Trainings are scheduled when there is enough interest to sustain a class. If you are interested in a training, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Introduction to Restorative Practices &
Using Circles Effectively
2-day training event
$160/person early registration
$175 regular registration
Dates: February 7 & 8, 2019
During this flagship event from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) you will learn
practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, clients, employees and colleagues. Interactive experiences bring you to a full understanding of the fundamental unifying premise of restorative practices—that people are happier, more cooperative and productive and more likely to make positive changes in their lives when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them.
Day 1 - Introduction to Restorative Practices: Learn a range of strategies you can use every day, including how to set high expectations while being supportive, how to ask questions that foster accountability and how to respond challenging classroom situations. You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.
Day 2 - Using Circles Effectively: This day is devoted entirely to teaching attendees to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building social capital, resolving social problems and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment.
You will learn by participating in circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn how to facilitate. By the end of the day, you will be prepared to return to your setting and run your first circle!
Cost includes both days of training, two books from the International Institute for Restorative Practices, and light snacks for morning and afternoon. Lunch will be available at an additional price, or participants are welcome to make their own lunch arrangements.
Continuing Education Credits: 12 hours (see note on CEUs below)
** This training must have a minimum of 10 participants registered and paid by Oct 1. If the 10 participant minimum is not met, those registered will received a full refund.
This interactive workshop will introduce the foundational principles of restorative practices and demonstrate how they are applied in a K-12 setting. Learn how restorative practices foster caring school communities to promote SEL and effect positive changes in classroom management and school discipline. Participants will engage in restorative techniques and learn strategies they can take back to their schools and classrooms. This workshop is intended for teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, SROs and other school personnel.
(This workshop has been previously offered under the name "Introduction to RP for Educators")
Are you an administrator thinking about whole-school implementation? This workshop is the perfect way to start a conversation about whole-school implementation with your staff. Contact us about bringing this workshop on-site to your school.
SPONSOR A TEACHER: A $25 donation can provide a scholarship to make sure teachers and educators can be part of this important training. Donate here.
Continuing Education Credits: 3 hours (see note on CEUs below)
Circle Keeper Workshop
Circles are a foundational practice of restorative justice. Circle Keepers are not facilitators - they are participants in the circle process tasked with keeping the circle aligned with restorative values. If you are the leader or participant in a group discussion that is seeking to actively engage everyone involved in the discussion, the Circle Keeper Workshop is a great place to start!
This interactive workshop will demonstrate the community circle process and give each participant the opportunity to contribute to the circle discussion. Participants will learn the basic steps of the circle process and the foundational values to keep the circle respectful, engaging, and restorative.
Continuing Education Credits: 4 hours (see note on CEUs below)
Cost: $35 per participant, includes individualized follow-up support after the workshop to help with starting your first community circle. Space is limited, register today.
Continuing Education Credits: A general Certificate of Training can be provided for any Triad Restorative Justice professional development event. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have approved the professional development opportunities on this page for continuing education credit. Participants in other school districts or professional associations are welcome to submit this Certificate of Training to their accrediting body for consideration of continuing education credits.
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