Professional trainings by J. Mark Weiss are engaging and impactful. Mark conducts trainings on Collaborative Law, negotiation, facilitation, and mediation. Mark loves to learn and is constantly learning and updating his skills. That, plus his own education to be an instructor, allows him to combine cutting-edge thinking about topics with state-of-the-art techniques in adult education. Mark is available to conduct trainings, presentations, and retreats customized for your group. To get a sense of what’s possible, take a look at the past trainings and presentations listed on Mark’s curriculum vitae page.
Sometimes, all you need to get a case back on track is an outside perspective from an experienced professional someone who has been there and who can help you reorient and look at things through a different set of eyes. J. Mark Weiss is available for consultation for individual professionals or Collaborative teams to assist in those situations. Whether you need some extra guidance to help you with your first Collaborative Law cases, or you are an experienced Collaborative practitioner who faces a vexing challenge, consultation services can be helpful are available on an as-needed hourly basis. Mark has successfully helped Collaborative teams who were stuck and who have faced daunting issues. Mark has helped individual Collaborative Law professionals work with their clients and with their professional counterparts. Mark has consulted with Collaborative Law practice groups on protocol and other questions. Feel free to call for more information.
Scheduled Professional Trainings
These publicly announced trainings are scheduled in the coming months. Please check back, as this information changes frequently.
August 3-4, 2017: Two-day Introductory Collaborative Law training in Seattle, Washington, presented by Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group.
Professional Training for Your Group
Mark can bring a training or presentation to your group that is tailored to the needs of your group. No two trainings are exactly alike, because no two groups are alike. In addition to the sample trainings listed below, Mark can create customized programs. Contact Mark to discuss your training needs.
Introductory Collaborative Law Training. This two-day or three-day training is available in several formats, either attorney-only or with an interdisciplinary team.
Introductory Interdisciplinary Team Training. This three-day training is taught with an interdisciplinary team of professionals.
Beyond the Basics Training. This training emphasizes the “how to” of a Collaborative Divorce case, to clarify and enhance areas that may need a little more attention after basic training, and to enhance the practice skills of all professionals. This training may be highly customized for the needs of your group.
Intermediate-Level Collaborative Law Training. This one- or two-day training is focused on introducing attorneys and other collaborative professionals to some of the dynamics that impact Collaborative practice, and to techniques and tool to address those dynamics. Topics include team work, psychology and neuroscience of conflict, dispute resolution techniques, and impasse techniques.
Advanced Trainings. Mark offers advanced trainings on varied topics, including on interest-based negotiation and facilitation, generating options, working effectively with interests, advocacy in the Collaborative process, working in teams, giving and receiving effective feedback, leadership, the collaborative law process, mediation, nonverbal communication, working with challenging clients, and related topics. A perpetual student himself, Mark frequently develops new trainings to explore new areas. Please call to discuss the needs of your group.
|Reviews of Collaborative Practice Training with J. Mark Weiss
Below are comments made by participants in their evaluation forms about Mark at a Basic Collaborative Law Training in February 2011–complete and unedited:
“Clear, thoughtful, wonderful skills & love the emphasis on being genuine.” (MHP)
“Saw him in the early 2000s — he’s ‘grown’ a lot since then and he was good before! Seriously, this guy is incredibly good. A charging rhino would not put him off balance. Yet he doesn’t have a big head — he’s sufferable. He appeared to actually like me and like to help me.” (Lawyer)
“Well-spoken, clear — nice pace of delivery. Appreciated taking time for answers.” (MHP)
“Very good.” (Other profession)
“Mark was effective in the demonstrations and applying the collaborative stages to various scenarios.” (Lawyer)
“Excellent presenter, communicator, engaging.” (Lawyer)
“Great facilitator. Clear, organized, and personable.” (Mortgage professional)
“Excellent. Strong voice & presence. Good facilitator” (MHP)
“Mark was wonderful. Clear, eloquent, & sincere. We are lucky to have him in the legal community & it was a pleasure to learn from him.” (Lawyer)
“Mark is excellent. I cannot think of a more perfect team than Rachel & Mark. Mark’s experience is invaluable.” (Lawyer)
“Pretty cool dude.” (Lawyer)