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COVID-19 resources for special education

ADR Office Hours

Have you taken CDE’s Improving IEP Teams: Skills for Resolving Conflict training, or the IEP Facilitator training?  Do you need support in using the tools from either training?  Drop in to our Alternative Dispute Resolution Office Hours, every Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and ask your questions!  We can also support you in using the tools/skills in your virtual IEP meetings.  These office hours will run weekly from September 15, 2020-December 15, 2020.  See you there!

Want to learn facilitative skills?

Improving IEP Teams: Skills for Resolving Conflict training focuses on improving facilitative skills and creating more effective IEP meetings.

Improving IEP Teams: Skills for Resolving Conflict 

This training 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.

Register now for the Improving IEP Teams:  Skills for Resolving Conflict Training!

Dates TBD


Additional Trainings:

IEP Facilitator Training

Upcoming 2020-2021 Dates TBD

If you have attended our One-Day Improving IEP Teams: Skills for Resolving Conflict, and would like to continue your training in order to neutrally facilitate IEP meetings, sign up now! 

This training is limited to 30 participants. 


Improving IEP Teams Training

1-Day Training, up to 75 participants

Upcoming 2020-2021 Dates TBD


Improving IEP Teams Training for Advocates!

1-Day Training, up to 75 participants

Upcoming 2020-2021 Dates TBD


Please Email Mary Anne Fleury for more information on either type of training.

Specific training in your district can also be arranged.  Just email and we’ll get a date on the calendar!


Mary Anne Fleury, Ph.D.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist
Exceptional Student Services Unit
1560 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 866-6649
Email Mary Anne Fleury




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