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Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP)
Annual Statewide Collaborative Conference
May 16-18, 2019

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals
We are accepting proposals for 90 minute conference workshops.
Submit a Workshop Proposal Online
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2018

The Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals welcomes proposals for presentations at our 7th Annual Conference. The theme of the conference is “Make Cases, Make A Living, Have A Life!”

From generating those initial Collaborative cases to making a living doing this work to embracing all the changes that brings to your life, do you have knowledge to share with your colleagues about how you navigated this path? Perhaps you can describe methods that Collaborative professionals can use to acquire their first few cases or to successfully build momentum after those first few cases. Maybe you can explain the steps practitioners can take to expand the Collaborative portion of their professional practice to make a living at this type of work. Is that about professional skills, interaction with clients, marketing to the public, learning how to serve diverse clients, being a good team member? Or is it something else entirely? For those practitioners whose mission is a shift in quality of life for themselves and their clients, what changes do they make in their business? How does a professional stay in a conflict-centered profession but in a different way? Our goal is to offer workshops to practitioners at all stages of their conflict resolution practice development and we invite you to generously share your knowledge.

You might wish to consider the following topics:

· I’ve been trained–Now What??–Building a Collaborative Practice

· Matching What Collaborative Has To Offer to Clients Values, Needs and Concerns

· Don’t Tell, Don’t Sell: Using the Curious Question to Explain Collaborative

· My Client Says Yes, Their Spouse Says No, Now What?

· When Promoting Collaborative Isn’t Enough

· Imagine Post-divorce Life: How Collaborative Helps You Get There

· Marketing to Under-served Populations

· Modest Means – Bringing Collaborative Practice to Middle America

· Creating Cases across the Income Spectrum

· Addressing Alcohol/Drug Addiction in the Collaborative Process

· Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements in the Collaborative Model

· Overcoming the Language Barrier: Serving English as a Second Language Clients

· Financial Professional’s Role with Low Income Clients

· Allied Professionals: Understanding Your Relationship to the Team

· How Can a Financial Neutral Build a Fulfilling Collaborative Practice?

· How Can a Mental Health Professional Build a Fulfilling Collaborative Practice?

· Collaborative and Beyond: Transforming Your Law Practice

· Exploring the Other Definitions of Advocate: Supporter, Spokesperson, Adviser

· Constructive Lawyer Advocacy during Negotiation

· Connecting Interests with Options

· Using Neutral Team Members to Manage Difficult Client Issues

· Apology and Forgiveness

· Hope and Optimism for Collaborative Professionals

· Practice Influences Life/Life Influences Practice

· Working in the Midst of Conflict: Make a Living and Still Have Peace

· Creating More Time at Home through Effective Practice Management

· Imagine the Practice You Want, Take Steps to Get There!

Please design your 90 minute conference workshop for either: beginner, intermediate/advanced, or practitioners of all experience levels. Presentations may be general or discipline specific for lawyers, mental health and financial neutrals, or allied professionals. Interdisciplinary Team presentations are encouraged.

Submit a Workshop Proposal Online

Conference Information
May 16-18, Annual Conference
Committee Meetings •  Registration • Conference Agenda • Workshop Schedule
Available in February

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Conference Hotel and Location
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
Group Rate: $169
Resort Fee: $20
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