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Conscious Contracts® introduction course
Wednesdays beginning October 5.

“What is now proved was once imagined” – William Blake

The Conscious Contracts® model is one of the latest paradigms being used to reinvent the process of contract formation, using the parties’ shared values to provide a foundation for the contract and to safeguard the parties for future conflicts.
The model takes a different approach to conventional contracting. Instead of trying to predict and control an uncertain future, it aims to sense and respond to the emerging future. It also helps the parties build trust by fostering collaboration, encourage creative problem solving, and design user-centric documents.

The distinctive elements of the Conscious Contracts® model help maintain a more conscious culture by enabling contract users to stay aligned with their purpose and values, empowering them to design a bespoke conversation structure for having difficult conversations, making better decisions and restoring grace to the relationship. It is also consistent with innovative contracting best practices like plain language, design thinking and visual design, incorporating the users’ voice and tone into the contract, providing access to
justice and meeting users’ needs.

This model is being used by certified Conscious Contracts® practitioners around the world, in 20+ languages and in many types of arrangements.

Course overview

This course will explore a more human approach to agreeing how people want to work together and help to think about working relationships differently.

Week 1: Reinventing contracts (5–8pm GMT/UTC, Wed 5 Oct 2022)

An introduction to the mindset shift required for this new way of engaging in contractual relationships, and how the model fits into the changes happening in conscious business and law.

Week 2: Sustainable relationships (5–8pm GMT/UTC, Wed 12 Oct 2022)

Explore how values provide a foundation for building relationships, and how awareness of our own reactions to conflict allows for more meaningful dialogue.

Week 3: User-centricity (5–8pm GMT/UTC, Wed 19 Oct 2022)

Discover how the Conscious Contracts® model puts the contract user’s experience first by adopting innovative contract drafting & visual design applications.

Week 4: Follow up (5–6:30pm GMT/UTC, Wed 16 Nov 2022)

Reconnect to reflect on how the learnings from weeks 1-3 have influenced your work and relationships, what seeds it may have planted for affecting change, and an opportunity to ask any follow up questions.

This course is for you if you are: a lawyer, law student or teacher, coach, consultant, mediator,
entrepreneur or anyone who wants to learn how contracts can support new ways of working, be fit for purpose and flex in our changing world. No prior legal or contract training required.

What you get: An overview of the Conscious Contracts® model. 3 x 3 hour sessions, plus 1 x 90 minute follow up session (in person Zoom calls). The sessions will be highly interactive and experiential with an opportunity to meet people, share ideas and practise new skills.

Financial investment: £555 GBP – see the PayPal link below to pay and secure your place. We’d like to honour the work and experience we’ve put into making this course the best we possibly can. However, if you’re eager to join us but your financial circumstances are limited, please get in touch as we’d like to accommodate your attendance where we can.

Trainers

Rhiannon Thomas

Rhiannon has two decades of legal experience. She is a practising attorney, notary, conveyancer and administrator of deceased estates. She is also a values consultant and accredited Conscious Contracts® provider and trainer. She has developed and facilitated workshops on a wide range of topics. A natural connector and networker, Rhiannon thrives on building relationships. She formed the integrative legal consultancy, Milkwood, in 2013. She works internationally and is based in Cape Town. To hear about Rhiannon’s path to Integrative Law click here.

Blanca Leon

Blanca is a legal consultant specialising in commercial matters and solutions, combining purpose and values with plain language drafting and visual design to create clear, collaborative and human centric legal documents. Blanca fosters creativity, curiosity and intentionality in her work, and loves nothing more than sharing the profound impact relational, values-based contracts can have on changing how we engage with the world. Blanca is a lawyer qualified under English law and a Certified Conscious Contracts® practitioner. Click here to learn more about Blanca.

CLE/CPD credit: Course participants are from across Europe, and possibly from around the world, and represent different professions as well as jurisdictions, therefore it isn’t practical to apply for continuing education credits in so many different circumstances. However, many jurisdictions are self reporting or will allow you to apply for credit from a course offered outside your local area. Let us know if you require support in getting credit for your local accreditation board and we’ll do our best to help.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations received more than 2 weeks before the course starts will be eligible for a full refund. After that, we will refund 50% of course fees or apply the funds to a future course. 

Questions? Email blanca@blancaleonlaw.com with any questions.