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Improving IEP Teams: Skills for Resolving Conflict

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Family, School and Community Partnering, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

Face-to-Face format. Improving IEP Teams:  Skills for Resolving Conflict
Face-to-Face format

Improving IEP Teams: Skills for Resolving Conflict is designed for anyone who attends IEP meetings. All IEP team members can benefit from learning dynamic facilitative skills to move beyond conflict. Because parents and educators may not share identical perceptions of the child or goals for the student and because their roles in the child’s life as parent and professional are dissimilar, disputes are inevitable and normal. Facilitative skills are helpful every day, at every meeting, and before disagreements become disputes.

This workshop is for any IEP team member interested in improving the IEP team process, including special education directors and coordinators, parents, parent advocates, special education teachers, general education teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, and other related service providers.

Skills and knowledge taught in the six-hour Improving IEP Teams workshop include:

  • IDEA: Terminology and Fundamentals
  • Productive Meetings:  Tools and Processes
  • Conflict:  What causes it and tools to work through it.
  • Group Dynamics:  Eliminating minder chatter and creating the space for change.
  • Invaluable Tools: Understanding interests, strategic questions, and listening techniques.
  • Critical Skills: Creating connections, understanding resistance and resources, and consensus.


Event Date and Time

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (All day)


UNC Lowry
1059 Alton Way
Denver, Colorado


6 hours of training will be awarded following the training. 

Professional development events offers a certificate

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