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2020 Calendar of Workshops


In 2020 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. Click "read more" for registration information and additional details.

Restorative Community Conferencing

February 8 & 9, 2020

Restorative Community Conferences engage people who violated a law or policy with an accountability and transformation process that centers the needs of those who are harmed. This in-depth training will guide participants through every step of the Restorative Community Conference, from initial outreach to completion of the restitution plan. 

White Fragility and Beyond Workshop


March 21, 2020


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. 

Intro to Restorative Justice: Circles for Community Building & Strengthening


March 22, 2020


In this introductory workshop, participants will practice the power of community building in a circle, the importance of setting and maintaining this foundation and learn about the restorative approach, its roots, and underlying principles. Participants will learn the basics of being a circle keeper. We will focus on how we engage ourselves and others in the mind, heart, body and spirit. 

Restorative Justice 101 for Organizations and Workplaces


April 11 & 12, 2020

In this two-day workshop, participants will focus on building restorative workspaces, and practicing restorative leadership. We will introduce you to principles and processes of restorative justice and restorative practice, and guide you in the development of skills in facilitating circles and restorative conversations. Participants will gain perspective on their own identities as facilitators, and identify strategies for building workplace communities of supportive accountability and care. 

Restorative Justice 101 for Schools

June 22 & 23, 2020

This workshop presents circle process and facilitation, with an emphasis on the transformative power of circles toward a restorative culture shift in schools. Weaving in a diverse group of facilitators and speakers, we will present a range of insights on the definitions and goals of RJ in schools, how to implement RJ across schools and districts, and some challenges of developing RJ programs. 

Advanced RJ for Schools and Organizations

(Responses to Harm and Conflict) 

June 24 & 25, 2020

In this intensive two-day workshop, participants will gain experience in responding to serious conflict and harm using trauma-informed restorative conferencing and harm circles. RJ professionals will share their real-world experience and strategies for implementing RJ at the level of policy and practice, including scaffolded trainings for colleagues and peers. People who complete this training will be prepared to start the process of developing and implementing basic RJ practice in their communities, organizations, or work spaces.

Developing a Peer to Peer Restorative Justice Program


June 26, 2020

It's the youth! People are always amazed at how naturally and confidently our students (and all ages) take to Restorative Practices. This 1-day workshop provides participants with the framework and strategies to develop a peer-peer Restorative Practices program in your school or organization. We’ll guide participants in the work of training and supporting students, and devising curricula. 

Three Day Training for Restorative Justice Coordinators


August 5, 6, & 7, 2020

This training is for people who are currently positioned as an RJ Coordinator in a school 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 on your site. you will develop strategies for navigating school  sites. In addition, trainings groups will establish communities of practice, based for ongoing feedback, consultation, and other forms of support. In addition,