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The First National Symposium on IEP Facilitation

Convening at
The Hilton Eugene & Conference Center
66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401

[ Full Agenda ]

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Concurrent Session One - Friday, October 28, 9:30am - 12:30pm
1.1 Moving Upstream: Facilitating the IEP Life-Cycle
with Greg Abell
1.2 IEP Internal Facilitative Leader v. External Facilitator
with Julie Gentili Armbrust
1.3 Empowering Progress: Developing a Shared Agenda for Research in IEP Facilitation
with Robert McKelvain
1.4 How to Think (and Act) Like a Mediator/Facilitator as a Special Education Director Designee
with Michael Maday
1.5 Using Conflict Resolution to Empower Educators, Empower Parents, Guarantee Due Process, Address Discrimination and Achieve Educational Goals
with Tonya Sampson-Canepa
Concurrent Session Two - Friday, October 28, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
2.1 Improving the Life of Special Education Through the IEP Process
with Sally Earnest Thrash, Cindi Jensen, Stacey Kaim
2.2 IEP Game: IEP/IFSP Participation Training
with Brenda Rogers, Linda Simpson
2.3 Statewide Parent/School Initiative to Promote School Cultural Change
with Claire Thorsen
2.4 Augmenting Face-to-Face Communication: Using Technology to Build Relationships, Create Individualized Education Programs and Resolve Disputes
with Jim Melamed
2.5 The IEP Team: Moving Beyond Mandated Collaboration
with Margaret Reed
Concurrent Session Three - Saturday, October 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3.1 Parent Participation in Wisconsin Facilitated IEPs
with Charlotte Price, Nelsinia Ramos Rojas, Don Rosin, Jan Serak, Patricia Williams
3.2 Lessons Learned: Pennsylvania's Sometimes Rocky Entrance into IEP Facilitation
with Dixie Rider, Kerry Smith
3.3 Leveling the Playing Field: IEP Facilitation as Equalizer
with Diana Autin
3.4 Expanding the Conflict Resolution Continuum: The Design and Delivery of an Effective IEP Meeting Facilitation System
with Kathy Wian
3.5 Address the Conflict, THEN Facilitate the IEP (This session was cancelled)
with Donna Chewning, James Rosenfeld
3.6 Student Leadership in IEP Planning
with Alex Berlin Bentley-Freeman, Laurie Powers
Concurrent Session Four - Saturday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
4.1 5 Years of IEP Facilitation - The Good, the Bad, and the Not so Ugly
with Marie-Anne Aghazadian, Fran Fletcher, Elizabeth Siemanowski, Martha Toomey
4.2 Taking the Third Side via RESPECT: Building the Skills to be Facilitative Participants in IEP Team Meetings
with Linda Appleby, Greg Buntz, Dedie Thompson, Dee Ann Wilson
4.3 Independent Special Education Advocates and IEP Facilitation: Challenges and Opportunities
with Candace Cortiella, Jamie Ruppmann, Diane Willcutts
4.4 Improved Strategies for IFSP/IEP Facilitation and Promotion of Parent Advocacy
with Ruai Gregory, Sabrina Mauer Halpren, Carol Snead, Liz Twombly, Dawn Williams
4.5 Into The Heart of Conflict: Ten Paths to Transformation and Transcendence
with Kenneth Cloke
4.6 IDEA, NCLB and IEP: How Does It All Fit Together?
with Cynthia Bryant
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