Conscious Contracts

For an explanation of Conscious Contracts, please read this article:

Conscious Contracts, Bringing Purpose and Values Into Legal Documents

or visit this website:  www.conscious

Kim’s Workshop on Conscious Contracts

Alternate titles:  Integrative Contracts, Values-based Contracts, Mindful Contracts

Participants:  Designed for lawyers involved in drafting and negotiating contracts.  There can also be a mixed group including non-lawyer businesspeople.

Past Offerings:  U.S., South Africa, India, Australia, and Europe.  I’ve offered it three times to the Australian Corporate Counsel Association.

Time:  I can introduce the concept in an hour.  Ideally, it is a two-day workshop which allows for the depth that is necessary for a real application.  An introductory workshop can also be delivered in a six-hour day.

Content:   The rise of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Reinventing Organizations, and Firms of Endearment means many businesses are focused on creating values-based cultures. This workshop will discuss how lawyers can assist companies align their legal documents with their company values, creating long-term sustainable relationships in all legal documents.

Specifically this workshop explores how lawyers can assist businesses to take the vision-led and values-driven journey further into their relationships with clients, service providers, employees and partners by eschewing old style legal contracts in favor of new ones which reflect the mission, vision and values of the contracting parties.

This workshop will introduce you to the movement of conscious contracts, as well as equip you with practical and relevant tools in drafting a conscious contract. You will be supported through the process of reimagining a contract from a traditional adversarial one, to one which responds to the need of an organization to imply trying to improve the relationships your business has with its employees, its suppliers and its customers.

There are several versions of the Conscious Contracts training. I often co-lead with trainers who bring special skills.  In Spain, Alex Carrascosa and I co-created a sort of contracts gameboard for conscious contracts, based on design thinking.

"Game Board" for Contracts