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The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

"Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special
education and early intervention programs."

2011 Symposium Resources

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Keynote Materials

Keynote Addresses
Bernie Mayer

Photo of Bernie Mayer presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

Michelle LeBaron

-- Exemplary Leadership: How Dispute Resolution Professionals Change Cultures

View a Recording of Michelle's Keynote Address!

Photo of Michelle LeBaron presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

Alexa Posny

-- Swimming "Upstream"

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Melody Musgrove

View a Recording of Melody's Presentation!

Session Materials

Concurrent Session 1

1.1

The Exemplary Wisconsin Model: An ADR System Fortified by Stakeholder Engagement

with Nissan Bar-Lev, Jane Burns, Margaret Resan, Jan Serak, Patricia Williams, Nelsinia Wroblewski
Photo of left to right: Jane Burns, Jan Serak, Nissan Bar-Lev, Margaret Resan, Patricia Williams, Nelsinia Wroblewski

1.2

21 Best Practices for Successful IEP Meetings

with Nick Martin

View a Recording of Nick's Presentation!

Photo of Nick Martin presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

1.3

Utilizing Data to Guide Compliance and Promote Dispute Resolution Effectiveness

with Ron Geiersbach, Henry Millward
Photo of Ron Geirersbach presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

1.4

Pushing the Limits: Expanding Special Education Mediation into Suspensions

with Ana Espada, Rebecca Price
Photo of Ana Espada presenting at CADRE's National SymposiumPhoto of Rebecca Price at CADRE's National Symposium

1.5

Positively Involving Parents in Their Child's Education

with Carol Bercos, Joy Bux, Priscilla Cuba
Photo of left to right: Carol Bercos, Joy Bux, Priscilla Cuba at CADRE's National Symposium

1.6

From the Art of Conflict Resolution to the Science of Conflict Resolution

with Gail Nugent, Marc Purchin
Photo of Gail NugentPhoto of Marc Purchin

1.7

Where's the Problem? An "I Spy" Experience in Dispute Resolution

with Hillary Tabor

Session 1.7 I Spy Handout

-- Session 1.7 I Spy Part B Regs

Session 1.7 Scenarios

Photo of Hillary Tabor

Concurrent Session 2

2.1

The Exemplary Iowa Model: Investing in Local-Level Dispute Resolution

with Paul Kiburz, Eric Neessen, Dee Ann Wilson
Photo of Paul Kiburz presenting at CADRE's National SymposiumPhoto of Eric Neessen at CADRE's National SymposiumPhoto of Dee Ann Wilson presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

2.2

SpedEX: Resolving Disputes in a Trust-building and Child-centered Way

with Miriam Kurtzig Freedman
Photo of Miriam Kurtzig Freedman presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

2.3

Exemplary Models of Parent Support: The Oregon r.i.s.e. IEP/Mediation Partners Program

with Karen Ripplinger, Leah Skipworth
Photo of Karen Ripplinger presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

2.4

Arbitration as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure

with James Rosenfeld
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2.5

Moving from Agony to Ecstasy with IEP Facilitation

with Susan Bruce, Mary Eaddy
Photo of Susan Bruce presenting at CADRE's National SymposiumPhoto of Mary Eaddy presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

2.6

Recent Case Law: The Good and the Not So Much

with Barbara Bateman
Photo of Barbara Bateman presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

Concurrent Session 3

3.1

The Exemplary Pennsylvania Model: Ensuring the Full-Range of Dispute Resolution Options

with Dixie Trinen, Kerry Voss Smith
Photo of Kerry Smith
Photo of Dixie Trinen presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

3.2

Positive Parent Engagement Strategies: Optimizing Play of the Team

with Mont Hibbard, Edwin Litteneker
Photo of Mont Hibbard presenting at CADRE's National SymposiumPhoto of Edwin Litteneker presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

3.3

My Powers are Beyond Your Comprehension: Hearing Officer and Mediator Training/Certification in Compliance with IDEA '04

with Jim Gerl
Photo of Jim Gerl presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

3.4

Sustainable Approaches to Power and Communication in Long Term Conflicts

with Bernie Mayer
Photo of Bernie Mayer presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

3.5

IEP Facilitation - 20 Tips and Techniques to Facilitate an Effective IEP

with Julie Gentili Armbrust
Photo of Julie Gentili Armbrust presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

3.6

Stakeholder Engagement & Building Capacity at the Local Level

with Jo Anne Blades, Sharon House, Christa Knight, Andrea Kunkel

3.7

Online Case Management and Dispute Resolution Communication

with Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed

Photo of Clare Fowler Photo of Jim Melamed presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

Concurrent Session 4

4.1

The Exemplary Oklahoma Model: Contracting with Institutions of Higher Learning

with Jo Anne Blades, Linda Jaco, Christa Knight
Photo of left to right: Jo Anne Blades, Linda Jaco, Christa Knight presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

4.2

The Role of Family Organizations in Developing & Implementing an Effective Early Intervention Dispute Resolution System

with Diana Autin, Margaret Kinsell
Photo of Diana AutinPhoto of Margaret Kinsell presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

4.3

North, South, East, West: Collaboration Works the Best

with Nathan Anderson
Photo of Nate Anderson presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

4.4

Special Education and Dispute Resolution in Times of Financial Austerity: A Discussion

with Robert Benjamin, Marshall Peter
Photo of Robert Benjamin presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
Photo of Marshall Peter
 

