Join us live on Facebook on April 19, 2022 at 4:00pm MDT (3:00 PDT, 6:00 EDT) for the premiere of Stephanie Dobson’s film “The Essential Link between Creativity, Innovation and Collaborative Divorce: Perspectives from Around the Globe” in celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week. Also check out the film on our You Tube channel.
What is World Creativity and Innovation Week?
This is a worldwide movement which was started back in 2001 in Toronto to showcase creative and innovative thinking by people all around the world.
There’s 2 celebrations – World Creativity and Innovation Week and Day. The DAY is celebrated on April 21st, and the WEEK is celebrated between April 15th and 21st each year.
In 2017 the UN granted April 21st as an International Day of Observance to raise awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development and to encourage people to use creativity in problem solving for all issues related to achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The organizers of the movement describe that this celebration exists, and I quote “to empower people to use new ideas, make new decisions, and make the world a better place”. Each year there’s a theme for the celebration – in 2022 the theme is Collaboration.
Tell us a little more about the 2022 theme for this celebration
With the theme this year being “Collaboration”, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (the IACP) has been invited to be official participants of the celebration. Participants were chosen because of their unique efforts and connection to using their concept of Collaboration to creatively and innovatively promote UN sustainable development goals.
The IACP is a global community of legal, mental health, and financial professionals working together to promote the use of the Collaborative Law Process as way to resolve disputes in a client-centred, dignified, and respectful way.
So, as a member of the IACP, and a Collaborative Divorce Professional myself, I wanted to participate and create something meaningful! So, I decided to make a film!
One of my favourite things to do is to create dialogue amongst professionals about things that I’m passionate about. The inter-relationship between Collaborative Divorce, Creativity, and Innovation really struck me as a great opportunity for dialogue!
Can you explain a little more about the relationship between Collaborative Divorce, Creativity & Innovation
Creativity and innovation are at the heart of Collaborative Divorce. The process doesn’t exist without these components.
Collaborative Divorce is a multi-step negotiation process based on open and transparent negotiations between the parties and their professional team that encourages separating or divorcing spouses to do a few things:
- To understand what’s important to each other,
- to gather all the information required to be fully informed,
- to brainstorm options together, and
- then put that all together to find the right resolution for their family.
It’s the putting together of all of those components within the Collaborative Divorce process that really brings about the creative solutions for each family experiencing relationship breakdown.
Being formally committed to the Process is key. When families choose the litigation path for their separation or divorce, they are confined by that which the law provides, and by the rules of procedure – this can be stifling when looking for the right solution – options that exist in Collaborative Divorce may simply not exist in a litigated divorce because of our ability to be creative and innovative.
More About the Film Created for WCIW
The film is entitled “The Essential Link between Creativity, Innovation and Collaborative Divorce: Perspectives from Around the Globe” and it will be premiered on April 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time on my Facebook business page. If you go to Facebook and look up Stephanie Dobson collaborative lawyer our viewers will find the page, and just click on the events tab to find the event.
The film is intended for the public and for divorce professionals to learn about Collaborative Divorce as a way to achieve a healthy, thriving family after separation or divorce, and to achieve the paradigm shift in relation to the power that creativity and innovation brings to the Collaborative Divorce process.
I interviewed 10 Collaborative Divorce professionals from all over the world, including the founder of Collaborative Divorce, Stu Webb, all of whom share their passionate perspective on this topic.
Check out the live Facebook premiere, again it’s on April 19th, 2022 @ 4pm MDT. The film is just under 60 min long. I look forward to seeing you all there! You can also catch the film after April 19th on our You Tube channel.
Henka Divorce Law & Mediation is a Collaborative Law and Family Mediation firm that helps families thrive as they transition to separation, divorce, or cohabitation. Understanding that every journey is different, we guide families through the right legal or mediation process that fits their unique situation.
Our client service is built on three pillars – focusing on the future, nurturing and supporting children, and working together towards well-being. This includes considering everyone’s needs throughout the process. We work closely with families to provide a meaningful and fair resolution, while keeping costs down by staying out of court.
We serve families in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada through their separation or divorce by providing in-person and virtual Collaborative Law or Mediation services.
With extensive knowledge in matrimonial law, our founder Stephanie Dobson uses a caring, results-focused approach to help parents navigate a family separation or divorce while they connect with and support their children. Learn more about her approach and credentials.
As an educator, Stephanie Dobson is Founder, CEO, and Content Creator of Up A Notch Learning Inc., an e-learning platform to empower separating and divorcing families globally with a collection of positive and constructive resources. Visit our website to learn more.