President’s Update – November 2021

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We certainly live in interesting times. Many family professionals from around the world tell me they are very busy and attribute it to the additional pressure COVID-19 has put on relationships. Ironically, I am working on more pre- and post-nuptial agreements than ever before. I would love to hear from you if you have a perspective on what has been happening in our professions since COVID hit us.

Last month I attended the IACP Board meeting and Forum in San Diego and was pleased to see that Florida was well represented. The next IACP Forum will be in our back yard – October 27-30, 2022 at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee. I hope that you will join me and many other FACP members at the Forum. I guarantee you will have a great time while learning a lot about the Collaborative Process and interacting with professionals from around the world. FACP will be part of the Host Committee, led by Kim Nutter from Ft. Lauderdale and Adam Cordover from Tampa. Please contact Kim or Adam if you would like to get involved in our Forum Committee.

Before the IACP Forum, however, FACP will hold its tenth annual conference on June 9-11, 2022 at the JW Marriott Tampa. Everyone who attended our last annual conference in June had a great time and left motivated to get more involved in our Florida Collaborative world. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present at the conference, the deadline is December 3, 2021. Specifics about the conference will be sent to you very soon.

Finally, I want to share some exciting news that can positively impact all Collaborative professionals in Florida. The United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Week will be April 15-21, 2022. The theme of the worldwide celebration will be “Collaboration.” FACP will be working with all of the Practice Groups in Florida to promote the celebration of Collaboration and more specifically, the Collaborative Process. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in your local community or statewide to help the public learn what we do as Collaborative Professionals. Be on the lookout for information and opportunities to get involved in the next couple of months. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in a global celebration of the essence of who we are.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I hope you will take a moment to be thankful for everything you have. No matter what ills or difficulties we may experience, we are blessed to be able to be who we want to be and do what we want to do. I am grateful for the close relationships I have built through FACP and I look forward to building even more in the near future.

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