CADRE, in partnership with the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education and the Connecticut State Education Resource Center (SERC), supported a two-day IEP Facilitation Training March, 2013 with Joyce and Doug Little, founders and lead trainers of Key2Ed. Trainees included representatives from six State Education Agencies who are involved with IEP facilitation programs, and CADRE staff.

Objectives for the training included:

  • Learning about the role of an impartial facilitator
  • Learning about the IEP facilitation process
  • Acquiring essential IEP facilitation skills and effective meeting management strategies
  • Practicing facilitating in role play settings

Portions of this training were recorded and are available for viewing by clicking on the video clip(s) below. (Note: For faster viewing, open the video in YouTube by clicking on the YouTube logo in the bottom right hand corner of the video player)

These videos have been recorded by CADRE with permission of Key2Ed, Inc. strictly for personal, non-commercial, educational purposes. All intellectual property, including but not limited to, memoranda, notes, lists, writings, slides, materials and documents embodied in these videos, as well as the trademarks, symbols, logos and designs are the exclusive property of Key2Ed. Reproduction and use of the proprietary items without Key2Ed’s prior written consent is strictly prohibited. By accessing these videos, you agree and accept these terms of use.


Video Clips #1-3

What is IEP Meeting Facilitation and its Purpose

Meeting Functions and Roles

Stages of a Discussion & Tools for Building Agreement

Video Clips #4-6

Dimensions of Success

Facilitative Behaviors

Strategic Moments

Video Clips #7-9

Setting up for Success

Room Arrangements

Video Clips #10-12

Follow Through & Action Planning

The Importance of Acknowledgements

Listening as an Ally
Video Clips #13-15

Ladder of Inference

Reconciling Differences: Issues, Positions and Interests

Guidelines for Reconciling Differences
Video Clip #16

Encouraging Others to Listen as Allies

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