Advanced Collaborative Practice- The Online Program

To help you refine your Collaborative skills and earn those CPD points!

Launching Friday 4 October 2024 at 9am

Advanced Collaborative Practice Online Program

Fine-tune your collaborative practice skills!

Have you completed an Introductory Collaborative Training Program but the Collaborative work is still not rolling in the door? Are you looking to refine your Collaborative skills? Then this four week course is for you!

Collaborative Practice is now a widely used form of dispute resolution for separating families.  This program is designed to meet the standards detailed in the Law Council of Australia’s “Australian Collaborative Practice Guidelines for Lawyers”.  It will also satisfy the requirements to be classified as a collaborative professional with both the Queensland Collaborative Law Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

With the current court delays and market focus on alternative, affordable solutions for separating families, Collaborative Practice is a much needed skill for any Family Law professional. 

Practice within the Collaborative Model is an insightful, challenging and hugely rewarding experience for practitioners and developing  the skills necessary to work confidently in this area is some of the most fulfilling training available. 


LIVE Masterclass schedule-

There will be 4 online LIVE Masterclasses throughout the 4 week program. 

Week 1 9am-10:30am AEST Friday 4 October 2024
Week 2
9am-9:30am AEST Friday 11 October 2024
Week 3 9am-9:30am AEST Friday 18 October 2024
Week 4 9am-9:30am AEST Friday 25 October 2024

If for whatever reason you cannot make a Masterclass, fear not as these are all recorded and made available to participants.


In this 4 week program we will cover-

Week 1: Show me the Collaborative Matters! The importance of client experience and positive priming every step of the way.

This week we’ll be discussing how every action has a reaction. How we do what we do, what we say, the information we provide, and the information we don’t provide will all influence the client experience of collaborative practice. In this first part of the course we will explore the science of positive priming and how small changes can make a big difference in the success of your collaborative matters.

Week 2: You are so Not Collaborative! Managing the non-collaborative, collaborative professional (including you!)

As collaborative professionals we bring many years of experience to the table- much of which will be helpful to our clients and our teams, but some of which will hinder the collaborative process. This week we will look at what it takes to build a high performance team in collaborative practice.

Week 3: Interests, Information and Iteration! All the ‘I’s’ of collaborative practice!

The collaborative process is built on the principles of interest based negotiation. How we gather that information and present it can make all the difference to the success of your process. This week we will revisit interest based negotiation with a focus on information sharing and option generation, looking at what works best when helping families find solutions that work for them.

Week 4: And it is all falling apart! What to do when your collaborative process is falling apart!

This week we will explore the challenges that arise in collaborative matters and what to do when it comes to an end.

You will have access to...

 4-weeks to build up your collaborative practice, add to your ‘tool kit’ and
hone your understanding of the collaborative process!

Online masterclasses with a few surprises in store!

One year’s access to our training materials and masterclass recordings,
for you to come back to when ever you need!

Launching Friday 4 October 2024 at 9am

This 4 week program is completely online so you can join no matter where you are thanks to 'Technology!'

Early Bird Pricing Available

If you register by 25 September so you can save yourself a red hot $150.

Program Price

$ 599
  • 4 week online program with dedicated worksheets
  • Weekly masterclasses via zoom
  • Online focus group
Limited time

The Presenter!

Clarissa Rayward

Director of Brisbane Family Law Centre

Accredited Family Law Specialist | Mediator | Collaborative Family Lawyer |
Podcaster | Author | Speaker | Business Owner

 Hi, my name’s Clarissa Rayward.

I’m a collaborative divorce lawyer from sunny Brisbane, Australia. I’m the Director of Brisbane Family Law Centre, a multi-disciplinary legal practice where lawyers work alongside financial planners and psychologists to provide our clients with the holistic service they need during divorce.

I set up my firm in 2008 and can safely say that at that time, I had no idea about how to market my business, nor how important that was to keeping my business going. Fast forward 11 years and I now spend more of my time in marketing activities than doing anything else!

Over the past 11 years I’ve invested heavily in learning as much as  I can about marketing to be able to grow my business, but more importantly to be able to niche my business so that I am largely now working purely in out of Court divorce practices such as collaborative practice and mediation.

I am now an Author of 2 books, a Blogger and Podcaster (while still working in my spare time as a Divorce Lawyer) and have been enjoying sharing my knowledge of business, marketing and wellness, running courses just like this one today.

There has never been a better time to be in the marketing game- thanks to that wonderful creation, the Internet, the barriers to entry have been removed. During this online course I hope to inspire you to overcome any fears you have about marketing your personal brand and business so you can head back to your office and get to much more happy lawyer fun!