Serving on Groups – Opportunities to Get Involved & Types of Groups (Parts 1 & 2)

Serving on Groups - Opportunities to Get Involved & Types of Groups (Parts 1 & 2)

21sep12:00 pm1:00 pmServing on Groups - Opportunities to Get Involved & Types of Groups (Parts 1 & 2)More Information12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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Do you want to join or become more involved in a committee or council, but are not sure where to begin or which group would be a good fit for you? Do you wonder what the different functions are of decision-making groups and what the members’ roles are within these groups? Serving on Groups is a nationally recognized leadership tool that empowers parents to actively and fully participate in decision-making groups. Sections 1 & 2 will introduce you to decision-making groups, offer suggestions on how to get involved, and cover the different functions of various groups.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about shared decision making, why it’s important, and how to fully participate in that process within a group.
  • Participants will gain access to tools for selecting groups that best fit their interests and time available.
  • Participant will learn about the functions of 6 different types of groups and the roles of their members.

Presenter: Jan Serak is the Director of Serak Consulting Services, LLC, where she contracts with nonprofit organizations to provide Board training, interim nonprofit management, curriculum development, and other services. Prior to her retirement, she was the founder and CEO of WI FACETS. She was a founder and the Parent Partner of the WI Special Education Mediation System. Jan has served on many Boards, including National PLACE, Autism Society of America; Autism Society of SE WI and Autism Society of WI; the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE). She also served on the WI State Superintendent’s Council on Exceptional Education, WI Governor’s Read to Lead Task Force, OSEP State Advisory Panel, Quality Education Coalition, and the National Center for Deaf-Blindness Advisory Board. Jan received her M.A. in Educational Psychology and Dispute Resolution from Marquette University. She is the parent of two adult sons, one of whom has autism.


September 21, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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