About CLI Trainings

The following is a list of Trainings, Events, Webinars, and Meetings hosted by CLI and other organizations.

CLI members must be login to their online account for member pricing. Additional details are noted at the linked registration form. If you have questions on registration, please call the CLI office at 952.405.2010 or email 

If you missed a live training, please check the menu item Training Videos as many of the CLI trainings are recorded and are available for purchase or free download.

3rd Wednesdays | Let’s Talk About It 

Let’s Talk About It: Topics That Impact YOU!

The 3rd Wednesday of each month, the Collaborative Law Institute invites you to gather on Zoom to discuss various topics of interest to the CLI Community.  No registration is required for members, and the sessions are free!

The Let’s Talk About It! Zooms are proving to be a great opportunity to connect our community and for new and potential members to learn about the benefits of joining CLI.

We can’t wait to see you!

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 881 5154 6206
Nonmembers, please register in advance so we know you will be joining us!
Nonmember registration link:
Click here

Schedule and topics:
March 17, 2021 |
Responding to the truly challenging questions about Collaborative Practice
April 21, 2021 | What has IACP ever done for us?
May 19, 2021 | How to build a solid referral network to take your practice to the next level
June 16, 2021 | What do our colleagues think of Collaborative Divorce and why do we care?
July 21, 2021 | Interest-Based Negotiations and Goal Setting: How to do it and why it matters
August 18, 2021 | How to do Initial Consultations that will help clients truly understand their Collaborative option
September 15, 2021 | Value of Coaching—to clients AND attorneys
October 20. 2021 | Money and Collaborative Practice: Getting Paid
November 17, 2021 | Creative Settlements and  Dealing with Difficult Drafting Issues

May 2021  | Virtual Collaborative Experience Training

CLI Minnesota Presents | Virtual Collaborative Experience Training

Registration and Details: Click here
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 5, 6, & 7, and 19, 20, 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM each day

Description of Training:
Collaborative Practice sounds deceptively simple: resolving divorce disputes without going to court. After all, most cases settle prior to trial, and most divorce professionals are decent and caring people.

But the reality is that effective Collaborative Practice requires learning a radical new set of skills for all the professionals involved. Understanding and mastering what Collaborative professionals call “the paradigm shift” is essential for competent Collaborative Practice. It really is that different.

We invite you to join us for CLI’s new Virtual New Collaborative Experience training consisting of 6 three and a half hour modules covering all the elements required to begin incorporating the paradigm shift to Collaborative Practice into your professional toolkit. Highlights of the training include:

  • Key structural differences in how a Collaborative case is managed from start to finish, from Commencement Meeting to Closure Meeting
  • How to prepare for a well-designed Commencement meeting that sets the tone and focus for a successful case
  • The vital role of Collaborative advocacy
  • The roles of Collaborative neutrals: Neutral Financial Professional, Neutral Coach, and Neutral Child Specialist
  • Creating a functional team that effectively blends advocacy with neutrality
  • Communication skills and strategies that are key elements to success
  • The critical role of goal-setting with clients to the success of the case
  • Document generation, including new ones like the Roadmap to Resolution
  • Conflict management skills and how to handle impasse
  • Determining what issues make a case inappropriate for Collaborative Practice
  • Discussion of ethical issues

Through a combination of didactic presentations, illustrative vignettes, discussion, Q and A, and focused homework for participants, we expect this to be an informative training for those new to Collaborative practice, and a valuable refresher for those who are already practicing.

Thank you to our Annual Partners for their continuing support of CLI!
Platinum Partners
Edina Realty | Jennifer Morris
952.937.8600 |

Rainbow Mortgage, Inc. | Dave Jamison
952.405.2090 |

Gold Partner
Supreme Lending | Brett Leschinsky
612.590.7896 |

2021 | Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap Mini Training Series
5-mini training sessions to sharpen your skills!
No fee to attend. Register to receive Zoom login link.
Click here to register

Training #1—Thursday, June 24th from 12:00-1:00 pm:
Practice Development: Steps and Support

Training #2—Thursday, July 22nd from 12:00-1:00 pm:
Training Within Cases: How debriefs and pre-briefs can make us better at what we do

Training #3—Thursday, September 23rd from 12:00-1:00 pm:
Advocacy in Collaborative Practice—What does it mean?

Training #4—Thursday, October 21st from 12:00-1:00 pm:
Spousal Maintenance and Earning Capacity Issues in Collaborative Practice

Training #5—Thursday, November 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm:
What does it mean to say you are Collaborative? 

December 2-3, 2021 | Member Annual Forum

SAVE THE DATE! | Thursday & Friday, December 2-3, 2021
Agenda & Registration linked here when available

Every December our Collaborative community has a wonderful opportunity to gather together for an Annual Forum, a time and place to connect with colleagues, become informed and educated about important professional topics, regenerate our passion and enthusiasm for our Collaborative work, and have fun!

  • CLI Forum and Annual Meeting
  • New Location!
  • In-Person! (pending…)
  • Overnight Option!
  • Same great content!

If you’re interested in joining the Forum Planning Committee, Sponsorship, or have other questions – Forum Planning Chairs: Brian Burns or Angela Heart