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The Basics & More:
Three Day Basic Training in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice

Date: September 22 – 24, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (8:00 AM Registration)
Location: Sigma Conference Center, 1717 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15209

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About the Program

This Three-Day Interdisciplinary Basic Training includes a complete introduction to the Collaborative process including skills development, ethics and practice development, considerations with an emphasis on team building and how to work as or with a neutral. It is appropriate for all professionals new to Collaborative practice as well as for experienced professionals wishing to improve upon their skills, including attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, vocational counselors and realtors.

PA CLE Credit Pending Approval: 18 hours of credit – 17 hours substantive & 1 hour ethics.
Minimum of 18 hours of CPE Credit for Certified Public Accountants.
Pending CE credits for Mental Health Professionals.

Cost for the Three-Day Training:

$675 for registrations received before August 15, 2016 or $750 for registrations received on/after August 15, 2016

Includes: All materials, all day beverages, continental breakfast and lunch buffet each day, daily afternoon snack, and complimentary business center use.

Overnight accommodations available located 3 miles from Sigma’s Conference Center at The Comfort Inn, 4607 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237. Group rate $99/night plus sales/occupancy taxes. To get the discounted rate reservations must be phoned in directly to the hotel at 412-415-3867 by 9/1/2016 (after 9/1/16 on a space available basis only). Must indicate you are with CLASP.

Our Trainers:

Gregory J. Clark, CPA/ABV, CVA
Mark A. Criss, Esquire
Susan DiGirolamo, Esquire
Loretta A. Gephart, M.A.

Our trainers are members of CLASP who meet the new interim requirements set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) for trainers of basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative process.

Additional Panelists:

Maria A. Imbarlina, Esquire
Brooke B. McMorrow, Esquire
Derek J. Smith, CPA

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Executive Meeting Schedule

Noon to 1:00 p.m.Executive Committee Meeting at the offices of Margolis Edelstein

July 20, 2016 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting at the offices of Margolis Edelstein
August 17, 2016 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting at the offices of Margolis Edelstein
September 21, 2016 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting at the offices of Margolis Edelstein
October 19, 2016 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting at the offices of Margolis Edelstein
November 16, 2016 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting at the offices of Margolis Edelstein
December, 2016 Time and location TBD
Pro Bono Committee Meeting Schedule Meetings will be held the last Thursday of each month at noon. Location will rotate each month. Please contact Devin Hallett Snyder at 412-828-3011 for location information.
Collaborative Book Clubs Date and time at your choosing What: A great way to have focused conversations regarding Collaborative Law Where: You get to decide! Round up a group, or just a few, in whatever location you like, pick your book, and start the conversation.Suggested Locations: start a group where you live e.g., South Hills Collaborative Book Group; Downtown Pittsburgh Book Group; Washington County Book Group; Butler County Book Group; Greensburg Book Group; Beaver Book Group. When: You decide and schedule. Suggested times: in the morning before office hours; lunch time; mid-afternoon; after work; weekends. Who: Form your own group with anyone interested in Collaborative LawSuggested Book Club Members: Members of CLASP; Allied Professionals of CLASP; members of the Allegheny County Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee; members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee; any one you know interested in a greater understanding of Collaborative Law. Why: To foster and grow interest in Collaborative Law and to reach a deeper understanding of and gain familiarity with skills for the Collaborative Process Selected Books: Your book club can pick any book which is agreed upon.  Suggestions include:
Difficult Conversations – How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen
Taking the War Out of Our Words – The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication by Sharon Strand Ellison
The Science of Settlement – Ideas for Negotiators by Barry Goldman, MA, JDNote: All the above books are available and reasonably priced on Amazon.com.
Collaborative Book Clubs Date and time at your choosing What: A great way to have focused conversations regarding Collaborative Law Where: You get to decide! Round up a group, or just a few, in whatever location you like, pick your book, and start the conversation.Suggested Locations: start a group where you live e.g., South Hills Collaborative Book Group; Downtown Pittsburgh Book Group; Washington County Book Group; Butler County Book Group; Greensburg Book Group; Beaver Book Group. When: You decide and schedule. Suggested times: in the morning before office hours; lunch time; mid-afternoon; after work; weekends. Who: Form your own group with anyone interested in Collaborative LawSuggested Book Club Members: Members of CLASP; Allied Professionals of CLASP; members of the Allegheny County Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee; members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee; any one you know interested in a greater understanding of Collaborative Law. Why: To foster and grow interest in Collaborative Law and to reach a deeper understanding of and gain familiarity with skills for the Collaborative Process Selected Books: Your book club can pick any book which is agreed upon.  Suggestions include:
Difficult Conversations – How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen
Taking the War Out of Our Words – The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication by Sharon Strand Ellison
The Science of Settlement – Ideas for Negotiators by Barry Goldman, MA, JDNote: All the above books are available and reasonably priced on Amazon.com.

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