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  • Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building 3625 – 4 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB, T3C 0B4 Canada (map)

Dr Tina Sinclair founder of Peacemakers for Families is delighted to welcome her colleagues from Melbourne to offer this intensive training.

Find out about the 5 Step MELCA model and how the three pillars of Preparation, Process and Planning can result in success in two negotiation meetings.

DATES Day 1 & 2: November 1st and 2nd, 2018 Day 3: November 3rd, 2018

AUDIENCE Day 1 & 2 of this course is designed for:

• psychologists and counsellors

• financial planners

• lawyers

The course is relevant to people who are new to collaborative practice and those who have undertaken basic training.

Day 3 is an Advanced training designed for:

• practitioners who want to run an efficient & effective collaborative business.

COST 3 days - $980 (early bird $880 by September 30, 2018) Day 3 only - $480 ($425 by September 30, 2018)

VENUE Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building, 3625 – 4th Street SW, Calgary (Ample free parking)

ACCREDITATION This is an IACP Basic Training in Team Collaboration, offered by IACP trained trainers. Upon completion of the course participants will have met the minimum IACP requirements to work as a collaborative practitioner. ACP-Calgary credits 14 hours continuing education. MORE INFORMATION Sue Bedier Cell: 403-818-7860 Email:


I thoroughly enjoyed the training but more importantly, it offered me exactly what I needed to be able to engage in collaborative practice.

- Participant

I never understood how to work with the other professionals in collaborative cases. This training has given me the really practical skills needed to work as part of a collaborative team.

- Participant

It was one of the best training events I have attended and will be recommending it to anyone who is interested in collaborative practice.

- Participant


Interdisciplinary collaborative practice resolves disputes by meeting the emotional, financial, and legal needs of separating couples.

LEARNING OUTCOMES Day 1 & 2 Participants will learn:

• the principles of collaborative practice

• interest-based negotiation

• the shift to goal orientated negotiations

• the role and potential of each of the professions

• the power of working in a team

• the skills needed to work in collaborative cases

• how to engage clients into collaboration

Day 3 Participants will learn:

• the MELCA 5 step process

• how to help clients reach agreement in 2 joint meetings

• the role and importance of case management


The presenters are experienced Collaborative practitioners and trainers. They are the founders of MELCA, Australia’s only collaborative centre, and pioneers in interdisciplinary collaborative practice. They are all IACP trained trainers, and are the authors of “Breaking up Without Breaking Down”.

Dr Tina Sinclair is a registered Psychologist, Mediator and Collaborative Professional with broad experience in both the counselling and mediation arenas over four decades. Member of the CAP, IACP and the Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS).

Tricia Peters is a Certified Financial PlannerTM Collaborative Professional and trainer, Mediator and financial planning academic. Member of VACP, AACP & IACP.

Marguerite Picard is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, Mediator, Arbitrator, Collaborative Professional and trainer. Member of VACP, AACP & IACP.

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