This advanced training is “discipline specific” for the Neutrals, although it is designed for all three professions and will qualify toward your credentialing requirements. A tremendous amount of work has gone into the development of this advanced and skill based training and we hope as many of you will attend as possible.
The attorneys and MHP’s will work together with Honey Sheff, Mary Ann Kildebeck and Rhonda Cleaves, during the morning program, as the brand new Parenting Plan Checklist is rolled out after 3+ years in development. The new checklist is expected to ensure that a comprehensive and uniform parenting plan is developed in the offline process, making attorney review and drafting comprehensive and easy for attorneys – and their staff – to convert into a final order. Utilizing this Checklist will also ensure greater detail and ultimately eliminate ambiguities in parenting plans and provide the optimal product for all involved: clients and team members.
Understanding how this form is to be used, by both professions, is crucial to success and this training is designed to provide the new skill set required. In addition to learning about this new comprehensive form, the attorneys will get a look behind the curtain to better understand what goes on during those offline meetings with MHP’s as parenting plan discussions take place. During the afternoon program, the MHP’s will receive detailed instruction on exactly how to utilize this new form during their offline meetings so that they can leave the training “checklist ready”.
While the MHP’s and Attorneys are meeting in the morning, the FP’s will be working with Steve Walker and David Bouschor on financial option development as they learn new and creative ways to lead the financial option development process to creative solutions for difficult issues such as separate property, closely held businesses, complex retirement issues and securing post-divorce payment obligations. During the afternoon the Attorneys will join in, so that as a group they can learn how to maintain an interest based negotiation process and avoid falling into the trap of “proposal exchange”.
All three professions will end the day together during a social, for debriefing and networking. You will also get to hear more from the Education, Training and Credentialing committee on the Credentialing Process. Committee members will be available throughout the day to answer your questions about this new and exciting opportunity to take collaborative divorce to the next level.