Training and Education

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

September 28-29, 2018 – Lewis University (Oak Brook)

Collaborative Practice differs from litigation, pre-trial settlement, and even divorce mediation. It involves a Collaborative team approach in which three types of professionals join forces—without reliance on threats, demands, or the court—to support a couple through the divorce process and toward a new post-divorce relationship and way of life. Attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals will learn the important yet subtle ways in which each of their roles in a Collaborative divorce differs from their more traditional roles. Read more and register now: or download the flyer

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

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

You might also be interested in these non-CLII programs, some featuring CLII Fellows as presenters. Although attendance at some of these programs may not provide Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST) credits, some do, and some may provide continuing education credits; please check with each provider for more information and to register.

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Practice Development Institute

June 22-23, 2018 – American Bar Association (321 N. Clark St., Chicago 60654)

This program is eligible for CLII Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST) credits.

The Institute employs a cutting edge interactive curriculum to help participants grow their dispute resolution practices and increase their profitability as lawyers serving as mediators, negotiators, mediation advocates, collaborative members of interdisciplinary teams, and delivering unbundled legal services. This program will also be helpful mental health and financial professionals who work with lawyers in serving clients. Click here for more information and to register.