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.

Collaborative Experience Training |  May 12, 13 & 20, September 9

Registration to open soon! Check back here

The 2022 Collaborative Experience Training will be held in-person on May 12th, 13th and 20th from 8:30-4:30 (final times to be confirmed) with a 4 month follow up half-day on September 9th 9;00-Noon.

The follow-up training on September 9th will be part of the registration for the May training to allow new trainees to utilize what they learn in the May training and come back to strengthen their skills and knowledge after having a chance to apply the core May training.

Training works best when there is a minimum number of 8 trainees.

PLEASE HOLD THE DATES IF YOU ARE INTERESTED and keep your eyes open for more details in the new year.

If the May dates for the CLI Minnesota Collaborative Training do not work with your schedule, please visit the IACP website to find a training available that meets IACP basic training standards.

The link to all the shared IACP Events/Training Calendar: is 

Questions, please contact either co-chair of the Training Committee,
Louise Livesay-Al at or
Rebecca Randen at

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.

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

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
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC | Brett Leschinsky
612.590.7896 |

Annual Member Forum | 2022

December 2022  | Registration link – check back here for details
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! We so look forward to seeing you and hope you will join us!

CLI Forum Chair 2022 Megan Yates |


Thank you to our Annual Partners and Forum 2021 Sponsors for their continuing support of CLI!

Annual Platinum Partners
Edina Realty | Jennifer Morris
952.937.8600 |

Rainbow Mortgage, Inc. | Dave Jamison
952.405.2090 |

Annual Gold Partner
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC | Brett Leschinsky
612.590.7896 |

Forum 2021 Speaker Sponsor
Family Law Software | Nancy Shafer
612.444.2357 |

Forum 2021 Social Sponsor
AJW Financial, Inc.| Amy Wolff
952.405.2000 |

Forum 2021 Packet Sponsor
Our Family Wizard | Racheal Howitz
612.481.0164 |

Forum 2021 General Sponsors
Alerus Mortgage | Randi Livon
612.440.1430 |

Nancy Fraasch Consulting | Nancy Fraasch
763.300.7500 |

Hildi Inc./USI | Jill Urdahl & Beth Johnson
952.934.5554 | |

Lear Appraisals, LLC | Bob Lear
952.888.7741 |

Meier Schack, LLC | Lisa Meier
612.605.6103 |

The Bridging Center | Lori Thibodeau & Joe Noble
6124.40.4252 |

Value Consulting Group | Jennifer Loeffler
952.495.2800 |

CLI Board of Directors Meeting Dates

CLI Board of Directors Meeting Dates | 2022
CLI Board Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month or as posted. Members are welcome to attend the board meetings. If you plan to attend, please contact to confirm the location and time of the meeting.

Board Meeting Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 898 2406 4633

Dates and locations:
February 9, 2022 | Virtual Meeting
March 9, 2022 | Virtual Meeting
April 13, 2022 | Virtual Meeting

May 11, 2022 | Virtual Meeting
June 8, 2022 | Virtual Meeting
July 13, 2022 | Virtual Meeting
August 10, 2022 |  Virtual Meeting

September 14, 2022 | Virtual Meeting
October 12, 2022 | Virtual Meeting
November 9, 2022 | Virtual Meeting
December 2022 – No board meeting… see you at the Forum!

2022 | CLI Standing Committee Meeting Times

Please contact the Committee chair if you are interested in participating on a committee or have ideas or suggestions.

Annual Forum Committee:
Chairs 2022: Megan Yates |
Committee Meeting Dates: TBD – Contact Chair
Goal: To build the Collaborative Law Institute community through informing the membership of the accomplishments of the Institute as well as to inspire and educate the members to rise to higher levels of Collaborative practice.
Forum 2022 | December dates TBD | Location: TBD

Governance Committee:
Chairs 2022:
Allison Maxim & Rebecca Randen
Committee Meeting Dates: TBD – Contact Chair
Goal: To provide the Board of Directors with recommendations that might further the organizational health of CLI. To that end, the Governance Committee shall conduct ongoing review of our organization’s policies, bylaws, and infrastructures with the purpose of ensuring that CLI is efficient, accountable, and fully engaging its members.

Membership Committee:
Chair 2022:
Ron Ousky |
Committee Meeting Dates: TBD – Contact Chair
Goal: To develop an active membership by reaching out to prospective members and serving existing members. The committee is responsible for developing and implementing policies regarding the new member and renewal processes. We organize and staff new member gatherings and the CLI Summer Event.

Public Education:
Chair 2022: 
Angela Heart |
Committee Meeting Dates: Second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am on Zoom.
Goal: To double the number of Collaborative process cases annually through a process of education of the public and professional communities. The committee focused on achieving this goal through increasing public awareness via outreach and media relations.

Sliding Scale Fee Committee:
Chair 2022:
George Zaske |
Committee Meeting Dates:  Contact the Chair for information on serving on this committee.
 To establish a program through which unrepresented low income parties may receive services in the Collaborative process.

Sponsorship Committee:
Chair 2022:
Sandy Beeson |

Sunshine Committee:
Chair 2022: Gay Rosenthal |

Technology Committee:
Chair 2022: Carl Arnold |

Training Committee:
Co-Chairs 2022:
Louise Livsay-Al & Rebecca Randen
Committee Meeting Dates:Fourth Monday of the month at 11:30 am on Zoom
To engage the Collaborative Institute members and other professionals in a life-long learning process that promotes a shift of mind set and equips all professionals with special skills to that settlement occurs and healing begins.

Media Contact for 2022:
CLI Co-Presidents 2022 | Allison Maxim & Rebecca Randen