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IACP 20th Annual Networking and Educational Forum

IACP 20th Annual Networking and Educational Forum

IACP 20th Annual Networking and Educational Forum

Presented by International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

About the Event

IACP is the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health, and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict. IACP will be hosting it’s 20th Annual Networking and Education Forum in Chicago this year! Come together to learn from colleagues from near and far through 8 day-long Pre-Forum Institutes, over 40 workshops, engaging Plenary sessions, Special Gatherings, and more, highlighting some of the most well-know trainers in the field as well as exciting new voices.

Date / Time

October 4 - 5, 2019


Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL


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JAMS Featured Speakers



Stephen Sulmeyer, Esq.

The Heart of Conflict: Giving Voice to Non-material Needs
Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 9:00am - 3:00pm CST

We are trained to identify interests that underpin positions. We use this knowledge in order to help build resolutions that meet the interests and needs of both parties. Because non-material needs cannot be quantitatively and legally measured, we too often fail to acknowledge these. We have all found that ignoring our client's non-material needs sometimes leads us to impasse. In this workshop we will go deeper and explore the importance of non-material needs and interests. We will explore our deep needs for dignity, respect and appreciation and how we can elicit conversations with our clients about what these mean for them. We will explore ways to work within our teams to facilitate these most important conversations and expressions of our common humanity. Participants will come away with not only a deeper understanding of the importance of non-material needs, but tools to help build conversations about these.


Featured People

Stephen H. Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D.
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
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