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Marc Purchin


 Marc Purchin’s goals, education, experience, achievement, reputation and vision combined to prompt the establishment of Purchin Consulting in 1997..Beginning some two decades before that, Marc has personally conducted more than 3,000 mediations, mostly through contracts with the California Special Education Hearing Office, the Department of Developmental Disabilities, several public school districts and numerous non-profit organizations. In addition to that work, he has developed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs for Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA) in partnership with Community Advisory Committees (CAC) throughout the state of California.

Marc earned his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University, majoring in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication and Theatre. He then completed the distinctive Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program in Non-Profit Management offered by American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism.) That program added him to its faculty in 1996 and has taught courses such as “Conflict Resolution and Negotiation” and “Organizational Development and Leadership”. Marc has also taught a “Collaboration” course in the School of Education at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Title: Partnering for Inclusion:  Building Positive Partnerships With All Stakeholders


Whether you’re a parent, guardian, individual, school district, regional center, or a medical team, building inclusion and true belonging is a shared responsibility and must be taken seriously.  No matter what your role, each ONE of us, as part of a team, shares ONE mission: to serve the best interests of students. Therefore, step ONE is to build positive collaboration among all team members. This results in less stress, fewer conflicts, better morale and more successful student outcomes! 


Participants will be able to 

  •     Use tips on working with difficult people or situations
  •     Clearly articulate concerns/interests
  •     Prepare for negotiations and conversations from different perspectives

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