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Communicating With Parent Advocates: How to Avoid IEP Meeting Missteps and Foster Collaborative Relationships

Price: $250.00

Presented by Chip Fair

IEP meetings can take on an adversarial tone as the result of just one poor interaction between school staff and parent advocates. Basic communication missteps can lead to severed relationships, costly litigation for your district and subpar outcomes for students with disabilities. With extensive parent advocate training, mediator Chip Fair guides IEP team members through the miscommunication pitfalls IEP meetings present.

Beginning with explanation of the advocate’s role and the strategies that advocates commonly employ, you then learn insightful techniques to more readily effect positive communication, diffuse difficult situations that arise in meetings, and steer clear of common trouble areas.

This interactive training session will empower you and your IEP team members to:

  • Understand the dynamics of the problem IEP meeting and the people who help create it
  • Facilitate a meeting that becomes seemingly impossible
  • Detect others’ hidden agendas and address strong-willed individuals
  • Know how -- and when -- to take a stand
  • Unite all IEP team meeting stakeholders with a common focus -- the student
  • And more!

(2015. CD. 90 min. Product Code: 3801.100715. S/H: $5.50)

(Printed materials included. CDs must be prepaid. No returns on CDs.)

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