Events & Training

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Recent QCL training

Introduction to Collaborative Practice Training

Clarissa Rayward will be running the popular two day introductory training program in Collaborative Practice on the following dates during 2015:

18 -19 September 2015, Northern NSW-  Registration form for Northern NSW

13 – 14 November 2015, Brisbane Qld-  Registration form for Brisbane

This program is designed for family law professionals who are interested in gaining skills as a collaborative practitioner.  It would also suit anyone who is seeking a refresher in these skills.

Additional dates can be made available on demand.  For more information about this program or to express your interest in upcoming courses please email Clarissa Rayward at or download a brochure.

5th Annual IACP Institute – 16-19 April 2015 – Gold Coast


There’s never been a better time for Queensland practitioners to activate, reinvigorate or pursue collaborative practice than 2015!

The International Academy of Collaborative Practice (IACP) will hold their conference on the Gold Coast from 16 – 19 April 2015. Only the second international collaborative practice conference to ever be held outside the USA, Queensland and the Gold Coast will host international experts in collaborative practice.

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) training – Wednesday 10 September 2014 – Brisbane

Following on from the fantastic educational event with Rita Pollak in 2013, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals  (IACP)  Australia and South East Asia Committee arranged for two experienced international trainers to come to Brisbane for a one day educational event. Rita Pollak (Lawyer) and Linda Solomon (Communications Professional) presented a workshop on:


Intensive Collaborative Workshop with international trainer Victoria Smith – Friday 25th – Saturday 26th July 2014, Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

Queensland Collaborative Law (QCL) is proud to bring internationally-recognised collaborative practice trainer Victoria Smith to the Gold Coast for a two-day intensive workshop for collaborative and allied professionals. This is a not-to-be missed opportunity to learn from a world expert with more than 30 years experience in the collaborative process whose training programs have received international acclaim.

Introductory Training in Collaborative Practice with Victoria Smith – Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd August 2014, Townsville

The collaborative law process is at the cutting edge of dispute resolution today. Collaborate practice focusses on problem solving, negotiation and settlement advocacy to resolve conflict wisely. Family lawyers work with other professionals and their clients to respectfully resolve disputes and stay out of court.


Feedback on training

Some feedback from our previous training sessions is below.

“Very well constructed training course given the innovative and new nature of this type of family law.” Toowoomba participant

“Overall an excellent introduction and your personal approach and anecdotes about your own experiences were invaluable.” Brisbane participant

“I found the whole course extremely informative and I really enjoyed it.” Brisbane participant

“Presenters were flexible, adjusting course content to suit group.” Cairns participant

“I found the two days session was exceedingly beneficial.” Toowoomba participant