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Turning Conflict into Positive Outcomes with CADRE (The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education)
Special Guest Presenter: Melanie J. Reese, Ph. D., CADRE
(The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education)

In this web training, participants will explore effective ways to navigate through conflict by learning the importance of framing a conflict event, identifying underlying interests, and other collaborative communication skills. Participants will have an opportunity to self-reflect on their conflict styles and biases as they learn skills and strategies for effectively managing conflict. For nearly 20 years, the National Center for Dispute Resolution in Special Education, CADRE, has provided a wealth of materials and resources to help understand and work through conflicts that may arise between parents and their children’s schools. Applicable resources for parents will be shared with the attendees.

If you have questions about our statewide or collaborative webinar series, please contact Meagan Sanders at msandersprn@sbcglobal.net.

Partners Resource Network is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information Centers - PATH, PEN and TEAM. Texas PTI’s are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

To learn more about our free services to parents of children with disabilities, please visit our website at http://prntexas.org/ or call us at 1.800.866.4726

Oct 22, 2019 12:15 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Melanie Reese, Ph.D.
Director @National Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)
Dr. Melanie Reese joined the National Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) as Director in October 2017 after having served as the Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the Idaho Department of Education's Special Education Department since 2010. In that time, she helped grow Idaho’s facilitation program into a thriving and valuable option for Idaho’s districts and parents. Additionally, she oversaw the state's mediation, state complaint and due process hearing processes where she worked closely with Idaho's Parent Training and Information Center and Local Educational Agencies. As professor emeritus (Boise State University, 2009), Dr. Reese remains active in the academic community and is the co-author of two successful textbooks in conflict and mediation studies. Dr. Reese currently sits on Boise State University’s Dispute Resolution Graduate Advisory Board and is a member of their graduate teaching faculty. In addition to her career as a university profess