Training and Education

Fellows Collaborative Skills Trainings (FCST)

The Curious Things That Happen on the Road to Resolution

November 12 and 16, 2021 (10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. each day)

NOTE: Participants must participate in part 1 (November 12) in order to participate in part 2 (November 16).

In this 2-part training, we will examine the challenges of negotiating when the “rubber hits the road” (aka when clients are being difficult or unreasonable). On day 1, we will learn how to notice and work with the conflict behaviors that get in the way of working towards resolution. On day 2, we will build on the day 1 insights with a process tool that effectively supports the clients’ abilities to achieve real resolution. Be prepared to cultivate your curiosity and sharpen your noticing skills in this 2-day training that will challenge your thinking about conflict! Read more and register.

Collaborative Techniques and Protocols

December 3, 2021 (12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

Presented by Fellows Laura Bare, Eva Kogut, Jessica Malmquist, and Lydia Richardson. Provides 3 hours of Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST) credits. More information coming soon.

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

Forum 2021 – October 28-31, 2021 (in-person in San Diego, with select programming available remotely).

A multi-day conference with a variety of educational and networking opportunities. Forum educational programs are eligible for FCST credits as long as they are live presentations (in-person or virtual) and not pre-recorded.

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

September 30 – October 1, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day). Location: Chicago Loop (tentative). Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

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-CLII sponsored training, you must submit a table of contents for the course and bios of the trainers for review by the CLII Membership Committee. Questions? Please contact the CLII Administrator at:

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

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