April 2024 – DCACP Spring Institute

Managing the Negotiation Within –

Both Our Clients’ and Our Own

Presented by David Hoffman, JD

Mr. Hoffman is bringing the popular PFI he presented at the 2019 IACP Conference to DCACP. Mr. Hoffman will explain how Collaborative professionals can be most effective when we understand how to manage the emotional dimensions of the conflicts we handle. Psychologists have long understood that individuals have sub-personalities, each seeking to guide our thinking and behavior – for example, angry parts that respond when provoked, managerial parts that help us resolve conflicts, and wounded, exiled parts that carry our fears and pain. With a particular focus on Internal Family Systems (IFS) theory, this workshop will help professionals (a) understand the various ‘parts’ that show up in us when we are involved in conflict, (b) manage this internal negotiation in ourselves so that we can be more effective in our cases, and (c) teach these techniques to our clients.

David Hoffman is a Collaborative Practice attorney, mediator, arbitrator, and founder of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC. He is also the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses on mediation, diversity, Collaborative Law and legal ethics. He is past chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and a founding member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. He has published three books on dispute resolution, including “Bringing Peace into the Room” (with co-editor Daniel Bowling). Further information about David can be found at www.blc.law.

Friday, April 12, 2024

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Event Program (Lunch will be served.)
  • Happy Hour! Please join us for a Happy Hour immediately following - details to come.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Level – “Gold Sponsor”

  • Cost $500
  • Includes: 1 ticket to the Spring Symposium, your name listed on the DCACP website and on a placard at each table.

Sponsorship Level – “Silver Sponsor”

  • Cost $250
  • Includes: your name listed on the DCACP website and on a placard at each table.
Categories: Spring Symposium