Upcoming Trainings

Intro training


2023 Introductory Training – APRIL 26 & 27 — CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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2023 Advanced Training – APRIL 28 — CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Collaborative divorce training

Announcing Michigan’s 2023 Collaborative Divorce training in Novi! After last year’s smash hit training in Lansing, which was almost sold out, this year we have doubled down. In 2023 we have combined the Introductory and Advanced trainings to make your training experience even more convenient and impactful.

Joining us again from Florida are the brilliant and hilarious Florida Trainers, who will first lead us through the entire Collaborative Divorce process in the Introductory training on April 26 and 27. Then on April 28th, they will help us hone our skills even farther in the Advanced training. You will NOT want to miss this.


You will come away from the training confident in your understanding of the Collaborative process, how it is used in Michigan, and how to implement it in your own community.

For those of you who have been trained in the past, this will be an awesome opportunity to reconnect with peers, pick up ideas, new ways of practicing from around the country and get some Collaborative rejuvenation!

Who Should Come:

Professionals interested in the Collaborative Divorce Process

To become a direct provider:

  • Family Law Attorneys
  • Financial Professionals (CDFAs, CPAs, etc)
  • Mental Health Professionals (LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCs)
  • To be an ancillary provider, working alongside the teams when referred:
  • Real Estate Appraisers, Mortgage Brokers
  • Parenting Coordinators
  • Financial Planners
*Non-CPIM members who register for BOTH the Introductory and the Advanced Training will receive a discount of $95 off their 2023 CPIM membership dues

Anyone who is ready for a refresher from some of the country’s most experienced and qualified and entertaining practitioners and trainers.



  • CPIM Member Rate – $350
  • Early Bird Rate – $595
  • Standard Rate – $695


  • Early Bird / Member Rate – $315
  • Standard Rate – $350

Introductory + Advanced:


Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, Michigan


Breakfast, lunch, beverages, snacks and materials.
Social worker CEU:
15 for Introductory
6 for Advanced


Hotel rooms at the adjoining Hyatt Place are available at a discounted rate of $159 + tax per night.
To make your reservation, call (248)513-4111
Discount Code: G-CPII

What People Are Saying:

It is obvious right from the start that these collaborative professionals really understand the theory and practice of how a team of attorneys, an mhp, and a financial consultant can help divorcing spouses to get their best collaborative divorce. Their What Not To Do and What To Do skits have really typical examples of what actual clients say and do. They seem to have so much fun working together. Their scripts are laugh-out-loud funny. I wonder how they can keep a straight face as they say the lines that their characters say and take the outlandish positions that they take. They display really artistic forms of empathy. They calm the clients down and return them to addressing appropriate concerns with rationality. I have been attending continuing education seminars since 1989, and this is the most informative and the most entertaining seminar that I have ever attended. Thank you for making serious learning so much fun. – Dr. K, MHP, Texas

Thank you for one of the best professional training sessions I have ever attended in my 30 year professional career. The insights I received, the tips, the hands on experience at the training will no doubt make me a better collaborative professional. I learned to be more sensitive to the client's needs and desires, especially the difficult clients and cases. I learned about the rules and procedures which although I had practical experience I did not have the academic background or the reasons behind these important collaborative rules and procedures. I learned that communication between the parties and the professionals throughout this process is the key element to a successful collaborative case result. I learned new presentation skills for difficult financial analysis. Every collaborative professional must go through one of these trainings. – P.G., CPA, Family Mediator, Miami

One of the best programs I have attended in 28 years of practice. Clear, well thought-out. Your enthusiasm for the subject is obvious. – R.F., Attorney, Miami

If a participant (or potential participant) would like to express a concern about his / her experience with CPIM, he/she may call or email the CPIM Administrator, Aime VanderMeer at (616) 608-7514 or admin@collaborativepracticemi.org. Although we do not guarantee any particular outcome, the individual can expect us to consider the complaint and respond within 5 days.