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Bringing in an impartial facilitator to an IEP meeting can promote effective communication and assist the IEP team in developing a plan focused on the student’s needs.

This training will help you:


tudent-focused IEP meetings where an unbiased facilitator keeps the team focused on development of the IEP and ensures everyone at the table has a voice.


your team to work through conflicts and ensure the participation of each IEP team member.


your staff to work as a cohesive team of teachers, administrators, counselors, and specialty staff to ensure the success of the IEP meeting’s goals and future results.

Find answers you need to know, such as:

  • What are the most common factors leading to challenging IEP meetings and how can they be managed in the most respectful and effective ways?
  • Is it better to use a facilitator that is school-based or a neutral trained facilitator?

Discover new perspectives, skills, and research-based resources:

  • Review the key benefits of facilitated IEP meetings.
  • Identify the needed facilitator expertise.
  • Understand critical communication skills for effective facilitation.
  • Evaluate critical process strategies.
  • Discover valuable strategies for challenging IEP situations.

Expand your toolbox:

  • Analyze the components of IEP satisfaction including procedural, psychological and substantive elements.
  • Review pre-IEP planning and preparation.
  • Complete a rubric to evaluate your listening skills.
  • Participate in interactive exercises focused on developing appropriate questions and neutralizing emotionally charged language.

Training customization:

Stetson & Associates can customize every training to fit your needs and has been doing so for over 700 districts for more than 30 years.

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