Restoring Community

During our flagship event, you will learn skills you can use immediately to strengthen relationships and respond to conflict in your classroom, community or organization.

Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively - Days 1 & 2

From day one, you will learn a range of strategies you can use every day. You will learn how to set high expectations while being supportive. You will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability. You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

We devote the second day 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!

Facilitating Restorative Conferences - Days 3 & 4

Effective responses to incidents of conflict, wrongdoing and harm are the hallmark of restorative practices. We dedicate two full days to teaching you how to facilitate a formal, scripted circle process to address racial incidents, bullying, vandalism and other serious infractions. You will learn all the steps required to conduct a restorative justice conference, from determining the readiness of victims, offenders, their families and friends to participate, to running the formal meeting itself.

Even if you will not be responsible for conducting conferences yourself, you will learn how to better address everyday conflict and incidents in your workplace and community. Skills taught include monitoring your own reactions in stressful situations, listening with empathy and creating shared understanding among conflicting parties.

Note: While this event will help attendees strengthen social bonds in any setting, many of the examples are drawn from K-12 schools.

Upcoming Basic Restorative Practices events

Choose your date and location below. During the registration process, you will be asked to choose all four days ($800) or two days ($450).

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May 2020

Introduction to Restorative Practices & Using Circles Effectively
May 27, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Singapore

June 2020

Basic Restorative Practices
June 1, 2020 - June 4, 2020
Chicago, IL area
Event Canceled
UAT Testing 2
June 1, 2020 - June 4, 2020
Test-Location
This is a test event for UAT
Basic Restorative Practices
June 8, 2020 - June 11, 2020
Bethlehem, PA
Event Canceled
Facilitating Restorative Conferences
June 10, 2020 - June 11, 2020
Singapore
Basic Restorative Practices
June 29, 2020 - July 2, 2020
Bethlehem, PA
Event Canceled

July 2020

May 1 Cvent Test
July 1, 2020 - July 2, 2020
Bethlehem, PA
Basic Restorative Practices
July 11, 2020 - July 19, 2020
Bethlehem, PA
Two weekends: July 11-12 & July 18-19
Basic Restorative Practices
July 13, 2020 - July 16, 2020
Seattle, WA area
Basic Restorative Practices
July 13, 2020 - July 16, 2020
Napa, CA area
Basic Restorative Practices
July 13, 2020 - July 16, 2020
Nashville, TN
Fundamental Restorative Practices for Educators
July 19, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Online
An online professional development event
Basic Restorative Practices
July 20, 2020 - July 23, 2020
Los Angeles, CA area
Basic Restorative Practices
July 21, 2020 - July 24, 2020
Baltimore, MD
Basic Restorative Practices
July 27, 2020 - July 30, 2020
New York, NY

August 2020

Basic Restorative Practices
August 3, 2020 - August 6, 2020
Chicago, IL area
Basic Restorative Practices
August 11, 2020 - August 14, 2020
Bethlehem, PA
ntroduction to Restorative Practices & Using Circles Effectively
August 24, 2020 - August 25, 2020
Bethlehem, PA

September 2020

Basic Restorative Practices
September 21, 2020 - September 24, 2020
San Fancisco Bay, CA area
Basic Restorative Practices
September 28, 2020 - October 1, 2020
Nashville, TN
Basic Restorative Practices
September 29, 2020 - October 2, 2020
Bethlehem, PA

October 2020

Basic Restorative Practices
October 19, 2020 - October 22, 2020
Chicago, IL area
Basic Restorative Practices
October 19, 2020 - October 22, 2020
New York, NY
Basic Restorative Practices
October 20, 2020 - October 23, 2020
Napa, CA area
Basic Restorative Practices
October 26, 2020 - October 29, 2020
Coquitlam, BC

November 2020

Basic Restorative Practices
November 10, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Bethlehem, PA
Basic Restorative Practices
November 16, 2020 - November 19, 2020
Los Angeles, CA area
Basic Restorative Practices
November 30, 2020 - December 3, 2020
Bethlehem, PA

Full 4-day Event
$800 USD / $800 CAD

2-day Event
$450 USD / $450 CAD
Outside the U.S. and Canada, prices may vary.

"This event has given me a way to support my organization in its mission to use restorative practices to make San Francisco a city of hope, justice and opportunity for all."

Pecoloa Manigo
California, USA

"I am very impressed with this event. It is extremely practical and useful, as I am focusing on community transformation, and I have been given great tools to achieve this objective."

Bobby Wilmont
Kingston, Jamaica