About This Event
Have you ever been stumped, and discouraged, by the continuing and sometimes escalating couple conflict at the mediation or collaborative table - despite your very sincere efforts? Do you sometimes feel like your "case" is drowning and you are desperate for an oxygen tank?
In this workshop, we will learn how asking about the parties' hopes and diving deeply into their perceived threats can bring fresh air to our family law work. Working with the "Insight Approach" to conflict, we will learn to notice and effectively respond to conflict behaviours. We will learn how and when to ask questions to unearth the threats that escalate and sustain conflict, without provoking it, and how to use what is learned to promote an authentic shift from conflict to collaboration, without forcing or faking it.
Participants will learn:
New ways of thinking about interpersonal conflict
New skills to notice and intervene in conflict (early and often)
How to help clients talk about what matters in ways that do not threaten.
How to ask about hopes in a productive and meaningful way
How to stop talking about what we think the conflict is about - and to stop talking about what we think matters to the parties - but instead to be curious and ask good questions so we can find out from the parties themselves
How to do all of this while facilitating a process leading to agreement!
This one-day training is hosted by Resolution: First for Family Law and will be held in their training room at
91-95 Southwark Bridge Road
Book your own accommodations.
Meet The Trainers
Jacinta Gallant, B.A. LLB. Collaborative Lawyer and Trainer
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Jacinta is a collaborative lawyer, mediator and trainer living in Prince Edward island, Canada. “Never cut what can be untied” is the inspiration for Jacinta’s work, and “untangling knots” has been the focus of Jacinta’s highly successful collaborative and mediation practice. Jacinta is an engaging and energetic trainer in the local, national and international Collaborative Practice community. She loves the challenge of working with experienced professionals who want to deepen their skills to be more natural and authentic in practice. With a great sense of humour and a highly interactive presentation, Jacinta offers collaborative training that will help you transform your practice.