Pingora Consulting is pleased to offer a growing range of professional development programs and digital resources to further enhance your practice as a leader in the field of special education. Whether you have been practicing for three months or three decades, Pingora has designed these sessions and tools to strengthen skills, simplify complicated IDEA requirements, and keep you up-to-date on the latest developments that impact students with disabilities, their parents, and those who work with them.
Check out some of our most popular (and invaluable) professional development tools you can use every day!
On-site (our site or yours) focused, client-specific, and client-driven seminars and workshops. On-site services are offered in a range of hot topics, or can be customized to target your needs.
Directors’ Academy: As a special education director, you understand the importance of ongoing professional development and how critical it is to stay current on the latest legislative and legal developments. You also recognize the essential task of establishing and maintaining an organizational culture that is firmly rooted in special education’s legal foundation, values ethical decision making at all levels, and expertly manages information systems, human and fiscal resources. The Director’s Academy allows directors in your area to join together in-person and via web meetings over the course of the school year to tackle problems, share strategies, and develop more seamless special education systems. Much more effective than a one-time training or conference, alumni consistently rate the Director’s Academy as some of the best professional development available.
Section 504 Program: Section 504 is designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. ALL public schools must be in compliance with Section 504. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) vigorously enforces Section 504 requirements in schools through compliance reviews and complaint investigations. Schools must have a Section 504 system to protect the rights of students with disabilities. We will assist you in building or refining your system, understanding the documentation requirements, and satisfying OCR’s stringent standards. This training explores useful Section 504 documentation tools and strategies grounded in a thorough understanding of the current state of the law.
Custom Programs: Allow us to meet your professional development needs through customization to your exact specifications.
Webinars or other electronic forums offer synchronous delivery with participant interaction of the highest caliber without the costs associated with on-site services.
Watch our events section for webinar opportunities addressing topics that we consider Need-To-Know-Now.
Targeted Topics: Do you have a specific, urgent need for a deeper understanding of a topic? Webinars are a nimble and responsive way to respond to that need without the costs associated with on-site services.
Implementation Verification: Used in conjunction with other training options, webinars are an effective method to check for understanding and verify implementation strategies.
Audio conferencing when preferred by the client.
Targeted Topics Do you have a specific, urgent need for a deeper understanding of a topic? Audio conferences are a nimble and responsive way to respond to that need without the costs associated with on-site services.
Implementation Verification: Used in conjunction with other training options, audio conferences are an effective method to check for understanding and verify implementation strategies.
Ongoing coaching to ensure embedded practices.
True systems change requires more than one learning opportunity. Coaching facilitates the translation from knowledge to embedded practice, resulting in true systems change. We will design customized coaching by Pingora professionals to your exact specifications.
Training materials and manuals developed specifically for your organization for lasting, sustained benefit.
Procedural Manuals: Merge the regulatory requirements with your unique system in a procedural manual to improve practices, consistency, and staff self-sufficiency.
Model Forms: Efficient, practical, and compliant model forms will enhance internal consistency and increase efficiency. Forms must be consumable to professionals and parents, and require skilled drafting. We have years of experience in developing and training on the use of model forms.
Pingora Consulting principals share their expertise with large audiences at regional and national education conferences throughout the United States and are recognized as some of the best in the business!