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Upcoming Events

Announcing a Seminar/Study Group in Integrative and Collaborative Divorce Practice

With Pauline Tesler, and guest presenters to be announced

Twelve monthly sessions - Two Groups

Sign Up for a Study Group

Enrollment in each group is limited to sixteen participants.

Pacific Rim Study Group

Date: Third Thursday of each month, beginning Thursday, July 15, 2021

Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM Pacific Time 

Enrollment Fee: $1,200 USD

Early Enrollment Fee: $1,000 USD (for registrations before June 1, 2021 - use coupon code ILI-EARLY)

Europe and Americas Study Group

Date: Third Friday of each month, beginning Friday, July 16, 2021

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM Pacific Time 

Enrollment Fee: $1,200 USD

Early Enrollment Fee: $1,000 USD (for registrations before June 1, 2021 - use coupon code ILI-EARLY)

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


For the convenience of colleagues in widely divergent time zones, there will be two separate groups, one scheduled for the convenience of Pacific Rim participants and the other for the convenience of participants in the Americas and Europe. The program content for both groups will be the same.


Each session will include a resources list of short readings, discussion questions, and/or video clips that should be looked at in advance. 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.

All participants are asked to make the following commitments:

  • That they will organize other personal and professional commitments to permit attending all sessions

  • That, when requested, they will review discussion questions, readings, and videos in advance of sessions

  • That they will come prepared to participate actively in all discussions

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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Pacific Rim Study Group

Europe and Americas Study Group

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