4.5

Putting the Puzzle Together: Moving Beyond Quantitative Due Process Hearing Data

with Tracy Gershwin Mueller
Photo of Tracy Mueller presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

4.6

Tools and Techniques for IEP Meeting Facilitation and Conflict Resolution: Balancing Diverse Teams Through the IEP Process

with Douglas Little, Joyce Little
 

4.7

The Four Ways to Assure Mediator Quality (and why none of them work)

with Michael Moffitt
Photo of Michael Moffitt presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

Concurrent Session 5

5.1

IEP/IFSP Facilitation Skill: Counter Proposal Process, A Technique to Gain Agreements

with Trisha Bergin-Lytton
Photo of Trisha Bergin-Lytton presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

5.2

Three Approaches - One Purpose: Early Dispute Resolution Strategies

with Gail Nugent, Marc Purchin, Elaine Talley
Photo of Gail Nugent presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
Photo of Elaine Talley presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
Photo of Marc Purchin presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

5.3

Resolution Meetings: The Ugly, the Bad and the Good

with Andrew Eulass, Kacey Gregson, Hillary Tabor, Dick Zeller
Photo of Kacey Gregson presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
Photo of Hillary Tabor presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
Photo of Richard Zeller presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
 
 

5.4

ADR in Special Education - How to Build Trust in a Mediation System When Distrust Abounds

with Adele Ciriacy, Jody Manning, Patricia McGinnis
 
Photo of left to right: Jody Manning, Patricia McGinnis, Adele Ciriacy presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

5.5

Ensuring Self-Determination Throughout Mediation: Ethical and Effective Practices in Screening Cases, Preparing Clients, and Avoiding Coercion

with Timothy Hedeen
Photo of Timothy Hedeen presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

5.6

The Independent Child Advocate Program: A Unique Approach to Special Education Dispute Resolution

with Carlo Rossi

5.7

What's Brewing in the Kettle: Bringing Mettle to the Mediator's Toolbox

with Anita Engiles, John Reiman
Photo of Anita Engiles at CADRE's National Symposium
Photo of John Reiman
 

Concurrent Session 6

6.1

Looking in the Rear View Mirror...Six Years of APR/SPP Data

with Dick Zeller
Photo of Dick Zeller at CADRE's National Symposium

6.2

Exemplary Practices in Preparing Parents to Participate in Mediation and IEP Facilitation

with Sharon House, Charlotte Price, Karen Thompson, Nelsinia Wroblewski
Photo of left to right: Charlotte Price, Sharon House, Karen Thompson, Nelsinia Wroblewski presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

6.3

How Apology Can Promote Exemplary Practices for Reducing Special Education Disputes

with Prudence Hutton
Photo of Prudence Hutton presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

6.4

Mediation in Okinawa?: The Challenges of Providing a Spectrum of Special Education Conflict Management Services in a Worldwide School System

with Anita Engiles, Ellen Kabcenell Wayne, Leila Peterson

6.5

Rethinking Mediation Training: Intercultural Considerations in Knowledge Transfer

with Michelle LeBaron
Photo of Michelle LeBaron presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

6.6

Leadership Challenges Affecting Special Education

with Greg Abell, Karen Hannan
Photo of Greg AbellPhoto of Karen Hannan

6.7

Resolution Options as New Practices: IEP Facilitation as Systemic Challenge

with Margaret Reed
Photo of Margaret Reed presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

Professional Development Institute - Session 1

7.1

I Have All These Skills, Now Why Don't They Just Listen?

with Sandra Blumenreich, Carole Boccumini, Jan Zager
Photo of Sandra Blumenreich presenting at CADRE's National SymposiumPhoto of Carole Boccumini presenting at CADRE's National SymposiumPhoto of Jan Zager presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
 

7.2

19 Tools for the Facilitator's Toolbox

with Nick Martin
Photo of Nick Martin presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

7.3

Trust is like the air we breathe - we don't notice it until it's gone...

with Cathy Fromme
Photo of Cathy Fromme presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

7.4

Building a Better Mousetrap, or Insights on the Design and Evaluation of Dispute Resolution Systems

with Courtney Brown, Timothy Hedeen, Dick Zeller
Photo of Courtney Brown presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
Photo of Dick Zeller at CADRE's National SymposiumPhoto of Tim Hedeen presenting at CADRE's National Symposium
 

7.5

Fostering Mediation in Culturally Diverse Populations by Understanding Techniques of Effective Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution

with Sukhsimranjit Singh
Photo of Sukhsimranjit Singh presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

7.6

Have wig, will gavel...: Conducting a Due Process Hearing & Managing the Hearing Process

with Jim Gerl
Photo of Jim Gerl presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

Professional Development Institute - Session 2

8.1

Session Cancelled

8.2

The IEP/IFSP Facilitation Process Journey, Steps from Start to Finish

with Trisha Bergin-Lytton
Photo of Trisha Bergin-Lytton presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

8.3

Maximizing Mediation: An Experienced Mediator's Favorite Techniques

with Jim Melamed
Photo of Jim Melamed presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

8.4

Effective Communication that Really Works

with Jacey Tramutt
Photo of Jacey Tramutt presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

8.5

The SEA's Responsibility for IEP/IFSP Meeting Quality - the Minnesota Approach

with Adele Ciriacy, Patricia McGinnis, Wendy Watson

8.6

Reaching for Hope: The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Empathy in Early Conflict Management

with Sarah Peyton
Photo of Sarah Peyton presenting at CADRE's National Symposium

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