Welcome to the Collaborative Academy

The Collaborative Academy is the Training and Continuing Education portal for the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin. It is the Forum and information exchange of the New Collaborators Division. The Division was created to help new CFLCW members and practitioners under 40 learn from each other and interact with experienced practitioner mentors. 

The Collaborative Academy is also the second step in your collaborative training. Five times during the year, Collaborative Academy members will participate in a 60-minute roundtable discussion 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.

2018 graduates of Building Blocks are automatically enrolled in the Collaborative Academy. All CFLCW members may attend!

Here is the 2018/2019 Academy Schedule

The sessions are 1 hour, starting at 12 Noon, earn attorneys 1 CLE  and are lead by a moderator. There are specific issues that the moderator will raise with the group. All Academy sessions are FREE to all CFLCW members; the sessions and credits are now a benefit of your membership; 5 credits per year at no cost.

Beginning in September, 2018, Collaborative Academy sessions will be ONLINE Webinars that are open to all CFLCW Members.  Here are the specific dates for the 2018-2019 series of webinars beginning at 12 Noon:

September 20, 2018: Burning Questions from Building Blocks/Talking to Clients About Collaborative
November 15, 2018: Collaborative Process/Team Communication 
January 17, 2019: What We Wished We Would Have Known
March 21, 2019: Principals and Guidelines for Collaborative Team Members
May 16, 2019Collaborative Tools and Affiliates 

Watch your email for an announcement of topics and registration procedures. Remember these sessions and the continuing education credits are free to all CFLCW Members.

REGISTER HERE for the Collab Academy Webinars -  necessary in order to send you access links and for CE tracking!


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Janice Wexler, JD

Jeff Teplin, LCSW

Jeanne Schroeder, Ph.D.

Diane Diel, JD

Christy Brooks, JD

Graham Wiemer, JD

Sue Hansen, JD

Michelle Fitzgerald, JD

Karen Zimmermann, JD

Kim Ripp, JD
Sun Prairie

Cheryl Gemignani, JD

Grant Zielinski, CDFA

Diane Mader, JD

Cathy Kriss, LCSW

Nanette Karls, JD

Megann Hendrix, JD

Marta Meyers, JD

Katherine Charlton, JD