Advanced Collaborative Training: Cutting Edge Collaborative Practices (Erie, PA)

Cutting Edge Collaborative Practices
“Sharpening Your Skills From Initial Consult to Case Debrief”

 May 4 and May 5, 2017 | 9am – 4pm | Erie, PA



There are communities around the world in which Collaborative Practice has been embraced by professionals and clients.  One of the common elements that tie these communities together is that quality Collaborative Practitioners are never satisfied with what they know or how they apply the Collaborative Model. In this highly interactive training, learn Collaborative strategies and techniques that have been successfully implemented in communities around the U.S. and Canada. Practice leading edge methods to strengthen your Teams, provide effective feedback, and address conflict before it arises. Explore innovative techniques to help clients choose the Collaborative Process, and take the steps to build a Collaborative Practice.

Continental breakfast, light snacks, and beverages are included for each day.  Social (with light snacks) to follow on Friday after the training.

Registration Fee:

$475.00 Register by Monday April 3.



Erie Yacht Club
1 Ravine Drive,
Erie, PA 16505


Adam B. Cordover, Esq., Tampa, FL
Brian Galbraith, Esq., Barrie, ON, CAN
Kevin Scudder, Esq., Seattle, WA
Melissa Sulkowski, M.A., L.P.C., Erie, PA
Special Guest Forrest “Woody” Mosten
Participating via Skype

Trainers are all IACP Leadership Academy Graduates and Founding Members of the Peacemaking Practice Trainers

Each Trainer Exceeds IACP Trainer Standards
See Below for information on Continuing Education Credits
Sponsored by Collaborative Professionals of Northwest PA (

Please direct any questions to Holly Kallay.  (814) 455-1301 or

About the Trainers

Adam B. Cordover is a Tampa collaborative attorney, collaborative trainer, and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator as well as editor and co- author with Forrest (Woody) Mosten of an upcoming American Bar Association book on Building a Successful Collaborative Law Practice. He is former president of Next Generation Divorce, growing it to become one of the largest collaborative practice groups in North America. He now works exclusively in private dispute resolution and is managing attorney of Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm.

Brian Galbraith is a family law lawyer, mediator and trainer. Brian is the owner of Galbraith Family Law Professional Corporation, an eleven-lawyer family law firm with offices in two cities in Ontario, Canada. Brian has presented at the IACP International Forum on several occasions and conducted trainings in various locations in Canada and the United States. When not helping other families, he enjoys spending time with his own family doing a variety of activities including curling, white water canoeing, canoe camping, downhill skiing and living life on a lake.

Over the past 25 years Kevin Scudder has built a successful private law practice in Seattle, Washington that incorporates his values of compassion and integrity, as well as intellectual / emotional growth and development. A full-time Peacemaker having stepped-away from litigation a number of years ago, his Collaborative, client-based focus results in resolutions that are durable over time and which focus on the well-being of the children. Kevin is a graduate of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals’ inaugural Leadership Academy, a trainer, and a regular contributor to the Collaborative literary community.

Melissa Sulkowski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania who has been working with children and families for over 23 years. Melissa became the President of CPNWPA in May 2014. She has presented at the 2013-2016 IACP Forums. In July of 2016, she was selected as one of fifteen Peacemaking Professionals between the United States and Canada. She is now an Associate Trainer of Forrest “Woody” Mosten. Melissa will be published this year by the American Bar Association as a contributing author to a book that will provide collaboratively trained attorneys and other professionals the real-world tools to succeed in collaborative practice.

Forest S. Mosten is in mediation and collaborative law practice in Los Angeles and is the author of Collaborative Divorce Handbook (Jossey-Bass, 2010), The Complete Guide to Mediation (ABA, 1997), Unbundling Legal Services (ABA, 2000), and Mediation Career Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2001) He specializes in high conflict mediations involving divorcing families, partnerships, employment disputes, probate, real estate, commercial disputes and other complex civil lawsuits.

Mr. Mosten has been honored by the ABA, LA County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association and trains mediators and collaborative professionals worldwide. The LA Daily Journal, LA Times, NY Times, USA Today, ABA Journal, LA Daily News, Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Town & Country and

other publications all over the world have covered his pioneering work in mediation and unbundling. Forrest S. Mosten has been in private mediation practice since 1979. Mr. Mosten is in constant demand as a master trainer for basic courses, advanced courses, individual supervision for practicing mediators, conflict resolution professionals, and training other conflict resolution trainers. He is popular presenter at conferences throughout the world.

In addition to his work as a neutral, Mr. Mosten maintains an active practice as a family lawyer representing clients in divorce, pre-marital agreements, and complex issues in property, support, and parenting issues after divorce. The California State Bar has recognized Mr. Mosten as a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Mosten does not accept engagements that involve court appearances. He practices with a collaborative and problem solving model and has trained Collaborative Lawyers throughout the world and serves as a negotiation and mediation consultant for other family litigators. Mr. Mosten has been named Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and as one of the top 25 Family Mediators in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Mr. Mosten has been given two major awards by the American Bar Association: A Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovations in Legal Access by the ABA Section of Delivery of Legal Services; and the Lawyer as Problem Solver Award by the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution.