Thursday, September 16, 2020

"Taking it To The Next Level" in Tulsa

Peggy Thompson will join me next week to present an expanded version of my popular "Taking it To The Next Level" intermediate/advanced workshop in Tulsa for lawyers, mental health, and financial professionals on September 24 and 25.

There is still space available, and we'd enjoy the leavening and multiple perspectives that result when a group includes people from multiple practice communities. If you are interested in attending, contact Barbara Bartlett.

Her email address: barbara@dontfightaboutit.com

Here is our working agenda:

GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE: BUILDING A VIBRANT COLLABORATIVE TEAM PRACTICE COMMUNITY

An Intermediate Training Workshop

With Pauline H. Tesler and Peggy Thompson

Tulsa, Oklahoma

September 24 & 25, 2010


Day One:


8:30-9:00 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

9:00-11:00

Challenges in Collaborative Practice: Identifying Obstacles, Opportunities, and Growth Points in Your Community of Collaborative Colleagues

11:00-11:15

Morning Break

11:15-12:30-

Service Delivery Models:

· What models are in use and where did they come from?

· “Deep Resolution” in collaborative practice, with emphasis on the ethics of family law conflict resolution

12:30-1:30

Lunch:

1:30-2:30

Triage and Needs-Based Collaborative Practice:

· Ethical dimensions of recommending/choosing a divorce conflict resolution modality

· Human needs and human biology in conflict and dispute resolution

· The problem of “Case A” and “Case B”

2:30-3:15

Team Practice and the “normal” collaborative couple:

· What are the needs of adults in “deep resolution” conflict resolution?

· What are the needs of children?

· What are the implications for process choice and process management?

3:15-3:30

Afternoon Break

3:30-5:00

Roleplay Experience: The Buy-In Phase of the Case

[Practice in using the Golden Apple and “Hopes and Fears” techniques to increase client “buy in” to team collaboration]





Day Two:

8:30-9:00 AM

Coffee and socializing

9:00-10:00

Mobilizing and Using the Integrated Interdisciplinary Team:

· Practice groups and effective team practice

· When and how is a team mobilized

· How can we achieve congruent teamwork with professionals and with clients

· Protocols and documents

· Building trust

· Congruent messages

· Congruent behavior

10:00-11:00

Video, discussion, and roleplay of conversations , stages, and challenges in getting the team formed for the case

11:00-11:15

Morning Break

11:15-12:30

The Overt Narrative and the Hidden Narrative in Team Practice

· What do we need to know from clients and what do they need to know from us to choose and succeed at team practice

· How do we influence process choice (intentionally and unintentionally)

· Skillful questioning

· Appreciative inquiry

· Metaphor and restorying

· Neuroscience concepts and tools

12:30-1:30

Lunch

1:30-2:30

Specific Challenges and Techniques in Skillful CP:

· The Mission Statement

· The Static and Dynamic Roadmap

2:30-3:15

· Team communications, debriefing, roadmaps

· The Law as helper, not “elephant in the room

3:15-3:30

Afternoon Break

3:30-5:00

Specific Challenges and Techniques, continued:

· Challenging clients and team resources

· The functional and dysfunctional team

· The power of skillful questioning and skillful brainstorming

5:00-5:10

Evaluations and appreciations