Training and Education

Using Family Law Software in Collaborative Cases: Maximizing the Potential for Settlement (Fellows Collaborative Skills Training)

Attend this program and learn how to effectively use Family Law Software in the Collaborative Process; tips and tricks for collecting information, entry of data, and persuasive presentations of options and results. This program is geared toward attorneys and financial professionals, but mental health professionals will also benefit from learning how the software can maximize the potential for settlement. Presented by Nancy Chausow Shafer, JD (CLII Attorney Fellow) and Jack Long, CDFA (CLII Financial Fellow). 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., DePaul University – O’Hare Campus (8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago 60631). Register now:

  • Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (6 hour): April 24, 2018 – program topic and location to be determined.
  • Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (3 hour): July 19, 2018 – program topic and location to be determined.
  • Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training: September 28-29, 2018 – location to be determined.

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 attending these programs does not provide Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST) credits, some may provide continuing education credits; please check with each provider for more information and to register. Check back for information about upcoming programs.