Welcome to the Holiday Season! I cannot believe it is already the middle of November! Two weeks ago, FACP proudly sponsored and assisted the IACP to put on its annual Forum in Orlando – the first time the Forum was held in Florida. Approximately 25% of the attendees were from Florida and it was so special to smile and laugh with them. It was great seeing over 70 FACP members as we all marveled over how great the Forum was. There were a lot of presentations that inspired us to creatively think outside the box while meeting Collaborative professionals from around the world. OK, it’s true that a few of us also shared COVID, but that is a different story for another day!
FACP has learned a lot from IACP and IACP and its members have learned a lot from FACP and our members. We are clearly setting the pace around the world. Our members are so creative and dedicated to the Collaborative Process and to bringing great services to clients. Other Collaborative professionals want to know how and why we do things, which means that we are literally worldwide leaders in the Collaborative World. I was very proud to see that Adam Cordover, Aubrey Ducker, Lana Stern, Jeff Wasserman, Wendy Aikin, Brenda London, Teresa Parnell, Holly Haggerty (our web master), Joryn Jenkins, Rebecca Fischer, Marta Alfonso, Craig Fabrikant and Ed Sachs each shared their experiences and wisdom in presentations during the Forum. They graciously gave their time and energy to help advance Collaborative professionals. I cannot wait to see what we will do next!
Speaking of which, the next FACP Conference will be June 8-10, 2023 at the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Our Conference Committee, Jessica Felix, Enid Miller Ponn, Ari Harper and Lindsay Harrison, with the help of the Content Committee, chaired by Sheila Furr, are hard at work preparing what promises to be another great conference. The Committee is accepting proposals for presentations through December 5, 2022. You can submit your proposal right here on the FACP website. Our keynote speaker will be Forrest “Woody” Mosten, who happened to be the keynote speaker at or first conference in 2011. Woody brings creative ideas and a huge amount of experience to the Collaborative Process, and he will be a wonderful resource for all of us. If you do not attend the conference next June, you will be missing out on an opportunity of a lifetime. Mark your calendar now to attend the FACP 11th Annual Conference. I promise to personally shake the hand of everyone who attends and I will even use hand sanitizer!
Take care and best wishes to you and your families for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.