Beyond the Well-Travelled Path

Workshop Schedule

Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How our Personal Identity and Values Impact our Effectiveness as Dispute Resolution Practitioners

Is it possible to leave our identity and values as Dispute Resolution Professionals outside the room? This workshop will examine both professional and social identity. We will explore how our professional identities can unite us or can lead to conflict, and strategies to help decrease identity-based conflicts. We will explore how clusters of universal values underpin our sense of self, and can either increase or decrease our conflict, both as team members and as professionals working with clients. Using a tool to identify our default self-monitoring style, we will identify where we fall on the self-monitoring continuum, and how to use this information to help us constructively work with our colleagues. Finally, we will synthesize this information to help us understand not only how this knowledge can increase our effectiveness as Dispute Resolution Practitioners, but how we can use this information to help build healthy Collaborative Practice groups.

Thursday’s Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 12 noon – Pre-Forum Presentation: How our Personal Identity and Values Impact our Effectiveness as Dispute Resolution Practitioners

12 noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Pre-Forum Presentation Continues

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Conference Registration and Welcome reception

7:00 p.m. – Dine Around Chelan

Friday March 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Plenary session with Keynote Speaker Nancy Cameron
Stretch Collaboration

In his book, Collaborating with the Enemy, How to Work with People you Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust, Adam Kahane radically asserts that collaboration is no one’s first choice. Those of us who work in collaborative models tend to believe that once experienced, the benefits of collaboration are obvious and should beget more collaboration. Kahane’s premise, however, is that people’s first choice is one of three options: to force, to adapt, or to exit. It is only when one of these does not work or is not an available option that people are willing to collaborate. Traditional collaborative skills, those that require a harmonious team that agrees on where it is going, how it will get there, and who needs to do what, aren’t enough for tough, seemingly intractable, problems. Kahane’s work richly describes what he calls “Stretch Collaboration”. In this workshop, we will have an opportunity to work with some of the fundamentals of Stretch Collaboration through reflective exercises, small group work, and larger discussions. You will leave with tools that you can take into your practice groups, as well as into your more difficult collaborative cases.

Friday March 2, 2018 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session 1 a. Collaborating Towards Wellness – Sunny McMillan & Brooks Baldwin, J.D. and Life Coach

Session 1 b. Clarifying the Decision to Divorce with Discernment Counseling Joe Shaub, M.A., J.D.

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Session 2 a. Understanding Addiction, New Science, New Treatments, New Options – Carol Betts, J.D.

Session 2 b. What’s New in IACP Ethical Standards – J. Mark Weiss, J.D.

Saturday March 3, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

9:00 p.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session 1 a. Working with client emotions: Tend and Befriend the Pain – Zvi Strassberg, Ph.D. – Part One

Session 1 b. Understanding Conflict and How to Protect Children from Divorce Fallout – Alyson Jones, M.A. Salley-Anne Ross, M.A. & Mariah Soleway M.A.

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Session 2 a. Working with client emotions: Tend and Befriend the Pain – Zvi Strassberg, Ph.D. – Part Two

Session 2 b. Dividing Assets: When what you see isn’t what you get. – Christopher Kimball CPA

We expect full CLE and CEU accreditation

Registration Fees

Pre Forum Registration

Conference Registration fees (which include most meals and CLE/CEU Credits!)
CPW Member $420
Non Member $460

Students/Judges/Presenters attending conference: $180


Feel free to contact Samantha Sherman with any questions.

Refund Policy: CPW is a non-profit organization. We cannot offer refunds except for family emergencies subject to the discretion of CPW. Thank you for your understanding.