Conscious Contracts® Training
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Imagine that a contract wasn't the end of a negotiation, but the beginning of a relationship.
This is our introduction to the unique Conscious Contracts® method. It's meant for anyone who has ever had to come to an agreement. It can be for their personal or working lives - or to balance between the two. This course for lawyers and non-lawyers alike explores the paradigm shift of integrative law. It is also the first step on the journey to certification as a Conscious Contracts® practitioner for people who chose to expand their practice!
This course will be run in-person, in English (with trainers fluent in German, French and Hebrew if clarification is necessary).
1. Reinventing Contracts: An
Overview & Shift of Mindset
In this module, we will introduce ourselves, look over the outline of sessions, and give an overview of the Conscious Contracts® process and how it fits into the changes happening in business and law. We’ll also introduce the Workbook that will guide us through the process.
2. The Touchstone: A Foundation of Values
This module introduces one of the cornerstones of the Conscious Contracts process: The Touchstone. We will see how the values provide a foundation for the contract, how they build relationships, and how they inoculate the parties for future conflicts. You will begin to build your own Touchstone and co-create a hypothetical contract, working with a team of classmates.
3. Addressing Change & Engaging Disagreement
In this other cornerstone, the Accord or Harmony Clause, we will examine the elements of a conversation structure for having hard conversations, making decisions, and returning grace to the relationship. We will explore our own reactions to conflict and how we will design an ACED that allows for our human responses.
4. Negotiating Terms from Values: Creating the Action Plan
We can’t use the old methods of arm-twisting and intimidation in negotiating the terms of the agreement, so what do we use? We’ll explore some more tools and techniques for co-creating terms that work for everyone.
5. Drafting & Designing
Plain, relational language is a basic requirement for the drafting process which pulls together the pieces of what we’ve been working on. We’ll share some examples of clauses that will help you to visualize your own drafting process. In this segment, we will also share some design and visual contract elements.
6. Putting together the pieces
In this last segment, we will share our contracts with all of the components. Your teachers will answer questions and we will discuss how to incorporate what you’ve learned into your practice