Training & Conference Events

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Become a Restorative Practices Trainer

Training of Trainers - Become a Restorative Practices Trainer

International Institute for Restorative Practices

 Multiple Events Online & In-Person

Experienced restorative practitioners who are seeking instruction and guidance on how to teach key concepts of Restorative Practices for Educators and/or Restorative Justice Conferencing to others can become Restorative Practices Trainers. At the conclusion of the Training of Trainers, you will be prepared to teach others the IIRP Curriculum and assist in the implementation of restorative practices in your school or organization.

This interactive training will include:

  • Review of IIRP Curriculum.
  • Participant preparation and presentation of content.
  • Discussion of best practices for training implementation.
  • Professional development maps that include learning outcomes and objectives.
  • Suggestions for how to deliver the instruction online based on our years of experience with distance learning.
  • Support for creating modules unique to your situation, if you are unable to deliver the materials as suggested by the IIRP.
  • Facilitated conversation about the integration of the IIRP materials with other initiatives.

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Restorative Justice Conferencing 2023

Restorative Justice Conferencing

International Institute for Restorative Practices

 March 9-10, 2023, San Diego, CA

Incidents of conflict, wrongdoing and harm occur throughout society — in schools, workplaces, college campuses, neighborhoods and families. The restorative justice conference provides a template to engage with those who cause and experience harm, along with related community.

All kinds of incidents, from arguments to bullying, racial incidents to property crimes and violence can be addressed in this format. During this event, you will learn the steps needed to facilitate these meaningful, healing conversations.

Whether or not you are responsible for conducting restorative justice conferences, the insights gained will help you address conflicts in everyday settings. The elements of the conference can be broken out to inform less formal processes — including restorative circles, small impromptu conversations and one-on-one interactions. Skills taught include monitoring your own reactions in stressful situations, listening with empathy and creating shared understanding among conflicting parties.

Instructor: Elizabeth Smull, MRPYC

Dates/Times: March 9-March 10, 2023, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: San Diego Diocesan Pastoral Center, 3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego, CA 92117

Cost: $450

Registration Deadline: February 21, 2023

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Restorative Practices for Educators 2023

Restorative Practices for Educators

International Institute for Restorative Practices

 March 7-8, 2023, San Diego, CA

During this two-day introductory online experience, you will learn fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff and parents in your school setting.
Topics include how to set high expectations while being supportive, how to provide direct feedback and ask questions that foster accountability, and the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

You will also learn to facilitate circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles may be used to build social capital, resolve social problems and respond when harm occurs.

Additionally, our instructors address many issues related to building relationships and community while teaching virtually during COVID-19. Concepts include how and when to have one-on-one conversations; the effective use of informal time as students gather; and setting norms for running virtual circles. Plus, participants will learn creative uses of tools, including breakout rooms, whiteboard, chatroom, and how to work with small groups while other students do individual work.

Instructor: Elizabeth Smull, MRPYC

Dates/Times: March 7 - March 8, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: San Diego Diocesan Pastoral Center, 3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego, CA 92117

Cost: $450

Registration Deadline: February 21, 2023

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Restorative Justice Conferencing 2022

Restorative Justice Conferencing

International Institute for Restorative Practices

 December 8-9, 2022, Bethlehem, PA

Incidents of conflict, wrongdoing and harm occur throughout society — in schools, workplaces, college campuses, neighborhoods and families. The restorative justice conference provides a template to engage with those who cause and experience harm, along with related community.

All kinds of incidents, from arguments to bullying, racial incidents to property crimes and violence can be addressed in this format. During this event, you will learn the steps needed to facilitate these meaningful, healing conversations.

Whether or not you are responsible for conducting restorative justice conferences, the insights gained will help you address conflicts in everyday settings. The elements of the conference can be broken out to inform less formal processes — including restorative circles, small impromptu conversations and one-on-one interactions. Skills taught include monitoring your own reactions in stressful situations, listening with empathy and creating shared understanding among conflicting parties.

Instructor: Elizabeth Smull, MRPYC

Dates/Times: December 8 & December 9, 2022, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: IIRP Campus, 544 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Cost: $450

Registration Deadline: November 24, 2022

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Restorative Practices for Educators 2022

Restorative Practices for Educators

International Institute for Restorative Practices

 December 6-7, 2022, Bethlehem, PA

During this two-day introductory online experience, you will learn fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff and parents in your school setting.
Topics include how to set high expectations while being supportive, how to provide direct feedback and ask questions that foster accountability, and the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

You will also learn to facilitate circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles may be used to build social capital, resolve social problems and respond when harm occurs.

Additionally, our instructors address many issues related to building relationships and community while teaching virtually during COVID-19. Concepts include how and when to have one-on-one conversations; the effective use of informal time as students gather; and setting norms for running virtual circles. Plus, participants will learn creative uses of tools, including breakout rooms, whiteboard, chatroom, and how to work with small groups while other students do individual work.

Instructor: Elizabeth Smull, MRPYC

Dates/Times: December 6 & December 7, 2022, 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: IIRP Campus, 544 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Cost: $450

Registration Deadline: November 22, 2022

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Restorative Conference Facilitation Training

Restorative Conference Facilitation Training

Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking

 November 2022

For aspiring facilitators working with either community-based or government agencies offering restorative dialogue services for responsible and impacted parties. Along with a solid introduction to restorative justice, interactive learning and role playing allows participants to learn and practice how to facilitate basic diversion or court-referred cases involving both youth and adult offenders, victimized parties, family members, and support people. Emphasis is on good preparation, and how in joint meetings the facilitators learn to get out of the way of empowered, heart-felt, party-to-party conversation.

Trainer: Ted Lewis

Dates/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, November 8, 10, 15, & 17, 2022, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (16 hours over 4 days, with 1/2 hour lunch breaks each day)

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Cost: $400 regular, $200 student

Registration Deadline: November 5, 2022

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Strengths and Limits of Circles and Conferences

Strengths and Limits of Circles and Conferences

Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking

 December 2, 2022

Learn not only the strengths and limits of circle and conference dialogue models, but also how to blend and sequence both models in a flexible process. While circles have a strength in the area of prevention and community building, comparisons between both models will emphasize intervention and peacemaking contexts. Participants in this workshop will gain stronger knowledge for shaping a multi-staged process that is well-tailored to a particular case or situation. Ultimately, strong programming promotes cross-training in both models from the very start.

Trainers: Ted Lewis and Joel Friesz

Date/Time: Friday, December 2, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Standard Time (3 hours)

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Cost: $100 regular; $50 student

Registration Deadline: November 29, 2022

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