With its 20-year track record, SMC is the training expert in the field of negotiation, mediation and conflict management in Singapore and the region. SMC has conducted workshops in countries such as Fiji, Malta, Jordan, China, Myanmar, the Philippines etc. Our workshops are highly rated. For instance, in one workshop for the Ministry of Education, 100% of participants rated it as either excellent or very good.

Our trainers bring with them the best of both worlds — an Asian sensitivity to cultural nuances in mediation and a background in the Harvard model of interest-based negotiations. They use proven teaching methods and hands-on lessons to liven up the classes. SMC runs workshops for organisations in Singapore weekly.

Collaborative Family Practice Workshop


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Next Course Dates:

19 November 2018
Module 1
20 to 21 November 2018
Module 2
22 and 23 November 2019


Please refer to flyer


Mediation Chambers 3 & 4, Supreme Court of Singapore (Refer to the flyer for more details)


Physical registration form
Registration closes on 5 Nov 2018
(Please click on the flyer for more information on exemptions and requirements)




For queries please contact:
Ms Suhartini Salim
Tel: 6332 4088
Fax: 6333 5085


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Collaborative Family Practice (CFP) is an interest-based approach to negotiations dealing with matrimonial disputes and is a process that is undertaken outside of court proceedings, with a commitment to resolve the issues out of court. CPF aims to assist couples to reach an agreement, which meets the needs of all parties, thus avoiding the acrimony caused by the litigation process. It involves specially trained CFP lawyers and other family specialists such as financial advisers and child specialists as necessary, assisting the parties to negotiate an agreement that suits the family. CFP is supported by the Family Justice Courts (FJC). 


This event is sponsored by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals in 23 countries around the globe, working in concert to create client-centred processes for resolving conflict collaboratively.


Kim Gordon

Kim started out her legal career as a litigator, then became one of the pioneers of Mediation and then Collaborative Practice. Kim's experience includes 18 years as a traditional Divorce lawyer, over 15 years as a Collaborative Practitioner and over 20 years as a Mediator. Kim was the first in the nation to have a multi-disciplinary collaborative law firm and is now an international trainer in Collaborative Practice.

Sheila Brown

Sheila is a Registered Social Worker and Accredited Mediator with over 35 years of experience. Sheila specialised in assisting families through the separation/divorce. Sheila works in Collaborative Practice as a Neutral Facilitator, Coach, and Child Specialist. Sheila has been a leader in the Toronto area in the development of interdisciplinary team practice and has provided training and consultation to Collaborative professionals who wish to enhance their skills using a team approach.

Lisa Schneider

Lisa is an active IACP Collaborative Practice Trainer in East Bay, San Mateo County and San Francisco for beginning and advanced Collaborative practitioners. She is also a Certified Financial Planner, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a Registered Financial Planner and a Registered Investment Advisor who specialised in the area of Divorce since 2001.


To be accredited as an SMC Collaborative Family Law Practitioner, you will have to take Module 1 (unless exempted*), Module 2 and pass the Assessment.

1.     Module 1 - Interest-based Conflict Management*

Date           :              19 November 2018

Time           :              9.00am – 1.00pm

Venue         :              Mediation Chambers 3 & 4

                                 Supreme Court Level 2

Fee             :              $300.00 (inclusive of GST)

CPD Points   :             3 Public CPD Points

*Past participants of SMC’s mediation workshops are exempted from Module 1.

2.     Module 2 - Collaborative Family Practice Workshop

Date            :            20 to 21 November 2018

Time            :            8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue          :            Mediation Chambers 3 & 4

                                Supreme Court Level 2

Fee              :           $1819.00 (inclusive of GST)

CPD Points    :           12 Public CPD Points

3.     Collaborative Family Practice Assessment

Date & Time* :          22 November 2018

                                 9.00am – 5.00pm  or

                                 23 November 2018

                                 9.00am – 1.00pm

Venue            :           To be advised

Fee                :           $802.50 (inclusive of GST)

*Candidates will be informed of the date and time of the Assessment.