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Facilitation Tutor Core Skills Program (2024-2025) (Online PD)
Facilitating the IEP Process Capacity Building





Enrollment in this Region 4 professional development event verifies the participant has been provided access to the Facilitation Tutor Core Skills Program online course by Ingrid Bens. The Facilitation Tutor Core Skills Program has been designed to teach the essential skills you need to become an effective group facilitator. Access to this online course is an ideal introduction for those who are unfamiliar with facilitation. It is also an excellent refresher of technique for those who have been facilitating for some time.

  • The program is organized into ten lessons.
  • Each lesson isolates a single, important technique.
  • Interactive exercises and structured practice activities make the lesson engaging.
  • Each lesson is supported by downloadable workbook pages.
  • Each participant has unlimited access for six months.
  • A final test allows learners to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Participants in the Facilitation Tutor Core Skills Program will review:

  • The concept of facilitation, it’s purpose and underlying beliefs.
  • An overview of the foundational content/process model.
  • The five core practices of facilitation.
  • The boundaries of neutrality.
  • A clear structure for beginning any facilitated session.
  • How norming can create and maintain a positive meeting climate.
  • The purpose and importance of flipchart note taking.
  • Techniques for intervening to redirect member behaviors.
  • The hidden reasons that meetings falter.
  • Specific set of steps for taking the pulse and restoring group order.
  • Various ways that groups can make decisions and clarifies whether they unite or divide group members.
  • Situations in which each approach is applicable.
  • What facilitators do to effectively end facilitated discussions.
  • A variety of ways to bring closure.
  • Strategies to avoid poor follow-through.

Access to the Facilitation Tutor Core Skills Program online course has been provided by Region 4 Special Education Department as a part of capacity building for Individualized Educational Program (IEP) Facilitation.



Important Session Information:



Participants who enroll through this Region 4 Education Service Center course will be provided an electronic link and individual login to The Facilitation Tutor Core Skills Program by Ingrid Bens. Participants who complete the online course will receive a certificate of completion generated by the system upon completion of the online exam by Facilitation Tutor. Enrollment in this Region 4 escWorks event is for verification of access. Participants will be emailed a weblink and individual login access to the online course. Access to this course has been made available through federal and state grant funds for Facilitating the IEP Process Capacity Building. If you have questions, please contact April Thomas at april.thomas@esc4.net.

T-TESS/T-PESS:
Dimension 2.3: Communication, Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor and Ethics, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Domain 1 – Strong School Leadership and Planning

Registration for this session begins at 12:00 AM on Sunday, September 1, 2024
Session ID:
1833395
Credits Available:
(3) Clock Hours
(3) CPE
Contact Person:
April Thomas
Registration Fee:
$0.00
(* No Charge)
Instructor(s):
Audience:
Campus/District Administrators, Directors, Education Service Center Specialists, Educational Diagnosticians, Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, Special Education Administrators, Speech Language Pathologists, Supervisors/Coordinators
Subscription Length Location
30 Days Online
Subscription Length:
30 Days
Location:
Online


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Region 4 Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096                                                        
713.462.7708 | PHONE

Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in August of 2024

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