Managing Your Collaborative Practice

As a collaborative divorce professional, you want to ensure that your clients experience the best divorce possible. In order to do that, you must proactively design your office structure, your policies and procedures, and your team culture to reflect your vision and your passion. You want to enable clients to achieve what many see as impossible — divorce with dignity, a conclusion to a marriage that serves as a positive and healthy step toward a restructured family’s future. Every collaborative services business, no matter the size, no matter whether legal, mental health, or financial, must have standards. Establishing your own set of policies and procedures (often called an operations manual) will help your business run more smoothly, especially when you can’t be there. More importantly, if you offer collaborative divorce services, your staff must understand the attitude and the ambiance that must travel with those services. Your space must reflect the collaborative process, as well, cocooning your clients in an inspirational atmosphere that empowers them to make the right decisions for their families. This workshop will equip your staffers to talk-the-talk and to walk-the-walk, ensuring that your team’s culture, your office policies and procedures, and your space’s infrastructure all project the same enthusiasm for collaborative practice as you yourself do.