2021 Calendar of Workshops
ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE & RESTORATIVE PRACTICES
In 2021, we offer a variety of opportunities to learn and build your skills around restorative justice and restorative practices via our trainings and workshops. Some workshops are specifically designed for school communities, organizations, or racial healing while others apply to many spaces and settings.
Contact us and let us know which of the trainings you're interested in for your organization.
This workshop is ideal for people who have already experienced an introduction to RJ. In this intensive workshop you will gain experience in responding to serious conflict and harm using trauma-informed restorative conferencing and harm circles. RJ professionals will also share real-world strategies and a road-map for implementing restorative approaches at the level of policy and practice. People who complete this training will be prepared to start the process of developing and implementing basic RJ practice in their communities, organizations and workplaces.
This workshop is for white people who wish to be more responsive to the complexities of building relationships and solidarity across lines of difference, and effectively challenging racism in society and in ourselves. We direct participants to the “inner work” of racial justice education -- looking within to understand how our own beliefs and behaviors are shaped by systemic racism and how that continually impacts us in our relationships and our activism. Using restorative justice principles, we create a container free of blame, one that we do not see as "soft" but rather essential in building our capacity to be engaged learners with genuine accountability.
This workshop is designed for folks who are interested in making a shift toward a more restorative workplace and exploring the potential of restorative leadership. You will be guided through exercises and processes designed to shift culture from a focus on rules to relationships, through the development of shared values, open communication systems and supportive spaces for accountability and repair in response to conflict and harm. You will have the opportunity to explore how your own and others’ identities and intersections play a role in workplace relationships, and develop skills for addressing intent and impact and pathways for repair. There will be an hour break for lunch.
In this workshop you will be introduced to the principles and practices of RJ in schools. You will have an opportunity to learn the basics of restorative practices and their application in all areas of the school, including classes, department meetings, and in response to conflict and harm. Weaving in the experiences of our facilitators, who have extensive experience bringing RJ into schools, we will guide you through exercises for determining the goals of RJ in your school, and strategies for implementation across schools and districts, while also developing strategies for navigating the challenges of developing RJ programs.
This training is for people who are currently positioned as an RJ Coordinator in a K-12 or college setting, or who would like to be trained for a position as an RJ Coordinator. Experienced RJ coordinators will provide knowledge and skills to support the practice of community building circles and harm circles in educational settings. Strategies will be outlined for developing an RJ infrastructure and working with teachers, disciplinary structures, peer-peer RJ groups, and parents. In addition, training groups will establish communities of practice for ongoing feedback, and other forms of support.
This in-depth training will guide you through every step of the Restorative Community Conference, from initial outreach to the completion of the restitution plan. Through practice, participants will gain the experience and confidence to hold RCCs in their schools, communities, and organizations. The training introduces strategies for building the right infrastructure for integrating RCCs into disciplinary and support structures. Our trainers have years of experience facilitating RCCs in different environments, and look forward to envisioning with you how to engage the RCC model in ways that increase our responsiveness to harm.