Advanced Collaborative Training — NEW DATE! — March 5, 2018

“Team Dysfunction, Peacemaking and Hope”
NOTE: NEW DATE! — March 5, 2018

Indianapolis Bar Association, 135 N. Pennsylvania, Ste. 1500, Indianapolis, IN 46204

National speakers Zanita A. Zacks-Gabriel, Esq. and Jill K. Materna, Psy.D. (For more information regarding speakers, click here: November 2017 Speaker Bios.)

• Addressing Collaborative Team Dysfunction
You are already sold on using an interdisciplinary team. What happens when the seams of the team start fraying? What if tempers flare? Are we working together seamlessly, or are we turning into a train wreck? How do we deal with team dysfunction? Is our dysfunction making this even more difficult for our clients? How do we fix it? There will be valuable tips and strategies. Come prepared to be vulnerable. Let’s have some difficult (and productive!) conversations.

• Peacemaking as a Career Choice and Way of Life
Do you feel you need to litigate to make a living? Do you ever wonder if it is possible to give up litigation forever and make peacemaking your day job too? We are here to tell you that you have a choice and that peacemaking can be profitable. This workshop helps you develop your peacemaking signature, explores the peacemaking services you can offer families in conflict, and demonstrates cutting edge initial consultation skills so that you can become a full-time peacemaker and make a good living doing so.

• Hope is Possible for Your Clients and for You!
Family attorneys usually see clients who are stressed and fearful about their future. The uncertainty makes it difficult for many clients to appropriately participate in settlement negotiations. This workshop will present the benefits of hope and how to give it to our clients and ourselves.

This event is free for CIACP members, with a light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks and beverages provided.
CLE credit pending.

Check back for additional details, or contact Elisabeth M. Edwards at for more information and to RSVP.

Summer Meeting of Members

The CIACP Summer Meeting of Members is scheduled for August 17, 2017 from 3:30-5:30PM at the Indiana State Museum (650 W. Washington Street, 46204). The first hour will be an interactive presentation followed by a brief panel discussion with Valerie Brennan with Somerset CPAs, PC; Jordyn Katzman McAfee with Katzman & Katzman, and,Holly Wanzer with Wanzer Edwards, PC, regarding best practices using the full team approach in your Collaborative practice.  The second hour will be a cocktail social hour and include our election of officers.  The ISM is offering parking for our group for a reduced fee of $5 in the museum garage.  We hope you can join us!

Spring Meeting of Members

Join the CIACP for its Spring Meeting of Members on April 13, 2017 at 12 p.m. at 8500 Keystone Crossing, 5th Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46240. This Lunch and Learn, which is free to members, features a panel of coaches, child specialists and financial professionals discussing best practices for engagement, billing, informed consent and confidentiality in collaborative cases. Our panelists are Dr. Mary Sanders, Dr. Bart Ferraro and Richard Moss. Please RSVP to Mark Hildebrand at by April 6, 2017. Lunch provided.

2018 CIACP Basic Collaborative Training (13.5 CLE/CME credits + 1 hour Ethics) — January 25-26, 2018

The CIACP is pleased to announced we have scheduled our Introduction to Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice 2-day training for January 25-26, 2018.

With CIACP, you earn 13.5 CLE AND CME credits, including an hour of Ethics, while learning a new way to bring resolution to family law matters without litigation. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided. Training is held at 8250 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Suite 100 (Indiana CPA Society, just south of Fashion Mall) and is limited to the first 20 registrants. The cost is $500.00, which includes one year of membership in the CIACP with a listing in our membership directory and FREE seminars and CLEs throughout the year.

For more information, contact CIACP President, Elisabeth Edwards at
To register, use the registration form here:CIACP training application 2018