May 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

Collaborative Roster Society Presents

Navigating Dangerous Waters: From Survival Reactivity to Receptive Creativity

with Michal Shaked and Michal Kaempfer

For Mediators, Family Law Lawyers and Collaborative Professionals

Danger automatically triggers survival mode reactions. Divorce, as one of the major traumatic life experiences, often triggers the client’s most primitive survival instincts. Moreover, through interaction with clients, the team members’ survival reaction may be triggered as well. In this interactive workshop, we will explore together the choices we make, and offer learning tools such as the “Johari Window”, self-reflection, the “BASIC PH” Model of Coping and Resiliency (Mooli Lahad) and the power of intentional thinking in order to create a strong vision for change.

Michal Kaempfer is a collaborative lawyer, mediator and trainer from Israel. She is the cofounder of the “Divorcing Peacefully” collaborative practice group (www.israeldivorce.co.il) established in 2009 and served as chairman of its managing committee for years. She served in the army in the Israeli Intelligence, was a legal adviser for Na’amat—a women’s rights organization and provided mediation services for the court system, including preliminary meetings for parties encouraging them to go through ADR process before continuing the legal process. She has taught basic and advanced mediation courses and has provided Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice training for the Israeli Bar Association and for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. She dedicates her private practice to peacemaking workshops, training and lectures.

Michal Shaked has her own law and mediation firm based in Haifa and Tel Aviv, and teaches family mediation and ADR in the faculty of law at Bar Ilan University. She is the vice-president of the Israeli Bar Association, and is chairman of the IBA’s ADR forum as well as the international forum. She is also co-founder of the “Nifradim” collaborative group (www.nifradim.co.il). She served as a legal adviser at women’s shelters and after years of litigation and negotiating high profile cases, has decided to focus on DR work, while mainly offering mediation and collaborative work. She was chief editor of the Haifa Bar Law Review and wrote a proposal for a bill to change one of the main laws to benefit victims of domestic violence.

Credits: 6 hours of CPD credits (approval from Law Society pending)

To register, please complete the attached PDF and return together with payment to:

Nikki Charlton
c/o Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
2500- 700 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1B3

or by email to: [email protected]

We accept cheques payable to the BC Collaborative Roster Society or e-transfer to [email protected]

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