Training and Education

Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST)

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding, Identifying and Managing Narcissism in Collaborative Divorce Cases 

June 20, 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Oakton Community College (Des Plaines)

Presented by Beth Wilner, CLII Coach & Child Specialist. Attend this training and explore narcissism and the relationship dynamic of “narcissistic abuse,” with a focus on developing the skills to identify and manage these traits and dynamics in our cases. We will practice having “difficult conversations” with our team members when these traits infiltrate the professional team “container,” and learn ways to optimally manage cases with clients with this difficult personality style. Read more and REGISTER here:

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

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

More information and registration coming soon!

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.