Facilitated IEP Meetings
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.