The Mediator Classification Index (MCI) is designed to assist in understanding the approach or style a mediator tends to use during the mediation process. The MCI is a valuable tool which you may ask prospective mediators to complete as part of the mediator selection process. This is also a valuable tool for mediator self-examination.
A Tale of Two Conversations
These two videos, which were developed by the Office for Dispute Resolution http://odr-pa.org/ in Pennsylvania, feature Dixie Trinen and Suzanne McDougall. The first video shows an example of two people having a difficult conversation using poor communication skills. The second video shows how the same conversation can be conducted in a way that leads to significantly enhanced communication (both require Adobe Flash player , a free download). We recommend that you view the "Listening" video and "Understanding Positions & Interests" video in our "Working Together" suite of resources before...
(Study Guide videos on this page are captioned through YouTube. Non-captioned videos may be accessed at Study Guide 2 .) Introduction All of our relationships can benefit from reflecting on and improving how we communicate. This Study Guide offers keys for more effective communication and problem solving approaches and skills. It provides opportunities for you to reflect on how you communicate now and what you could do differently. “A Tale of Two Conversations” is a two-part video showing actors playing a parent of a child with special needs and a school administrator. The meeting was...
(Captioned versions of these materials are available only through YouTube videos. These may be accessed at the main Study Guide page.) Introduction All of our relationships can benefit from reflecting on and improving how we communicate. This Study Guide offers keys for more effective communication and problem solving approaches and skills. It provides opportunities for you to reflect on how you communicate now and what you could do differently. “A Tale of Two Conversations” is a two-part video showing actors playing a parent of a child with special needs and a school administrator. The...
AC - Resolving Concerns About Your Child's Special Education
AJE - Facilitated IEP Meetings (PowerPoint)
AJE - List of Workshops and Trainings
AJE - Parents Rights Under IDEA
AK - Special Education Handbook
AZ - FIEP Info and Resources: Training
AZ - FIEP Training Packet
AZ - Resolution Session Training PowerPoint
BIE - Introduction to Procedural Safeguards
BIE - Resolution Session and Due Process Hearing Procedures in Special Education - Due Process Hearing Officer Manual (2007)
This manual is designed as an educational tool for understanding and resolving conflict. It offers state-of-the-art thinking in dispute resolution applied to special education situations. Written in an easy-to-understand, illustrated and jargon-free format, it is designed both for stand-alone reading and to be used as part of workshop groups. The manual is 135 pages and depending upon your internet speed may take a moment to load. The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. Pat Evenson-Brady for her continuous support of this project, and Jim Melamed, J.D., whose gentle suggestions were pivotal...
CT - Principles of Mediation Brochure (Part C)
DC - OSSE Dispute Resolution Processes Parent Training
DREDF - Special Education: Basics and Beyond
ECAC - IDEA and the SPED Process in NC
ECAC - Working It Out: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bienvenidos a la presentación de CADRE sobre el entendimiento de las posturas y los intereses. CADRE, como quizás usted sepa, es el Centro Nacional de Asistencia Técnica para la Resolución de las Disputas en la Educación Especial. Nuestro objetivo es el de asistir al público a entender mejor una alternativa constructiva para la negociación de las posturas.