Big CADRE Conference Coming This Fall

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As I have previously mentioned the 2011 Jim Gerl Special Education Law Tour will be coming to Eugene Oregon next month.  The CADRE Conference is highly anticipated.  Many of the "usual suspects" in special education dispute resolution will gather there.  I'll be presenting two sessions there.  One will involve the possible certification of and the training of IDEA hearing officers and mediators.  The other will be a professional development session that will be a hearing officer training. 

The other components of the conference will be of interest to mediators, dispute resolution coordinators, hearing officers, complaint investigators, monitors, professors, and others with an interest in dispute resolution in special education.  Here is some of the official language regarding the conference:

"Showcasing Exemplary Practices: The Fifth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education".  This event will bring together individuals who are interested in resolving disputes in a non-adversarial manner and building collaborative relationships that will lead to better educational programs for students with disabilities.  This is the first national symposium on the topic since 2006! 
The Symposium Faculty is a highly regarded group of special education dispute resolution professionals from throughout the United States.  CADRE is delighted to announce that two of the seminal thinkers in the field, Bernie Mayer, Professor at the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University, Michelle LeBaron, Professor of Law & Director of Dispute Resolution at the University of British Columbia, will deliver both keynote addresses and concurrent sessions.   Additionally, Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and Melody Musgrove, Director of OSEP at the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver featured talks.

The Symposium is being held October 26-28, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon at the Valley River Inn.  You can find more information available including the full program agenda, individual concurrent sessions, Symposium Faculty, and the keynote speakers here:

Please feel free to contact CADRE if you have any questions.   As a reminder, CADRE does not convene an annual conference. This is their first since 2006 and our last for several years.

The program agenda includes a number of sessions directed mediators, facilitators, and other dispute resolution practitioners, including:

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