Thursday, August 29, 2024 (Indianapolis)
Friday, August 30, 2024 (Merrillville)
Presenters: Julie J. Weatherly, Esq. and Dr. Timothy S. Havard

The IEP Technical Assistance (TA) Center is pleased to announce participant registration for the LEArn and LEAd Leadership: IEP Meeting Facilitation and Legal Compliance. LEArn and LEAd is a professional learning opportunity offered at no cost for local education agency (LEA) representatives and special education teachers.

Participants will attend a full-day training program with suggested tools and strategies that can assist LEA Representatives in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities. These responsibilities include ensuring that all IEP Team members are provided the opportunity for meaningful participation and input; using effective visual tools and other strategies for keeping IEP meetings on track, particularly when legal mishaps (“Critical Action Times” (“CATs”) occur; preventing, intervening and resolving potential conflict; addressing difficult behaviors and conversations effectively; and, as a result, ensuring that an overall organized, efficient and legally compliant meeting occurs. Through the provision of sample process management tools and an IEP meeting demonstration, it is the LEArn and LEAd goal that participants will take away immediate ideas and tools they can use in IEP meetings, along with improved knowledge and skills to support effective collaboration between parents and school staff, while also avoiding misunderstandings, distrust and anxiety that can often result in special education legal disputes..

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Audience:  Public Agency Representatives, District Administrators, Building Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Related Service Providers

Indianapolis - The Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport is offering a limited number of rooms at the reduced rate of $139 for the night of August 28. To reserve your room, please call (317) 856-6200 or visit online here.

Merrillville - The Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville is offering a limited number of rooms at the reduced rate of $155 for the night of August 29. To reserve your room, please call (219) 769-7100 or visit online here.

Schedule:  Check-in:  8am (local)  |  Workshop:  8:30am - 3:30pm (local)

Cost:  This training is offered at not cost to participants.  

Meals:  On your own

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Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
LEArn and LEAd Fall 2024 - Indianapolis 08-29-2024 8:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
LEArn and LEAd Fall 2024 - Merrillville 08-30-2024 8:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free