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To review the session handout(s), click on the icon below: Claire Thorsen Session 2.3 - Presentation.ppt Presenter: Claire Thorsen , Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN The concept of facilitated IEP meetings emerged in Indiana about three years ago. Since that time, steady progress has been made in weaving it into school districts with the longer term goal of making facilitated meetings a part of each school’s culture. The first part of this session will offer a model for determining the benefits of making FIEP training and implementation...

Student advocates and public agencies alike have spent vast resources on ensuring families have access to IDEA dispute resolution options. As the U.S. Department of Education turns from compliance to results measurement, we shift our focus to ensure that dispute resolution results in meaningful outcomes for our students. Moderators will present examples of student centered corrective actions used in the District of Columbia and discuss the mutual benefits to the student and school system. Moderators will lead the group in a discussion to develop corrective actions that may result from State...

To review the session handout(s), click on the icon below: Laurie Powers Session 3.6 - Presentation.ppt Presenters: Alex Berlin Bentley-Freeman , My Life Participant, Laurie Powers , Portland State University , Portland, OR How are students engaged in IEP planning? What validated practices can be used to promote their involvement and leadership? We will discuss research findings related to student involvement in educational and transition planning, highlighting approaches for preparing and supporting youth to assume leadership roles.

How are students engaged in IEP planning? What validated practices can be used to promote their involvement and leadership? We will discuss research findings related to student involvement in educational and transition planning, highlighting approaches for preparing and supporting youth to assume leadership roles.

Power is one of the two main currencies in conflict, communication is the other. It’s not whether people use power in conflict, but how that determines a course of a dispute. When people are involved in enduring conflicts, finding a way to use power constructively, effectively, and sustainably is essential to how a dispute unfolds over time. Along with developing effective approaches to the use of power, helping disputants find their most effective voice and developing durable channels of communication is a second key challenge for mediators and disputants alike. In this workshop, we will...

As educators, parents and community members, we need to address equity issues on a personal as well as an intellectual level and authentically dive into issues of race, class, gender and other forms of bias that affect teaching, student learning and student achievement. In this session you will be able to: Develop a deeper personal awareness of what get’s in the way of our leadership for us to lead for equitable outcomes for our students. Deepen our understanding of our current context around race, racism, racial achievement disparities and other forms of institutionalized barriers. Dive...

To review the session handout(s), click on the icon below: DeeAnn Wilson Session 4.2 - Presentation.pdf DeeAnn Wilson Session 4.2 - Handout.doc Presenters: Linda Appleby , Parent Coordinator, Parent Educator Connection Program, Sioux City, IA Greg Buntz , Conflict Resolution Center of Iowa, LLC (CRCI), Grinnell, IA Dedie Thompson , Parent Coordinator, Parent Educator Connection Program, Storm Lake, IA Dee Ann Wilson , Bureau of Children, Family and Community Services, Des Moines, IA Different perspectives are encouraged in IEP team meetings. What happens when we can't reach consensus...

Different perspectives are encouraged in IEP team meetings. What happens when we can't reach consensus regarding a student's program? An IEP team member can use "third party" or facilitative skills to help the team address and meaningfully resolve differences even when she or he is not formally designated as the meeting facilitator. In this session we will explain how to do that, and how we in Iowa train team members to think and act like third parties through a program we call RESPECT.

Presenters: Jim Melamed , CADRE and Mediate.com, Eugene, OR Philip Moses , CADRE, Eugene, OR CADRE has created the “CADRE Continuum of Processes and Practices,” which describes ADR practices in terms of both discrete categories and multiple dimensions. This work is relevant to the general mapping and development of the ADR field in special education. Join us to review CADRE’s work and to assist in extending this approach by identifying additional helpful continua. We will also consider how dimensional thinking, as opposed to mutually exclusive "either/or" categorization can be applied to...

CADRE has created the “CADRE Continuum of Processes and Practices,” which describes ADR practices in terms of both discrete categories and multiple dimensions. This work is relevant to the general mapping and development of the ADR field in special education. Join us to review CADRE’s work and to assist in extending this approach by identifying additional helpful continua. We will also consider how dimensional thinking, as opposed to mutually exclusive "either/or" categorization can be applied to aspects of mediator practice and style. Ultimately, the goal is to provide consumers and referral...

