CCDP Membership and Event Information

2018 CCDP Membership Monthly Meeting Dates and Topics

  • January 24 - Work-shop on productive communication post-divorce. Christina Jensen, Civil Communicator
  • February 28 - The Nuts and Bolts of the Facilitator's Role in Collaborative Divorce. Dr. Joyce Fine and Barbara Shindell, LCSW
  • March 28 - How to guide your clients through dealing with the kids in divorce. Jane Irvine
  • April 25 - What Financial Neutrals Want You To Know. Sandi Gumeson
  • May 23 - LGBTQ Issues and Challenges - Rachel Catt & Karen Langsley
  • June, July, & August - summer break, no regularly scheduled meetings
  • September 26 - Online Marketing for Your Small Business - Catherine Tidd
  • October 24 - TBD
  • November 28 - TBD
  • December  - no regular meeting

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Member Meeting Information:


 *No meetings in June, July, & August*

Next Member Meeting is Wednesday, September 23, 2018

Join us in September for a presentation by Catherine Tidd. She will conduct a presentation on Online Marketing for Your Small Business.

We welcome you to attend a meeting of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals. CCDP member meetings usually occur on the fourth Wednesday of each month or are adjusted to accommodate holidays.  They commence promptly at 9:00AM at the Colorado Bar Association: 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor - Executive Conference Room, Denver, CO 80203, phone number (303) 860-1112Please note, COBar does not validate parking for CCDP Meetings.

Past presentations include:


January - Your New Year's Shift Into Collaborative Practice by Diana Powell, CCDP President and Ann Gushurst, President of Gutterman Griffiths PC. Setting goals, screening cases, addressing client concerns, building teamwork, and more!

February - President-Elect of the IACP Board, Chris Farish discussed the value-proposition of joining IACP as well as CCDP, and how the Collaborative movement becomes richer by having more participants. 

March - Highly Sensitive People. Meggin Rutherford, CCDP Board Member. Ensuring that our highly sensitive clients, and their children, are on track for long term success.

April - Mediation Vs. Collaborative Practice. Sharon Sturges, Program Coordinator, Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution

May - Collaborative Arbitration. David Littman, CCDP Board Member. What it is and isn't, and how it works with or in lieu of collaborative divorce.

September - Implicit Bias. Brenidy Rice, Manager, Criminal Justice Programs Unit. Addressing bias in our practices and daily lives.

October - Reflective Practice: Enhancing Clarity, Curiosity and Compassion.  Christie A. Coates, Alternative Dispute Resolution. Benefits to the practitioner, to their clients and to their collaborative groups of developing strong individual and group reflective practices. 

November - The Social Brain and Self Care for Collaborative Professionals. Nan Waller Barnett. The work of a collaborative professional is demanding emotionally and intellectually; yet, many of us enter our process every day without any intentional ritual of preparing ourselves for the difficult work that we do. 


November - Kathy Ziola, MA, of The Center for Nonviolent Communication will present a session on Better Empathy for Collaboration

October - CCDP Expert Panel Role Play

September - Robin Miller, PhD, Articulate Real & Clear: Working through Difficult Conversations; Tim Smith & Jan Parsons Smith of PrimeLending, Residential Mortgage Lending, Yesterday & Today

May - Kathy Ziola, MA, NVC Trainer – will present a session on Non-Violent Communication & Facilitating Effective Communication

April - Karen Alonge, Interpersonal Communication Consultant will present a session on Using Motivational Interviewing Skills to Facilitate Collaboration

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