Collaborative Practice in our community is supported and promoted by our statewide group, the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota and by our international group, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).
The Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota is a non-profit organization formed by the earliest pioneers in the Collaborative Practice movement. Its mission is to attract, support and train members to advance the practice and values of the Collaborative Practice movement. The membership includes attorneys, mediators, mental health professionals, child psychologists, and financial planners who are available to serve families in the areas in which they need the most help. The Institute has thrived and membership ranges in the 150s to 160s. All of the Collaborative Professionals within Collaborative Alliance, Inc. Suites are active members of The Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota and many of our members serve on the board of the Collaborative Law Institute.
The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals is an international organization whose mission is to transform how conflict is resolved worldwide through Collaborative Practice. It serves its members, influences the collaborative community and benefits the public through its public education and outreach efforts. It is committed to fostering professional excellence in conflict resolution through Collaborative Practice. We do this by protecting the essentials of Collaborative Practice, expanding Collaborative Practice worldwide, and providing a central resource for education, networking and standards of practice. Most of the tenants of Collaborative Alliance, Inc. are also members of The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). Through the IACP we demonstrate Integrity: congruence between values, action and highest standards; Human relationships and connections are foremost in our work at all times. Trust: we trust and value the professions equally and respect the skills they each bring to clients’ needs. Ron Ousky serves on the board of the IACP and Ron and Amy Wolff both serve on the International Public Education Committee for the IACP.