Introductory Collaborative Training


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Introductory Collaborative Training (Interdisciplinary)

Become part of the collaborative professionals community – take the first step in doing that by enrolling in the introductory interdisciplinary training.

The Collaborative Law process is at the cutting edge of dispute resolution practice today, with an emphasis on problem solving, negotiation and cooperation to settle conflict. It involves lawyers working with other professionals and their clients to respectfully resolve disputes and ultimately stay out of court.

Exciting training to enrich your expertise and gain knowledge about Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice. Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice training allows Lawyers, Financial Specialists, Child Consultants and Counsellors to join growing numbers of professionals interested in working collaboratively in a non-adversarial model within family law.

Introductory Collaborative Training (Interdisciplinary)

Brisbane / Gold Coast

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th August 2018

Location: TBC

The topics covered in this course will include:

    • The Collaborative Approach
    • The Paradigm Shift
    • The Collaborative Contract
    • Interest Based Negotiation
    • Communication Skills
    • Advocacy Issues


Learning Outcomes

    • The principles of collaborative practice
    • Interest-based negotiation
    • The shift to goal orientated negotiations
    • The role and potential of each of the professions
    • The power of working in a team
    • Dynamics of teams
    • Conducting an interdisciplinary collaborative case from beginning
      to end
    • The skills needed to work in collaborative cases
    • How to build continuous learning and improvements into your
      collaborative work
    • How to build a collaborative practice
    • Creating effective settlement options
    • How to apply the theory in practice



Upon completion of the course participants will have met the minimum IACP (International Association of Collaborative Practitioners) and QAPC (Qld Association of Collaborative Practitioners) requirements as to work as a collaborative practitioner. Certificate of attendance will be provided.



Join presenters Cassandra Pullos, John Thynne and Dr Anne Purcell for an engaging workshop that will add new dimensions to your skills and the services you offer your clients.

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The trainers are experienced collaborative professionals who have worked cases together. Their teaching draws on their extensive experience working together in interdisciplinary collaborative teams, where equal value and importance is placed on all team members. The training integrates practical exercises with theory. The learning will be experiential and participants will get the opportunity to practice working in a collaborative case.Dr Anne Purcell is one of 12 invited members of the global training faculty for the International Association of Collaborative Practitioners (IACP) and the sole representative from the Southern Hemisphere. She trains collaborative practitioners locally and internationally, is a long-standing committee member of Qld Collaborative law and works as a collaborative team member as a communication professional or ‘coach’. She brings her background in education, psychology and mediation to the role of family neutral to assist parties and professionals during the collaborative process.

John Thynne is a Forensic Accountant with Vincents Chartered Accountants. He is a trained Collaborative practitioner, mediator and business valuation specialist. He is an experienced collaborative trainer and among the busiest financial neutrals working in collaborative practice in QLD. He has developed significant expertise and customised tools to assist parties and practitioners in the collaborative process. John is also an executive member of the Qld Collaborative Law Committee.

Cassandra Pullos is a Collaborative Family Lawyer, Registered Mediator and Accredited Family Law Specialist. Cassandra was one of the first trained Collaborative Lawyers in Queensland and has spent the past 10 years assisting clients in collaborative matters. Cassandra was the founding President of Qld Collaborative Law and a committee member for the 1st 10 years. She has served on numerous committees of the IACP, was selected as the only person outside North America to participate in their first Leadership Academy and has been instrumental in bringing collaborative practice to Australia.

Book Now For Your Introductory Collaborative (Interdisciplinary) Training Course

Introductory Collaborative (Interdisciplinary) Training

Brisbane / Gold Coast

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th August 2018

Venue: TBC


$995* – Early Bird (before 30 June 2018)

$1,284* – Standard (after 30 June 2018) *This amount includes GST.


To register please contact Amelia via phone on 07 5526 3646 or email [email protected]. Alternatively please submit your enquiry below.

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