True leaders empower others; advocates empower parents; parents empower students; and students empower one another to be leaders. It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes all of us working together to create the best communities where we all live, love and work together. Treva and Jenny are parents of adult children with disabilities who graduated high school with general education diplomas, employees of disability organizations, and parent leaders in a newly formed local organization where the goal is to empower the next generation. Treva's a certified mediator, and Jenny's an...

Presenter: Dudley Weeks , Trainer, Mediator and Consultant, Great Cacapon, WV An overview of a conflict intervention process that goes far beyond Traditional Mediation. Using The Partnership LifeSkills, the Process empowers conflict parties not only to deal with immediate conflicts, but also to improve their overall relationship for the future.

An overview of a conflict intervention process that goes far beyond Traditional Mediation. Using The Partnership LifeSkills, the Process empowers conflict parties not only to deal with immediate conflicts, but also to improve their overall relationship for the future.

This session will review basic components of an effective IEP meeting. It will elaborate on facilitation skills and apply them to traditional IEP meetings. It will review facilitation techniques for dealing with difficult dynamics and give participants an opportunity to apply new knowledge to current IEP meetings. Participants will have an opportunity to share their IEP meeting experiences and explore the possibility of using both internal and external meeting facilitators.

This session will review basic components of an effective IEP meeting. It will elaborate on facilitation skills and apply them to traditional IEP meetings. It will review facilitation techniques for dealing with difficult dynamics and give participants an opportunity to apply new knowledge to current IEP meetings. Participants will have an opportunity to share their IEP meeting experiences and explore the possibility of using both internal and external meeting facilitators.

This session will review basic components of an effective IEP meeting. It will elaborate on facilitation skills and apply them to traditional IEP meetings. It will review facilitation techniques for dealing with difficult dynamics and give participants an opportunity to apply new knowledge to current IEP meetings. Participants will have an opportunity to share their IEP meeting experiences and explore the possibility of using both internal and external meeting facilitators.

This innovative, thought provoking and informative interactive presentation provides information about the philosophy behind an IEP/IFSP facilitation style in which the facilitator acts as a guardian of team collaboration and provides support to the IEP/IFSP Chairperson. Participants will review what IEP/IFSP facilitation is and its purpose. During this presentation, participants will: Recognize the styles of facilitation with associated characteristics and actions. Explore the qualifications, skills and competencies of an IEP/IFSP Facilitator. Investigate the responsibilities of the IEP/IFSP...

Disputes are typically first seen by educators and parents at the local level. Over the past 15 years, more than 600 people have completed various dispute resolution trainings throughout Iowa. This has resulted in a strong statewide culture of early dispute prevention and resolution has resulted in very low numbers of complaints and due process requests. This session will provide participants with a summary of Iowa’s efforts to engage parents and train educators in resolving disagreements collaboratively as well as discuss the possibilities for future improvements.

This will be an interactive session with participants. Each presenter will discuss aspects of contracting dispute resolution services and benefits and challenges from their own perspective.

In 2005, Kerry Smith and Dixie Trinen presented Lessons Learned: Pennsylvania’s Sometimes Rocky Entrance into IEP Facilitation at the CADRE conference. Fast forward five years and they are honored to be back, discussing Pennsylvania as an exemplar state for dispute resolution. But the work goes on: Pennsylvania is a 7 Pak member, a large state with a large child count and a large number of due process requests annually (approximately 800). Managing the large number of due process requests while simultaneously championing early dispute resolution options will continue to be the challenge...

Wisconsin was profiled by CADRE as an exemplary dispute resolution system in 2010. The WI Dept of Public Instruction (WDPI) has historically engaged stakeholders in the planning, design and management of its dispute resolution system, including for the WI Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS). WSEMS partners and staff will provide an overview of WSEMS, including: intake process using an impartial system administrator; Wisconsin Stakeholder Council, stakeholder outreach and training initiatives; culturally relevant efforts; roster of neutrals; system evaluation; and an overview of...

What, if anything, reasonably provides mediation consumers with confidence about the quality of mediators’ services? The expansion and maturation of mediation as a practice has understandably (and laudably) led many to begin to focus attention on questions of quality assurance. Those who care about mediation might wisely look to other practices or professions for indicators of what mechanisms are most effective. Why are we confident that the doctor we have chosen will not be lousy? The lawyer? The plumber? The tattoo artist? It turns out that, regardless of the context, whatever confidence we...

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