many professionals have taken the intro training before and may only be interested in the advanced trainings when they come to town. We offer advanced trainings later in the year, but have found that experienced collaborative professionals repeat the intro training as well. Feedback from these professionals has informed us that they feel a refresher in the process is helpful, that they learn new skills, and update their knowledge on the law and creative ways to help their clients divorce collaboratively. 

APPLIED FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR ATTORNEYS & MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Learn more: For General questions contact Lori Georgiou at lori@lorigtherapy.com, for sponsorship questions contact Susan Helms at shelmslaw@msn.com

About the Trainers:

Next Generation Divorce is excited to welcome back The Florida Collaborative Trainers for this 2 Day Intro and Refresher Course in Collaborative Divorce.

Robert J. Merlin, Esq.
Bob exclusively practices family law. His office is in Coral Gables, Florida. He specializes in Collaborative Family Law and other non-adversarial processes to help clients resolve their family matters without litigating. Bob lectures regularly on Collaborative Family Law and has written numerous articles about the Collaborative Process. Bob was the point person in Florida for the passage of the Florida Collaborative Law Process Act and the adoption of the Collaborative rule of procedure and The Florida Bar Collaborative Rule of Professional Conduct, all of which went into effect on July 1, 2017. He is on the Boards of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Family Law Institute.

Lana M. Stern, Ph.D.
Lana is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Parent Coordinator and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. She is an active and enthusiastic proponent of the Collaborative Process and has worked extensively on collaborative family law cases as the MHP/Facilitator. Her article, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”, has been published in both the Spring 2017 issue of Collaborative Review (The Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals) and in The Divorce Puzzle–Connecting the Pieces Collaboratively, (2017). Additionally, she has co-authored the chapter “Collaborative Law” in The Florida Bar CLE textbook, Dissolution of Marriage. Dr. Stern lectures statewide, nationally and internationally on the role of the neutral mental health facilitator in the Collaborative Process. Dr. Stern has been in private practice as a psychologist in the Coral Gables, Florida area for the past 30 years.

Rosemarie S. Roth, Esq.
Rosemarie has practiced in the area of Family Law for the past 33 years and specializes in Collaborative Family Law. Rosemaire brought the Collaborative Process to Florida in 1999 and founded the state’s first practice group, the Collaborative Family Law Institute. After serving as president for ten years, Rosemarie became the founding president of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida in 2010 and served in that capacity until 2015. In 2009 she received the Stu Webb Distinguished Service Award in Recognition of Exceptional Leadership and Devoted Service to the Collaborative Family Law Institute. Rosemarie is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and an adjunct professor teaching the Collaborative Family Law workshop at the University of Miami School of Law.

Edward S. Sachs, CPA/ABV CFF
Ed is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Family Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. After 25 years of representing spouses in litigated divorces, in 2016, Ed left his position as Director of Litigation and Valuation Services for a large Coral Gables firm and opened his own accounting practice dedicated to the Collaborative Process and other alternatives to litigation in settling financial issues in divorce and business. Ed currently serves as President of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is a member of three practice groups in Miami-Dade, Broward and South Palm Beach counties. He has trained countless professionals throughout Florida in the Collaborative Process.

Trainer’s Testimonials:
https://floridacollaborativetrainers.com/testimonials/

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