Welcome to the Collaborative Academy

The Collaborative Academy is the Training and Continuing Education portal for the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin. The Academy was created to help new CFLCW members and practitioners learn from each other and interact with experienced practitioner mentors.

The Collaborative Academy is also the second step in your collaborative training. Five or six times during the year, Collaborative Academy members participate in periodic webinars led by experienced CFLCW members on practice tips and issues that arise in the Collaborative Process. Each topic has been formulated by those who have experience in the collaborative process.

Graduates of Building Blocks are automatically enrolled in the Collaborative Academy. All CFLCW members may attend!

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The Spring 2017 Issue of the Collaborative Review, in an article entitled A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, the author discusses the challenges professionals face as they make the shift for a collaborative mindset, and process, in their practice; a shift that is extremely easy to discuss in casual conversation yet difficult in actual application.

The article can serve as a road map for you as you begin your practice, or re-energize it after any number of delays or variations.

Beginning in 2022, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing will be a tool in the Introductory Training of Collaborative Practice held by CFLCW as "Building Blocks."


Proposed Child Support Guidelines Webinar - DCF 150

Looking for the June 22, 2023 Webinar on Proposed Child Support Guidelines? If you registered/paid for the webinar and wish to view it on-demand, please send an email to helpdesk@cflcw.org and a personalized link will be provided to you.


The 2024-2025 schedule of Collab Academy Sessions will be posted shortly. Watch for all new topics!


The Collaborative Academy sessions are open to all CFLCW members. They are online (Zoom) sessions held over the Noon hour or in the hour on either side. You may view the 2023 Sessions on the CFLCW YouTube Channel at the links below. A "like" and "comment" at the conclusion will provide evidence of viewing for CLE where available.

MAY 18, 2023
What I Wish I Would Have Known

Reflections on 20 Years of Family Law and Collaborative Practice.

APRIL 25, 2023
Domestic Violence and Interdisciplinary Teams
What Interdisciplinary Client Team Members Need to Know for the Team and the Clients

MARCH 15, 2023
Using a Facilitator in Collaborative Cases:
How a Facilitator Can Improve the Collaborative Process for Your Client & the Team

FEBRUARY 23, 2023
Positioning your Interdisciplinary Practice
Ways to enhance your presence in the Collaborative and Interdisciplinary team workspace

Collaborative Academy - Past Sessions

The following sessions are available on the Academy's YouTube channel. If you wish to receive Continuing Collaborative credit for viewing, please leave a comment at the end of the video.


2021 Tax & Family Financial Webinar

2020 Year End Message
Robert Arthur, JD
2020 CFLCW Chair