We’re happy to announce that we will be holding a Summer Institute in Restorative Practices for Schools on June 15-17 that will be followed by two advanced workshops on June 18-19th! The training will be held at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont Colorado.

This Summer Institute is a collaborative project between Restorative Solutions, Flagstaff Academy and Circle Round Best Practices. It follows last year’s very successful training hosted by Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) which had 50 participants. Given the expertise of the trainers involved, it should be one of the best trainings you can get from folks who are working daily in the field.

Introduction to Restorative Practices: The first three days of the training are dedicated to exploring the fundamental values and principles of restorative practices, including opportunities to learn and practice connection circles, restorative language and conversations, and restorative agreement meetings. Participants will come away with the knowledge and skills to develop, promote and integrate restorative practices which complement and support existing initiatives.

Days four and five offer participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills by choosing one of two tracks:

Restorative Mediation and Conferencing: A two-day intensive dedicated to restorative mediation and conferencing for school personnel regularly responsible for addressing discipline issues. Steps in each of these two formal processes will be covered. Coaches will be present during practice sessions and questions regarding integration with existing discipline practices will be addressed. Participants will come away with the tools and knowledge to conduct both restorative mediations and conferencing. On-site opportunities for coaching may be made available upon request.

Implementation Science for Teachers and Administrators: A full two-day complement of workshops to meet the needs at both the school building and district level for evidence-based implementation of restorative practices. Topics include culture and climate assessment, identification of strengths and roadblocks, stakeholder participation and support, professional development recommendations, staff and administrator rubrics for restorative practices effectiveness evaluation, using restorative practices to address staff and student conflict, and building a sustainable community of practice. Participants will come away with a full understanding of best practices for restorative practices implementation for the unique needs of their school and/or district.

Dates:             June 15-17 Introduction to Restorative Practices
June 18-19 Restorative Mediation and Conferencing OR Effective Implementation and Evaluation (your choice)

Times: 8:30-4:30

Location: Flagstaff Academy, Longmont, CO (near Boulder)

Costs: $395 (3 day); $265 (2 day); $595 (5 day)

Registration information and deadlines: Registration Form Link or contact Randy Compton 303-449-2737; rcompton@restorativesolutions.us June 8, 2015 deadline.

Prerequisites: For days 4 and 5, background training required. Contact us for details.

We hope to see you there!

Randy Compton
Co-founder and Lead Trainer, Restorative Solutions

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