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 FIEP training is $75.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and training materials. Sign-in is from 8:30 – 9:00. The Training runs from 9:00 – 4:00

Host a Facilitated IEP Training and your school can send five participants at no cost. Contact Amy Dill at the number below for more information.

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) Click on ADE’s Calendar of Events to register. (Advance the calendar to the training date in order to register for that training.)

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

  • July 14-15, 2015 – Liberty Elementary School District/Freedom Elementary School, 22150 W. Sundance Parkway South, Buckeye, AZ 85326
  • September 17-18, 2015 – Arizona Department of Education – Jefferson Building, 1535 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 – 3rd floor
  • October 5-6, 2015 – Mesa Public Schools/Student Services Center, 1025 N. Country Club Road, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Contact: Amy Dill @ 602-542-7579


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