Radically Rethinking Collaboration
February 22 & 24 1-4 PM
Limited to 45 spots
** SOLD OUT **
Collaborative Divorce Toronto invites you to join this training with Victoria Smith and Nancy Cameron to help us dive deep into our work and gain valuable skills.
At a time when peacemaking has garnered much of the discourse within the Collaborative community, why doesn’t it feel like that when we’re doing the work? Is an expectation of peace and harmony realistic, even counterproductive? This workshop will turn our initial understanding of collaboration on its head and do a deep dive into the reality of conflict.
The training will combine an introduction to the work of Adam Kahane and to complexity theory. We will explore why, in so many of our challenging cases with little trust and goodwill, we need to abandon the expectation of a harmonious team, shared interests and values, and getting on the same page. Instead we need to embrace and expect difference, employ both power and love, experiment our way forward, and focus on what we can do rather than why they need to change. We will learn the strategic use of downloading, debating, dialoguing and presenting and apply this new way to collaborate in a challenging case study.
This training qualifies for 6 hours of CDT continuing education.