Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills - Level 2 Training for Collaborative Practitioners

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Event date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (All day)
Name of Organization: 
Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Collaborative Professionals need to develop strong skills in conflict resolution and negotiation so they can help clients shift find workable solutions that reflect what matters most to the clients and their family in transition. Working in Collaborative Practice requires us to engage with our clients differently. Lawyers need to learn how to support client-centred decision-making while meeting our duty to provide advocacy and sound legal advice. Collaborative mental health professionals need to understand the negotiation side of the collaborative case, while managing and supporting the healthy expression of what matters on the emotional, psychological level. Collaborative Financial Professionals need to learn how to gather and explain financial information as a neutral team-member, and to help generate options without making recommendations. It’s complicated!

At This Course, You Will Learn How To:

  • Engage with your client in a way that supports collaboration
  • Identify and help clients express their values and interests
  • Work with emotion and bridge impasse
  • Help generate options that focus on the unique needs of the parties
  • Realize the full potential of working as a Collaborative Team
  • Manage conflict productively
  • Help create durable, lasting agreements

Collaborative Practice Training involves both process and skills training.  This course meets the Level 2 training requirement to practice within the Collaborative Family Law Association of Nova Scotia and is open to all lawyers, mental health and financial professionals interested in becoming a collaborative practitioner. If you have not yet taken an Introductory course in Collaborative Practice, consider attending the Introductory course scheduled for September 18 and 28 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Cost: $500 plus HST = $575

You can register and pay online, or send a cheque

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