Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire | Sonoma County

Types of Membership, Requirements and Dues

General Membership is available to any person in good standing within a profession or career, which advances the purposes of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE) pursuant to policies, procedures, and criteria as adopted by the Board of Directors.  General Members shall not have the right to vote.  Membership rights shall not be transferable.  General Members are not required to be members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

A General Member can attend the lunch and early evening meetings, receive discounts on CCRE sponsored trainings, and will have his/her name/contact information listed as a General Member in CCRE's roster available to all members.  A General Member must pay annual dues and sign the member pledge which appears on the New Membership Application and Renewal Forms.

New Members join as General Members.  New Members pay a one-time fee and receive a copy of the book “Collaborative Practice Materials” by Catherine Ann Conner and Margaret L. Anderson.

A Participating Member receives the same benefits as a General Member with the added benefits of being eligible to vote in Board of Director elections, serve as a Director, have his/her name listed as a Participating Member in CCRE's roster, and to have his/her name be included in the directory of Collaborative professionals available to the public on CCREʼs website.  

To be eligible to be a Participating Member one must 1) be a current member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), 2) have completed at least 12 hours of Introductory Collaborative Practice training; one training of at least 30 hours in client-centered, facilitative conflict resolution, of the kind typically taught in mediation training; and 15 hours of training, in addition to the 12 hours of introductory Collaborative training, in any of the following areas: communication skills, Collaborative Practice, advanced mediation, interest-based negotiation, or basic professional coaching, 3) attend at least four meetings during the year, and 4) actively serve on a CCRE Committee or on the Board of Directors or facilitate at least one meeting during the year.  In addition, one must also satisfy ongoing training requirements which vary by profession.  See Training Requirements for Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals, and Financial Professionals which are included in the renewal applications for each profession.

CCRE has one box lunch or early evening meeting per month, usually on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month.  Beginning in January 2014, these meetings will be held at the Finley Community Center at 2060 W College Avenue in Santa Rosa, CA.  Lunch meetings cost: $25.  Early evening meetings cost: $35.  Lunch and early evening meetings alternate monthly, with the January meeting being a early evening meeting.  Our schedule is subject to change; current information is available on the Calendar page. 

All New Members in any category are provided with a copy of “Collaborative Practice Materials” by Catherine Ann Conner and Margaret L. Anderson for a one time discounted cost of $25.

  1. Participating Membership - $200 dues per year, plus $100 for discounted IACP dues.
    • Must be licensed attorney, licensed financial professional, or licensed mental health professional.
    • Attendance at a minimum of 4 meetings per year.
    • Completed 12 hours of an Introductory Collaborative Practice training.
    • Completed a training of at least 30 hours in client-centered, facilitative conflict resolution, of the kind typically taught in mediation training (interest based, narrative, or transformative mediation programs).
    • Completed 15 hours of training, in addition to the 12 hours of introductory Collaborative training, in any of the following areas: communication skills; Collaborative Practice; advanced mediation, interest-based negotiation, or basic professional coaching.
    • Continuing education training: Completed 18 hours in the immediate past two year period.
    • Participating Member Pledge Participating Member Pledge (14 KB)

  2. General Membership - $200 dues per year.  IACP discounted dues of $100 is optional.
    • First year membership in CCRE (generally)
    • May be any person in good standing within a profession or career, which advances the purposes of CCRE.
    • No attendance or training requirements.
    • No requirement to be on a committee.
    • Cannot be listed on website or vote.
  3. Special Membership - $50 dues per year.  IACP discounted dues of $100 is optional.
    • Must be law students, first year attorneys, first year financial professionals, first year mental health professionals, paralegals, or law office staff.
    • No attendance or training requirements.
    • No requirement to be on a committee.
    • Cannot be listed on website or vote.

About Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE)

CCRE is a group of professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group is a multi-disciplinary, multi-field group open to all professionals interested in Collaborative conflict resolution. Read more . . .

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