Common Questions About Collaborative Practice
CP Cal Committees
The committees and tasks forces in
California have been working hard to provide benefits for the Collaborative
groups in California. This means countless hours of phone conferences and
meetings to meet ambitious goals for educating practitioners and promoting
Collaborative Practice statewide. All members of CP Cal practice groups are
welcome and encouraged to join our committees. If you are interested in serving on a committee, click here.
At the 2013 Board Retreat,
the committee structure was reorganized into five groups, Member Group
Support, Celebration, Special Initiatives, Public Education, and Revenue
and Fundraising. In 2014, the Trusts & Estates/Civil group was added. All subcommittees and task forces fall under
the umbrella of one the six standing committees, as outlined below.
1. MEMBER GROUP SUPPORT Newsletter – Stephanie Maloney, Chair. Members: Beth Proudfoot, Gayle Tamler
John Denny and Hal Bartholomew, Co-chairs
Shares Collaborative Practice information, education and training opportunities with member groups and works to promote and maintain high standards of Collaborative Practice in California.
Reaches out to our member groups and their individual members, through periodic electronic newsletters, to keep them informed of activities of our board and delegates, and events throughout the state.
Toolbox – Steve Rutlen and Hal Bartholomew, Co-chairs. Members:
Collects and develops practice management tools for member groups and Collaborative practitioners.
Delegate Relations – North: Jay Bray, Chair. Members: Suzan Barrie Aiken, Ann Buscho.
Delegate Relations – South: John Denny, Chair. Members:
Nurtures the board’s relationships with the delegates, enlistment of practitioners to committees, task forces, and delegate/leadership positions, and supporting intergroup projects and trainings for the practice groups throughout California.
Practice Excellence – Amy Rodney and Ann Buscho , Co-chairs. Members: Jerry Cohen, Colleen Warren, Fran Setzer, Jena Stara, Jill Cohen
Surveys practice groups to learn about similarities and differences in group structures, leadership positions, committees, group trainings, and group projects. In 2013, this may include exploration of work being done to streamline Collaborative Practice for efficiency, providing collaborative practice services to modest means clients, and creation of an ethics hot line.
Lisa Zonder, Lisa Murray, and Amy Paul Co-chairs
Oversees and directs the production of the annual statewide conference.
3. SPECIAL INITIATIVES Diversity – Fred Glassman and Jay Bray, Co-chairs. Members: Bart Carey, Emily De Falla, Gloria Flores-Cerul, Christine Kerian, Diana Martinez, Tara McGuinness, Julie Milligan, Janae Monroe, Lissa Rapoport, Charlie Spiegel, Jena Stara, James Walton
Suzan Barrie Aiken, Chair
Addresses, informs and educates member groups regarding diversity, including: identifying the scope of diversity; engaging in efforts to recruit diverse allied professionals to participate in Collaborative Practice; developing and circulating information on diversity to member groups and their individuals; and increasing diversity awareness not only within member groups but throughout the California community.
Legislation – Currently Inactive
Navigates through the legislative process and community to educate the appropriate interests on the advisability of and support for the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules/Act.
Domestic Violence – Currently Inactive
Reaches out and educates the community and professions involved in Domestic Violence about Collaborative Practice.
4. TRUSTS AND ESTATES/CIVIL
Natalie Leininger, Doug Rosner, Co-Chairs. Members: Peter Johnson, Jr., David Thomas, Connie Stone, Sara Milburn, Jerry Cohen, Bruce Fredenburg, Victoria Tran Sood, Keith Britany, Phil Shecter, Alan Nobler, Delilah Knox Rios, Leslee Newman, Nancy Ross
Promotes education for both professionals and the public on Collaborative Practice for Trusts, Estates, and Civil disputes. Professional education/training and outreach to practice groups to expand the practice groups to include Trusts and Estates and Civil practitioners. Public education outreach through workshops (similar to Divorce Options) and other public education initiatives that may be identified in the future.
5. REVENUE AND FUNDRAISING
Dawn Strachan and Steve Rutlen, Co-chairs Fundraising – Dawn Strachan and Steve Rutlen, Co-chairs. Members: Suzan Barrie Aiken, Hal Bartholomew, Fred Glassman, Linda Gross, Warren Sacks, Jay Bray, Jane Euler, Jerry Cohen, Vi Ballard
Ensures that CP Cal has the financial resources to accomplish its mission.
Develops fund raising ideas to reach out to Collaborative professionals and other donors to generate funds for CP Cal to be used in its general fund, which includes public education, educating Collaborative professionals and working with legislation to promote Collaborative Practice.
Revenue Alternatives - Currently Inactive.
Explores ways of developing and enhancing the revenue stream of CP Cal in order to have funds for CP Cal services for member groups.
6. PUBLIC EDUCATION
George Richardson, Stephanie Maloney and Shawn Weber, Co-chairs
Develops and disseminates materials for the education of the public and professionals about CP Cal and Collaborative Practice through various modes (including, without limitation, print and electronic media, direct presentations and other methods), and conducts other activities related to the promotion of CP Cal, its member groups and their interests.
Statewide PEC Coordination
NorCal PEC, Jay Bray, Co-chair. Amy Rodney, Liaison
SoCal PEC, Kevin Chroman and Warren Sacks, Co-chairs.
Website and Social Media - Jason Crowley, Chair. Members: Shawn Weber, Beth Proudfoot, Jay Bray, Randy Cheek
Promotes CP Cal and educates its members and the public through an upgraded website and social media technology.
Social Media Task Force - As marketing arm of the committee, reacts quickly to ideas and posts to create “buzz” about Collaborative Practice.
Divorce Options - George Richardson and Kathleen O`Connor, Co-Chairs. Members: Ann Buscho, Stephanie Maloney, John McDaniel, Steven Rutlen, Deborah Jo Sandler, Charlie Spiegel.
Revises and modifies the Divorce Options presentation and brochure for the use of the member groups in their effort to educate the public about their divorce choices.
Professional Outreach - Vi Ballard , Chair. Members:
Introduces and enlists professionals into the Collaborative Practice community, and provides them with education and skills to assist with the team process.
10th Anniversary Conference of Collaborative Professionals
April 24-26, 2015, Westin Los Angeles Airport
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