Dispute Resolution: Facilitated IEP

What is Facilitated IEP?

Facilitated IEP is a process in which a student’s IEP is developed by a collaborative team in a structured meeting. The team includes all required IEP team members who share the responsibility for the meeting process and results, and decision-making is managed with effective facilitation skills. IEP facilitation is a student-focused process in which a trained individual (facilitator) assists the IEP team in developing an IEP that provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the student. The Dispute Resolution Unit believes there are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices; knowledge of the IEP process; and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. Dispute Resolution offers Facilitated IEP training designed to teach these three components.

Facilitated IEP Trainings for 2015

Because the six regional Facilitated IEP (FIEP) trainings in the fall of 2014 were so successful, the Arizona Department of Education/Dispute Resolution Unit is happy to announce additional FIEP trainings for 2015. The two-day training is $75.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and training materials.

Who Should Attend: Any school personnel involved in a student’s IEP including special education and general education teachers, district representatives, and school psychologists. (Maximum 50 participants)

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES (check back for additional training dates):

  • February 4 – 5, 2015 – Peoria Unified School District
  • March 9-10, 2015 – Safford Unified School District
  • April 23-24, 2015 – Tempe Union High School District

Sign-in: 8:30 – 9:00
Event: 9:00 – 4:00

Registration for the above trainings is now open. Click on ADE’s Calendar of Events to register. (Advance the calendar to the training date in order to register for that training.)

Contact: Amy Dill @ 602-542-7579


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