Serving on Groups: The Role of Families & Skills for Serving on Groups (Sec 7 & 8)

Serving on Groups: The Role of Families & Skills for Serving on Groups (Sec 7 & 8)

03nov12:00 pm1:00 pmServing on Groups: The Role of Families & Skills for Serving on Groups (Sec 7 & 8)More Information12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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Do you want to be more involved in a decision-making group but are not sure where to begin? Are you tired of feeling like the token representative instead of an active member of a decision-making group? This webinar will help you navigate decision-making groups, give information about the roles of families in these groups, and offer practical tips and strategies for putting your decision-making skills into practice utilizing the Serving on Groups That Make Decisions: A Guide for Families resource.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain access to a simple tool for gathering and organizing information about a group and what is expected in their role on the group.
  • Participants will gain insight on how to best represent others’ perspectives when serving on a group.
  • Participants will learn skills for staying organized and informed while serving on a group.

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.


November 3, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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