CP Cal Conference XIII

The Roots and Branches of Collaborative Practice

April 27-29 2018

San Mateo, California
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, 94402

About the Annual Conference

How can you help grow Collaborative Practice in California, in your practice group, and in your office? Participate in the annual Conference! The Conference is an exceptional way to meet other Collaborative practitioners and network, an integral part of growing your practice. Did you know that the Conference is the single fundraising event for CP Cal? Your participation will fund CP Cal initiatives to educate the public and other professionals about Collaborative Practice.

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Plenary Spotlight Presentations

Luncheon and Plenary I

Saturday, April 28
12:00pm - 1:45pm

Beyond Polarization

by Lane Arye, Ph.D.

In these divisive times we are reminded how important it is to communicate across differences. The same dynamics that create impasse between divorcing couples also drive wedges between countries or political parties. Drawing on his experience working with conflicts across the globe, Arye will outline universal patterns that escalate and solidify conflicts. He will also share practical tools for creating understanding, empathy, and resolution. Noticing and working with these patterns in ourselves can increase our effectiveness with clients.

Lane Arye, Ph.D. facilitates individuals, couples, teams, organizations and communities locally and around the world. He co-led a six-year UN funded project in the Balkans working with Serbs, Croats and Muslims to build sustainable community after the war. He has also worked with confl icts between high-caste and low-caste Hindus in India, anti-Semitism in Germany and Poland, as well as racism, sexism, nationalism, homophobia, and class issues in the US and Europe. In Oakland, he resolved long-standing confl ict between then mayor (now governor) Jerry Brown and an African American cultural arts center. He also coaches leaders, and helps businesses, teams, and social change organizations resolve their internal confl icts in order to be more effective in the world. Co-author of “Transforming Conflict into Community: Post-war Reconciliation in Croatia,” Lane works in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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Breakfast and Plenary II

Sunday, April 29

Healing a Broken World: The Connection Between Collaborative Practice and Social Change

by Cat Zavis, JD, MA

We live in a world where money and power are rewarded more than love, generosity, care, and justice. Unless we address this directly, it impacts our clients and limits our effectiveness. Part of our task as Collaborative professionals is to bring our skills to movements that seek societal transformation and share our ethical vision with clients so they can understand how their personal struggles are impacted by collective societal struggles and together work to bring Collaborative values to society-at-large.

Cat Zavis, JD, MA is the Executive Director of the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP), a collaborative divorce attorney,mediator, coach, and trainer in confl ict resolution and empathic communication. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies and Rabbinic ordination through Aleph – the Jewish Renewal Ordination Program. Since the November election,she has been leading trainings for hundreds of people on Spiritual Activism: Strategies for Our Times in an effort to help people understand the underlying psycho-spiritual crisis in our society that has given rise to our current situation and ways to transform our society to one of love and justice. Cat has a unique ability, using her empathic training and expertise, to draw connections between people’s personal life struggles and the larger social context and systems in which they live, empowering people to change not only their personal lives but also society as a whole.

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About the Venue

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport

1770 South Amphlett Blvd.,
San Mateo, California 94402

This contemporary San Mateo hotel is located just 8 miles from San Francisco International Airport and welcomes guests with stylish, luxurious accommodations and warm, welcoming service. Featuring spacious guest rooms with plush beds and state-of-the-art amenities, distinctive event space, on-site dining, a well-equipped fitness center and more, our hotel provides everything you need to work and relax. Complimentary airport transportation is available from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rooms: The San Mateo Marriott has provided rooms for our group at the discounted rate of $149 per night.

Parking: Overnight parking is available for $12.00 per night

Internet Access: Complimentary Internet Access

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Financial Assistance

We know that in this economic climate, some of you may not be able financially to participate in Conference XIII. The good news is the CP Cal Board has approved $5,500 in Scholarships to be applied towards registration fees for Conference XIII on a first-come, first-served basis, as follows:

First-time Attendee: $2,500 available ($100 per individual for 25 first-timers). Be sure to check the box on the Registration Form.

Needs-based: $3,000 available, to be allocated by the Scholarship Committee on a confidential basis. The Application Form is available online here.