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2021.12.02 NYACP 2021 Annual Business Meeting and Training
Thursday, December 02, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
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12:30PM - 1:00PM - Virtual Business Meeting and Networking Lunch
1:00PM - 5:00PM - Dignity Model Workshop by Donna Hicks, Ph.D
Moderated by Melissa B. Goodstein, Esq. and Nancy Kaye Kirsch, CFP, CDFA, RIA, MBA

NYACP Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $150.00


Please join us for our 2021 Annual Business Meeting and Training!  We will be meeting virtually again this year out of an abundance of safety concerns for our members, and so that everyone, everywhere can join together.  We will convene at 12:30pm on Zoom for our Annual Business Meeting and enjoy a virtual networking lunch. Then we will hear from our renowned speaker, Donna Hicks, Ph.D.. 

Dignity Model Workshop by Donna Hicks, Ph.D

The need has never been more urgent for people in leadership positions to be educated in matters related to dignity.  The desire to be treated as something of value is universal; it is our highest common denominator.  At the same time, we are all vulnerable to having our dignity violated, creating conflicts wherever human beings cluster—in families, communities, in the workplace and among nations.  It is one of the root causes of conflict, yet it is rarely addressed when attempting to manage and negotiate a resolution to disputes.  How can something so fundamental to the human experience have been neglected for so long?   In this training for Collaborative Divorce Professionals, participants will be introduced to the basic building blocks of the Dignity Model, an approach to understanding the role dignity plays in our lives and relationships.  The session will then explore how it could be applied to the collaborative divorce process, and to how it can be applied to how we function in our collaborative team of financial, mental health and law professionals. 

The workshop format will include an interactive presentation of the Dignity Model, small group activities as well as experiential components.  Two practical and useful skills will be introduced (acknowledgment and giving and receiving feedback) and will be practiced in break-out sessions. 


12:30PM - 1:00PM
NYACP Virtual Business Meeting and Networking Lunch

1:00PM – 2:15PM
Introduction to the Dignity with Q&A

2:15PM - 2:25PM

2:25PM – 3:45PM
Dignity Skill #1: Giving and Receiving Feedback

3:45PM - 3:55PM

3:55PM – 4:45PM
Dignity Skill #2: Practicing Acknowledgment

4:45PM – 5:00PM

4 CLE Credits and CFP Credits (pending) will be available.

Donna Hicks, Ph.D

Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.  She facilitated dialogues in numerous unofficial diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Libya and Syria. She was a consultant to the BBC in Northern Ireland where she co-facilitated a television series, Facing the Truth, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.   She has taught courses in conflict resolution at Harvard, Clark, and Columbia Universities and conducts trainings seminars in the US and abroad on dignity leadership training and on the role dignity plays in resolving conflict.  She consults to corporations, schools, churches, and non-governmental organizations. Her book, Dignity:  It’s Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, was published by Yale University Press in 2011.  Her second book, Leading with DignityHow to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People, was published by Yale University Press in August 2018.

Contact Donna at [email protected]

Thank you to our 2021 Annual Meeting Lunch Sponsor!