The Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce (WIPCOD) was founded in 1978

by a group of Family Court professionals in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  WIPCOD organized during a period of legislative changes that altered how families interacted with the family courts.

As families increasingly rely on family court services, WIPCOD is dedicated to bringing professionals together to foster on-going learning and growth.  This ultimately leads to better services for families involved in this system.

WIPCOD is comprised of professionals from several different fields. From mediators and mental health professionals, to judges and lawyers, all of our members share a common desire to help our clients deal with the changes in their families.


WIPCOD Presents:



April 28 and April 29, 2022
Featuring Keynote Speakers
Rebecca Stahl, J.D., Alonzo Kelly, M.A., Marcia Kline Pruett, Ph.D., and Kyle Pruett, M.D.

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LEARNING objectives

WIPCOD, helping to ensure that professionals working in Family Court  have access to advanced continuing education, led by experts in the field.


The 46th annual Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce (WIPCOD) Spring Conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center Wisconsin Dells, on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29, 2022.  We are pleased to announce Rebecca Stahl, J.D., Alonzo Kelly, M.A., Marcia Kline Pruett, Ph.D., and Kyle Pruett, M.D. as our 2022 keynote speakers. 

Rebecca Stahl is an innovative family law attorney, researcher, and educator who has dedicated her career to making the legal process less difficult for families.  Alonzo Kelly is a dynamic executive coach, educator, author, and radio host who focuses on leadership development and strategic planning/goal achievement on an individual/organizational level.  Ms. Stahl and Mr. Kelly’s workshop will assist WIPCOD participants in developing critical thinking skills, as well as trauma and culturally informed skills when interviewing child clients. 

Marcia Kline Pruett is an esteemed clinical psychologist, mediator, consultant, researcher, educator, and author whose work has promoted healthy family development during key life transitions, especially how it relates to child development, conflict resolution, and parent inclusiveness.  Kyle Pruett is a pioneering psychiatrist, researcher, educator, author, and media personality who is an expert in child development and family relationships, and child/father relationships.  Marcia Kline Pruett and Kyle Pruett’s workshop will focus on the newest science on children’s mental health in the context of current trends affecting families, including COVID, the rising rates of anxiety, hospitalizations, gender identity, the role of resilience and limitations to attachment theory, and the (mis)use of medication.  (Please go to for further information regarding our esteemed speakers’ workshops).

Each year the WIPCOD organization offers minimally 5 scholarships for individuals involved in Family Court Services, mediation, custody evaluations, Guardian ad Litems, domestic violence counselors, mental health counselors, psychologists, judges, court commissioners, and graduate students in the above related fields.  The scholarships will cover the registration fee of $300 for professionals and $100 for students.  This includes course materials and lunch for both days.

Those interested in applying for these scholarships should:

1. Hold a position in Family Court Services, family law, mediation, domestic violence or similar responsibilities, or be a full time graduate student at an accredited university in the areas of social work, law, counseling, or a related field.

2. Not previously attended the WIPCOD Spring Conference.

3. Write a letter of application expressing why you are interested in the scholarship.Please include a brief explanation of your professional position/professional background, and other related experiences.Email the letter to:  You may also send/mail your letter to:  Paul H. Schroth, Outagamie County Family Court Services, 320 S. Walnut St., Appleton, WI 54911.

4. Please include your mailing address, email address, and daytime telephone number in the body of the letter.

Deadline for submission of the application is March 1, 2022.  For questions, call Paul at (920) 832-5197.

Register and pay for the conference using your paypal account or a major credit card


Please NOTE, Registration will CLOSE for 2021 on Wed. April 28, 2021 at 9PM

Questions regarding registration can be emailed to or call Vicki K. at 262-548-7287

*Even if paying with credit card, click on the paypal button-all registrants needs to click on the payPal button-to confirm your registration.


aPRIL 27 AND 28, 2023

aPRIL 25 AND 26, 2024

aPRIL 24 AND 25, 2025

APRIL 23 AND 24, 2026



In memory of Steve Bolda (1958-2011), WIPCOD offers a number of scholarships every year in memory of Steve Bolda.  Steve was a longtime board member of WIPCOD and employed by Dodge County Family Court Services for 24 years both as a mediator and later as director.  Steve was skilled at putting people at ease and worked with many families over the span of his thirty + year career.  He had an infectious smile and an unforgettable grin.  Steve was always willing to take time to talk with people and he enjoyed taking on challenges. 

Steve lived life to the fullest as he enjoyed his family, golf, softball, fishing, camping, boating and music.  He was dedicated to the WIPCOD goal of professional networking to foster ongoing learning and growth in their careers.  We are honored to offer these scholarships to continue this tradition of educating and connecting people.  


In honor of Steve’s commitment to providing excellent, low-cost and cutting edge educational experiences for graduate students and professionals assisting families through family court, we proudly offer scholarships to first time attendees. These awards cover conference registration fees, materials for the conference, lunch, snacks and even complimentary appetizers during the Thursday evening social hour.

To honor Steve's commitment to providing excellent, low-cost, and cutting edge educational experiences for graduate students and professionals assisting families through family court, we proudly offer the Steve Bolda Memorial Scholarship which covers registration fees for first time conference attendees.

Special notice regarding the Steve Bolda Memorial Scholarships for the 2021 WIPCOD Spring Conference (Thursday, April 29th and April 30th): All scholarships for the 2021 spring conference have already been awarded to last years' recipients due to unexpected cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference. For any questions regarding our scholarship program, including how to apply for a Steve Bolda Memorial Scholarship for the 2022 WIPCOD Spring Conference, please contact Paul H. Schroth, the WIPCOD Scholarship Sub-Committee Chairperson, at or (920) 832-5197. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.