Parents as Collaborative Leaders Training (PACL) 2023

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Parents as Collaborative Leaders Training (PACL) 2023

Join PEATC for 3 vibrant days to explore and learn valuable ways for communicating with professionals involved with your family.


When and where


Virginia Crossings 1000 Virginia Center Pkwy Glen Allen, VA 23059

About this event

  • 2 days 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

An exciting opportunity for parents who are familiar with the world of Special Education. This means your child has been involved in special education for four (4) years or more.

This research-based training will provide parents of children with disabilities with information and resources to become active leaders in policy development and evaluation. Upon completion of this interactive training, attendees will have the tools to work to improve educational outcomes for students receiving special education and related services in Virginia. They will be able to explore the different styles of leadership and learn to identify and improve their own leadership skills.

This is a free 3-day IN PERSON event. Accepted participants are provided a complimentary hotel room and meals.

  • Day One (August 8): 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Day Two (August 9): 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Day Three (August 10): 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Parents who are familiar with the Special Education process and interested in taking the next steps towards becoming active leaders.

There are a limited number of spots available for this training so please register early.

You must receive a confirmation from the PEATC office (not just Eventbrite) and commit to participating in the entire training to attend this event.

Contact PEATC at 800-869-6782 or with any questions.

About the organizer

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The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is a statewide non-profit organization that strives to empower students and self-advocates to create positive futures for Virginia's children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. Our special focus is children with disabilities.