Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Tuesday March 13th, 2018 9:00AM — 4:30PM

Pennsylvania Fellowship Program Graduates: Better Conversations

This training will focus on ways Special Education leaders can improve their conversations with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. principals, parents, teachers, etc.), in order to promote our students´ academic, social, and emotional growth. Topics will include conversation beliefs, listening with empathy, finding common ground, asking better questions, building trust, and more.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 6 beliefs to having a better conversation
  2. State 4 strategies to demonstrate listening with empathy
  3. List ways to find common ground
  4. Describe 2 strategies to build trust in a conversation

Target Audience

Special education leaders who have been part of one of the past cohorts of the Pennsylvania Fellowship Program.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.


  • PaTTAN - Harrisburg

Event Type

  • Inservices/workshops

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (6 hours)

Registration Contact

Debbie Parra,, 610-878-7242

Content Contact

Judy Ball,, 1-800-441-3215 ext. 7230

Topics Covered



  • Jim Knight