Beyond the Paper – Using Technology in Collaborative Practice & More
Are you still using flip charts or typing minutes in your Collaborative Practice? Learn how to become more efficient and join us at our next General Meeting on September 21 at 6:00 PM as Stephanie Dobson, Esq. teaches us about mind mapping technology and its benefits when used in the Collaborative Process. Acquire strategies to integrate technology and paperless office systems into your Collaborative work while improving your efficiency.
- Describe mind mapping technology and its benefits when used in the Collaborative Process.
- Distinguish between pros and cons of mind mapping technology versus flip chart or MS Word within the Collaborative Process.
- Develop strategies to effectively integrate technology and paperless office systems into the Collaborative Process to improve efficiencies.
6:00 PM – 6:05 PM Welcome, Acknowledgements, Introductions
6:05 PM – 6:30 PM Historical Perspective and Overview of Program
Florida Statutes and Rules Related to the Collaborative Process
Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Standards and Ethics relating to communications within Collaborative Process
Forms of communication commonly used in the Collaborative Process
6:30 PM – 6:45 PM Introduction to mind mapping technology in Collaborative Process
Comparison to “flip chart” method
Comparison to typing notes using MS Word
6:45 PM – 6:55 PM Strategies to effectively integrate technology into the Collaborative Process
6:55 PM – 7:05 PM Strategies to integrate paperless office systems into the Collaborative Process to improve efficiencies
7:05 PM – 7:20 PM Examples and Group Discussion
7:20 PM – 7:30 PM Questions and Answers
As sole proprietor of Henka Divorce Law & Mediation, Stephanie Dobson is a caring, results-focused, and experienced Collaborative Divorce lawyer and Mediator who helps growth-minded, coachable parents navigate a family separation while they connect with and support their children, empowering them to make a plan to write a new family story based on developing lifelong, peaceful, positive and thriving relationships. She has welcomed technology into her practice, operating a paperless office and using video-conferencing technology to reach families at each of her offices in Edmonton and Lloydminster, Alberta, as well as those throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan.
As an educator, she is Founder, CEO, and Content Creator of Up A Notch Learning Inc., an e-learning platform to empower separating and divorcing families globally with a collection of positive and constructive resources.
Stephanie has presented world-wide on a wide-range of topics including the use of technology in Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and Tools for professionals to increase their Collaborative Practice. Stephanie is an active community volunteer and has served on many board of directors, presently being the Chair of the Alberta Law Foundation and Chair of her local Bar Association. She was appointed to the board of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), which term starts in October 2022. She is a member of many ADR associations including the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Family Mediation Canada (FMC), Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and her local Chamber of Commerce.