Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire | Sonoma County

Map of the Collaborative Process

Stage 4: Negotiating and Choosing Solutions


  • Create packages of options
  • Financial Specialist prepares projections for selected packages
  • Compare option packages to interests
  • Modify option package(s) to create final solution

Typical Chronology:

  • Team phone conference before each joint meeting to prepare agenda, discuss status
  • 2-3 or 4-7 way meetings to create option packages and determine packages for projections
  • 4-7 way meetings to review projections and refine packages
  • 2-3 way meetings (Party-Coach-Attorney) to review packages, review projections and prioritize packages
  • 4-7 way meetings to negotiate to final resolution
  • Bring in additional assistance as needed (mediator, case facilitation, mentor)
  • Party-professional and team debriefings after each meeting
  • Prepare and circulate minutes after each meeting


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