Conscious Contracts is a registered trademark for a process of contract formation. It is consistent with many of the best practices of modern contracts like plain language, design thinking, use of visuals, but has distinctive elements of its own:
- The Touchstone helps create the true meeting of the minds among the parties and makes sure there is alignment of purpose and values.
- The Operating Manual for Me identifies your best working styles, how you address conflict, and other parts of your personality.
- The Addressing Change & Engaging Disagreement (ACED Clause) allows the parties to design a sustainable culture including how they will communicate, manage change, engage disagreements and maintain a more conscious culture.
Used on every continent, this model helps to build trust and certainty in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. Practitioners are often trained in nonviolent communication, restorative justice, collaborative practice, mediation, and other skills that expand their toolkit and capacity to practice in a new paradigm approach. Most participants are lawyers but we have also trained coaches, consultants, mediators, and entrepreneurs.
We’ve initiated a certification program which leads to a license to use the name and brand. It includes training, a reading list, and mentorship. Certification is more than completing a checklist, it is about having the mindset for a collaborative, creative, and conscious approach to contracts, practice and experience in the model, and participation in a community of practitioners.
To become eligible for the next step toward certification, you must have completed a full introductory training by one of the certified trainers and to have read this book. (A full training is at least 12 hours.) See the training schedule on the site to begin the journey.
More information is here at this link.
Certification is currently offered in English, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Spanish, French, and German.