Training Opportunities

Powerful, Non-Defensive Communication for Collaborative Professionals, with Sharon Ellison (Fellows Collaborative Skills Training – 6 hrs.)

April 28, 2017  – Cafe La Cave (Des Plaines)

Cafe La Cave (Des Plaines), 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Explore the art of questioning and communicating without reactivity or defensiveness, including shifting the power dynamics, traditional and non-defensive questions and statements, asking disarming questions, making statements, and more. Register now:

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

September 15-16, 2017

DePaul University (O’Hare) – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days

Interested in learning about this alternative divorce process, or taking the first step to becoming a member of CLII? Attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals: attend and learn the important, yet subtle ways in which each of your roles in a Collaborative divorce differs from more traditional roles. Join us in learning about this dynamic, empowering, and effective model of practice. Register now:

Non-CLII Training Programs
For other Collaborative-related training and programs around the country, check the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Training page.

Membership in CLII requires the completion of a Basic Training and a 40-hour mediation training. Below are a few providers who offer the mediation training.See the CLII Membership Requirements for more details.

NOTE: If you wish to take a non-CLII sponsored training to fulfill CLII’s requirements for membership, before you register for the non-CLII sponsored training, you must submit a table of contents for the course and bios of the trainers for review by the CLII Membership Committee. Questions? Please contact the CLII Administrator at:

Missed the Social Media Training? Check out the first in series of video segments from that day

Regional Mediation Training