Believe it or not, IEP Team meetings do not have to be contentious nor adversarial. A big factor is following the rules.
There are laws and guidelines concerning the logistics of the meeting. Part of the design of the laws are to make the meetings NOT adversarial. Such as NO SURPRISES. If everyone follows the laws and guidelines, it goes smoothly. Make sure YOU know the rules, and hold others accountable.
The video has more information than simply the slides, but you can see the presentation as a .pdf file by CLICKING HERE.
For the IEP Timeline flowchart, CLICK HERE.