The Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce Is Transforming How Families Approach Separation Through Participation in United Nations-Recognized World Creativity & Innovation Week

Connecticut, April 7, 2022 — World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) is a United Nations recognized event in its 21st year. It is celebrated between April 15, the birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci, and April 21, World Creativity and Innovation Day. April 21 is Day of Observance encouraging creativity and innovation to achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This week and day are celebrated by hundreds of organizations all over the world. In 2021, it was celebrated in 92 countries.

The focus of WCIW in 2022 is “Collaboration.”

Jennifer Luise Champagne, President of The Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (CCND), says that “Collaboration is the perfect theme for a year in which the ravages of war and disease have taken an extraordinary toll on humanity. We at CCND are dedicated to taking the war out of divorce, protecting families and children using the methods of Collaboration.”

Jill Bicks, a divorce attorney based in Westport, Connecticut explains that people who come to her office seeking legal advice are often unaware of the existence of the Collaborative Process option for their divorce or custody dispute. “I encourage all my clients to consider the Collaborative Process because I know I wouldn’t want to be told by a judge how to parent my children or to spend their college funds on a protracted and wasteful court fight.”

CCND is excited to host two public education events on April 20 and 21, 2022 as a participant in World Creativity and Innovation Week & Day, to highlight and explain the Collaborative Process to a wide Connecticut audience:

  • On April 20 at 10:30 a.m., Westport Probate Judge Lisa Wexler will be interviewing collaborative attorney/mediator Vicki Volper about Collaborative Practice on her daily radio show, The Lisa Wexler Show. The show features host monologues, guests and call-ins from listeners. The Lisa Wexler Show is on AM WICC 600 and HD2 107.3FM, or you can listen via your computer on
  • Tune in to Comcast’s Facebook page on April 21 at 2 p.m. where CCND President Jennifer Luise Champagne will moderate a panel of Collaborative Divorce professionals from around the state who will explain what Collaborative Practice is and how it works. The presentation will be posted to the CCND YouTube page and website for future public access. It will also air on Comcast Channel 23 (Danbury) the following week on Wednesday 4/27 at 9:00pm and Thursday 4/28 at 12:00pm for those who have local access.



The Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (CCND) is the statewide non-profit professional organization of Connecticut mediators and collaborative divorce practitioners. Our membership includes attorneys, mental health professionals and financial specialists. Our mission is to change the way people divorce or separate in Connecticut by reducing conflict and improving the lives of family members – especially children.