Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST)

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Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

Membership in CDI requires completion of a Basic Training and a 40-hour mediation training. Check back here for more information about our next Basic Training. Or, look for trainings offered by other providers on the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) community event calendar:


Mediation Training

Membership in CDI requires the completion of a Basic Training and a 40-hour mediation training. Below are providers who offer the mediation training. Read the requirements to become a CDI Fellow.

NOTE: If you wish to take a non-CDI sponsored training to fulfill CDI’s requirements for membership, before you register for the non-CDI sponsored training, you must submit a table of contents for the course and bios of the trainers for review by the CDI Membership Committee. Questions? Please contact the CDI Administrator at: admin@collaborativedivorceillinois.org

Other Educational Opportunities

If you’re interested in attending a non-CDI program for FCST credit or to satisfy the Basic Training requirement for membership, please check with CDI first to ensure that it meets the FCST requirements (1: it is a training that directly relates to the skills necessary to engage in interest-based negotiations and Collaborative Practice; 2: it concentrates on process rather than substance and should be highly interactive; 3: it is designed to enhance a professionals’ ability to fulfill their role on a Collaborative team.) Please email the program title, description and program provider’s name to admin@collaborativedivorceillinois.org

For other Collaborative-related trainings around the country, check out the  International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) page.

Additional Resources

CDI has compiled helpful books and additional publications for those seeking additional information about Collaborative Divorce, especially those practicing in this field.