Jacinta Gallant is a collaborative lawyer, mediator, trainer and presenter in
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Event Details

Deepening Without Drowning

Conflict Skills for Mediators and Collaborative Professionals - hosted by Resolution in England

ONLINE Hosted by Resolution - London, England

About This Event

This training is hosted by Resolution: First for Families (England) and registration is through their website.

Have you ever been stumped, and discouraged, by the continuing and sometimes escalating couple conflict at the mediation or collaborative table - despite your very sincere efforts?  Do you sometimes feel like your "case" is drowning and you are desperate for an oxygen tank? 

In this workshop, we will learn how asking about the parties' hopes and diving deeply into their perceived threats can bring fresh air to our family law work. Working with the "Insight Approach" to conflict, we will learn to notice and effectively respond to conflict behaviours.  We will learn how and when to ask questions to unearth the threats that escalate and sustain conflict, without provoking it, and how to use what is learned to promote an authentic shift from conflict to collaboration, without forcing or faking it.

Participants will learn:

  • New ways of thinking about interpersonal conflict

  • New skills to notice and intervene in conflict (early and often)

  • How to help clients talk about what matters in ways that do not threaten.

  • How to ask about hopes in a productive and meaningful way

  • How to stop talking about what we think the conflict is about - and to stop talking about what we think matters to the parties - but instead to be curious and ask good questions so we can find out from the parties themselves

  • How to do all of this while facilitating a process leading to agreement!


Event Cost

$400.00 CAD

Event Program

This training occurs for 2.5 hours on 3 consecutive Thursdays, November 5, 12 and 19, 2020 and is hosted by England's Resolution: First for Family Law.

Each Thursday, training is online from 1:30 - 4:00 pm GMT (England time zone).


COST £270 for Resolution Members.  £420 for non-members.

Event Accommodations

Join us from your most comfortable learning spot.  This training is online. 

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Event Cost

$400.00 CAD

Registration for this event can be completed externally!

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Meet The Trainers

Jacinta Gallant, B.A. J.D. Collaborative Lawyer and Trainer

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Jacinta Gallant is a respected Canadian collaborative lawyer, conflict trainer and innovator in her field. She is recognized internationally for her insightful and experiential approach to teaching and managing conflict, and has been welcomed as a trainer throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. rnrn “Never cut what can be untied” is the inspiration for Jacinta’s work, and “untangling knots” has been the focus of Jacinta’s highly successful collaborative and mediation practice. rnrnJacinta loves the challenge of working with experienced professionals who want to deepen their skills and approach to be more natural and authentic in practice, With a great sense of humour, and lots of experience from “lessons learned”, Jacinta offers innovative approaches and experiential learning that will help you transform your practice. rnrnJacinta is a member of the IACP Training Faculty, the IACP Training Curriculum Task Force and a co-founder of Canada’s national collaborative practice organization. She was formally educated at the University of Prince Edward Island (B.A. Political Studies), Dalhousie University and University of Victoria Law Schools (Juris Doctor). In addition, she has taken thousands of hours of conflict training, and considers herself a life-long learner.