Training and Education

Fellows Collaborative Skills Training (FCST)

Implicit and Unconscious Bias

May 27, 2021 – 12:00 p.m.

Attorney Monica Khetarpal will lead this training on unconscious and implicit bias. The training will cover what diversity, equity and inclusion really mean; what unconscious bias is; why it matters in Collaborative divorce and you; and how this fits in the legal framework. Register here.

Motivational Interviewing

Richard Rutschman, an educator and professional development facilitator with expertise in motivational interviewing, will lead this training. Participate and learn what motivational interviewing is, how it can be used in the Collaborative process, and strategies for implementing this technique with your own clients. Register here.

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Skills Training

September 2021

The dates and time slots are to be determined and will be presented through Zoom. Check back here for more details as they become 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.