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Transform your collaborative conflict resolution work

Learn cutting edge conflict resolution concepts alongside colleagues from around the world

Don't miss this rare opportunity to deepen your understanding of collaborative divorce and conflict resolution practice in a small group, led by the pioneering expert in the field. Join Pauline Tesler for a series of monthly online seminar/workshop sessions where you will:

  • Engage with exciting discoveries in decision science, social psychology, neuro-economics, restorative practices, and much more, in an intimate online group setting

  • Explore practical solutions to challenges drawn from your own practice and the experiences of your seminar colleagues

  • Help shape the curriculum by voting on topics to be explored in twelve monthly seminar sessions

Hear what prior workshop attendees say about Pauline’s teaching

“Great Insight, truly inspiring!”

- Francesca King, Lawyer , Milano, Italy

“Pauline is absolutely brilliant. She brings her depth of knowledge and experience to every piece of the training, and combines this with a deep humanity towards conflict resolution. Outstanding!”

- Mary Ellen Linnehan, Lawyer,  Mt. Kisko, NY

Every lawyer should attend this seminar. It is that simple. . . . [it] will not only give you another set of perspectives through which to view the entire legal profession, but remarkable insight into human behaviour.”


- Wendy Ward, Lawyer, Cape Town, South Africa

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“Pauline is a wealth of knowledge and information coupled with passion. Although I have attended multiple trainings with her, I could hear her and learn from her again and again. I enjoyed two days at the IACP Institute with her. And I would sign up again to stretch my views and skills further.”

- Leslie Bottimore, Lawyer, Tacoma, Washington

About the seminar and study groups

Join Pauline Tesler, a pioneering leader in the international Collaborative Practice movement, for a series of monthly conversations about specific challenges and opportunities that we all face in learning to facilitate deeper and more durable resolution with our clients. This is a rare opportunity to work with Pauline in a very small group, with ample opportunities for exploring your own questions and ideas. 


You will help shape the study group curriculum. Before the first session, enrolled participants will vote on a list of topic options, with the particular interests of those attending determining the final content of the series.


Topics to select from will include issues in Collaborative Divorce practice, as well broader concepts in:

  • integrative conflict resolution practice

  • social and cognitive psychology

  • behavioral economics

  • “neuro-morality"

  • decision science

  • brain science

  • and other emerging discoveries about how we humans experience conflict and make decisions


Register now for a study group

Enrollment fee: $1,200 (limited scholarships available)

  • Twelve online monthly sessions - two study groups

  • Enrollment limited to 16 attendees per study group

To accomodate colleagues in widely divergent time zones, there will be two separate study groups, one scheduled for the convenience of Pacific Rim participants and the other primarily for the convenience of participants in the Americas and EuropeThe program content for both groups will be the same.


The curriculum for the seminar series will include a resources list of short readings, discussion questions, and/or video clips that should be looked at in advance of each session. For some sessions, participants may be asked to bring specific issues from their own practices for discussion.


All sessions will be treated as confidential. 


See the list of preliminary topic options.

Fourth of July special offer!

Use promo code ILI-JULY 4 to receive $200 off registration through July 9.

Pacific Rim Study Group

Start Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM Pacific Time 

Europe and Americas Study Group

Start Date: Friday, July 16, 2021

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM Pacific Time 

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Equity and inclusion scholarships

We recognize that fluctuating currency exchange rates, differing fee structures for mental health, financial, and legal professionals, and other financial barriers may discourage some from registering for this series.

A limited number of sliding scale scholarships is available. Write to Pauline at to request consideration for scholarship enrollment.

About Pauline Tesler

About Pauline Tesler

Pauline is a co-founder of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and was its first President; a co-founder and editor of its journal, the Collaborative Review; and a pioneering trainer, speaker and writer who has introduced Collaborative Law, Collaborative Divorce, and integrative law to lawyers and their colleagues in more than a dozen nations.


She received the first Lawyer as Problem Solver Award from the American Bar Association nearly twenty years ago, in acknowledgment of her pioneering accomplishments as a leader of the collaborative movement, as well as many awards subsequently.


Now, as founding director of the nonprofit Integrative Law Institute at Commonweal, Pauline is extending the boundaries of how we understand our work as facilitators of resolution when important relationships encounter conflicts beyond the parties’ ability to resolve on their own.


Learn more about Pauline!

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More testimonials from prior workshop attendees

"This course is like no other.  It is not simply imparting legal knowledge from teacher to student, but rather opening up new ideas and approaches to problem-solving in family cases.  It expands the skill of the family law practitioner, by expanding his imagination.  Its potential is enormous and far-reaching for the future of family law."

- G A Fordyle, Lawyer, Paisley, Scotland

"My colleague and I are complete converts!  Even us ‘straightforward’ Yorkshire folks can fully see the benefits for the clients and ourselves in this way of practicing.  I look forward to my first [collaborative] case with relish, and I only hope I can be half as enthusiastic and committed as Pauline!"


- C. Thornton, Lawyer, Glasgow, Scotland

"Beyond the fact that Pauline is an energetic and inspired trainer who galvanizes the group into rapid  learning, the reference materials are a treasure of information for any legal professional seeking a genuine way to serve the public."

- Carol Bailey,  Lawyer, Seattle, Washington

“Your love and your belief in your work shine on to everybody. It is an honor for me to be acquainted with someone like you who impacted so wonderfully on other people's lives worldwide-- client's lives and of course other lawyers. Thank you so much for your thought and energy."


- Galit Lurie, Lawyer-Mediator, Tel-Aviv, Israel

"This was a passionate and inspirational speaker delivering an amazing and insightful program which is life changing."

- Bev Clark, Lawyer,  Adelaide, Australia

“Truly inspiring from a multitude of perspectives. . . . Brilliant! Thank you.”


– Sheila Krystal, Ph.D., Berkeley, CA

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Use promo code ILI-JULY 4 to receive $200 off registration through July 9.

Pacific Rim Study Group

Europe and Americas Study Group

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