Neil Richard Denny
Neil Denny is a collaborative lawyer practitioner working out of Bath, UK, where he lives with his wife and two children.
In addition to his exclusively collaborative case load Neil is also an accomplished trainer, speaker and author. He has had two books published so far, namely Conversational Riffs; Creating Meaning Out Of Conflict and also The Collaborative Law Companion, the leading text for UK collaborative practitioners.
Neil also speaks to other professionals in diverse industries in the private and public sector.
You can watch Neil in action presenting at the Do Lectures here http:www.dolectures.com/lectures/how-to-enable-conflict
24 Queen Square|
Bath (N/A) United Kingdom
||44 1225 750079
|BA (Hons) 2:1 Literature and History
CPE Law Conversion
LPC Solicitors Qualification|
|Resolution Collaboratively trained
|Type Of Practice|
|Neil's training specialises on deepening our understanding of the collaborative skills that we learn in ways that enhance our practice and how we serve the families that we are invited to work with.
Neil has a particular specialism in encouraging creative and enabling responses to conflict.
Collaboration should never be sold as being a conflict lite or conflict free way or resolving family separation. Instead, collaboration offers an environment in which couples can safely communicate the conflicts that have brought them to this point and the new ones that emerge as they go through their separation.
Neil is recognised as being an inspiring and energetic educator, provoking delegates to go further with their practice.
In the words of one delegate;
'Neil is very motivating and enthusiastic. He acknowledges he doesn’t have all (or any necessarily) of the answers – he challenges me to broaden my creativity and to take risks to explore my own vulnerabilities.'
In the words of another;
'Neil’s attitude and energy is contagious – very thought provoking, helpful and supportive'
He adheres to the Kirkpatrick principles of training, namely that delegates need to respond well to the training event and demonstrably learn 'stuff.' That alone is not enough however and all delegates are encouraged to translate learning into new behaviors or ways of working upon their return to practice.
And why botherz Because once the response, the learning and the changed behaviours are in place then the delegates, and the families we serve, will see far better results and outcomes.
|Conversational Riffs - A simple to learn methodology designed to enable not just the practitioners but the clients to communicate effectively even in the face of conflicted or difficult conversations. This workshop is Neil's signature event and is ideal for a 1 hour keynote talk or a two hour brief workshop.
Understanding Conflict builds upon COnversational Riffs and presents an array of conflict dynamic theories that provide far greater insight into how conflict seduces us to act in counter-productive ways. this workshop is packed with take away diagrams and models that we can share with colleagues and clients alike to help us all manage conflict much better. Ideal for a one or one and a half day workshop event.
Grudgeology explores the challenge of encouraging clients to let go of the grievances that they, or their supporters, are feeling. How might these lead people to actz How can we talk to clients about grudgesz What are impacts of the stories we tell and how can we let our grudges go freez An ideal half day workshop to partner Conversational Riffs (see above)
Breakthrough! Getting Clients to Collaborate is rapidly becoming a favourite. This workshop was designed specifically as a Pre-Forum Institute workshop for the San Francisco 2011 Forum where it was received incredibly well. It looks at what we can do to increase the number of clients who choose to collaborate (or mediate) by rejecting the privileged roles of 'Objective Expert' and instead becoming 'Curiously Ignorant', exploring discursive relationships, positioning, questioning techniques, constant feedback and instilling a Can Do, Want To, Have To, Will Do set of attitudes that will bring about the change in your practice that you want to see.
Finally, What Got You Here Won't Get You There explores the application of modern leadership thinking and change theory to the world of collaborative practice. What does it mean to develop innovative professional services such as collaborative practicez How can we effectively lead without ready answers and how do our clients benefit from our ability to resist giving easy answersz|
|Collaborative Training Attended|
|Collaborative Training Offered|
|Washington DC IACP Forum 2010 - Conversational Riffs; Creating Meaning Out Of Conflict
Reading, UK, March 2011 - Breakthrough! Getting Clients to Collaborate
Cincinnati May 2011 - Understanding Conflict in Collaborative and Family Law
Oakville, nr Toronto May 2011 - Understanding Conflict in Collaborative and Family Law
Cambridge, UK, October 2011 - What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There; The adpative challenges facing collaborative practice
Leeds, UK, September 2011 - Grudgeology; How our clients' grudges get in the way and what to do with them.
San Francisco, Pre-Forum Institute, October 2011 - Breakthrough! Getting Clients to Collaborate
London, November 2011 - What next for Collaborative Practicez The future of CP!|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals. I verify that I meet the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and that I apply the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals in my collaborative practice.|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Trainers I verify that I am a Collaborative Practice trainer who meets those Minimum Standards.|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for a Collaborative Basic Training. I verify that the basic training that I offer as a Collaborative Practice trainer meets those Minimum Standards.|