Training and Education

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

October 24-25, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days. – Chicago Marriott Downtown

Are you interested in helping families resolve their differences peacefully rather than battling as adversaries in the courtroom? Divorce doesn’t have to be destructive. The Collaborative divorce process enables couples to approach divorce in a non-adversarial manner, through agreements tailored to family priorities and alternatives to fighting in court.

Join us for this informative and interactive training and discover the roles of the attorneys, mental health coaches, and financial neutrals as they form a Collaborative team to support clients in the Collaborative divorce process. Download the flyer. Or, Read more and register now!

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Forum 2019

October 24-27, 2019 – Chicago Marriott Downtown

Join Collaborative-minded colleagues from near and far through Pre-Forum Institutes, over 40 workshops, engaging Plenary sessions, special gatherings, and more, highlighting some of the most well-known trainers in the field as well as exciting new voices. Learn more and register:

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

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