Training and Education

Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST)

June 18, 2020

Cafe La Cave (2777 S. Mannheim Rd., Des Plaines). Check back here and on the calendar for a new date and more details.

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Skills Training

September 11-12, 2020

Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College (Palatine)

Check back here for more details as they become available!

Mediation Training

Membership in CLII requires the completion of a Basic Training and a 40-hour mediation training. Below are providers who offer the mediation training. See Requirements to be a Fellow in CLII for further 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:

Other Educational Opportunities

If you’re interested in attending a non-CLII program for FCST credit, please check with CLII first to ensure that it meets the FCST requirements (1: it is a training that directly relates to the skills necessary to engage in interest-based negotiations and Collaborative Practice; 2: it concentrates on process rather than substance and should be highly interactive; 3: it is designed to enhance a professionals’ ability to fulfill their role on a Collaborative team.) Please email the program title, description and program provider’s name to

American Academy of Matrimonial Professionals

June 12-14, 2020

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck (Chicago)

What Every Collaborative Family Law Professional Should Know

This program has been approved for 3 hours of CLII Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST) credits.


For other Collaborative-related trainings around the country, check out the  International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) page.