Offered by the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking

Coming soon: Fall 2021 training dates

Restorative Lens: An Introductory Workshop on Peacebuilding Dialogue

This workshop is an introduction to the values and practices of restorative justice, along with an overview of a facilitator's role and skill-set. Participants will learn about circle and conference dialogue models for situations of harm, and how they can be adapted to family, workplace, school, community, and criminal justice settings. This interactive workshop will include breakout sessions to practice restorative skills.

Introduction to Restorative Conferencing: Facilitated Dialogue for Harms and Crimes

Provides a solid foundation for learning about restorative justice and Victim Offender Conference facilitation for harming and harmed parties. This training is for aspiring facilitators, including volunteers, who can work with community-based or government agencies that provide restorative dialogue services for victims and offenders. Interactive learning and role playing allows participants to facilitate basic diversion or court-referred cases involving both youth and adult offenders, victimized parties, and support people.

Deepening Your Restorative Dialogue Facilitation Practice

For restorative justice facilitators wanting to incorporate deep listening, silence, and non-directive approaches in hard but healing conversations. This interactive learning workshop is designed to help facilitators recognize what they bring to the process, and how such mindfulness can open up new horizons for harming and harmed parties to experience richer connections and outcomes. Vital to this is understanding the heart-zone of human conversations and learning how to read the language of the heart.

Hate Crimes and Restorative Justice: Broadening the Menu of Services

This training is for all justice workers, school staff, human rights workers, and community members interested in building restorative responses to hate crimes. It explores the nature of hate crimes and how restorative dialogue processes are well-suited to deal with the challenges affecting victimized and offending parties and impacted communities. The centuries-old reality of hate crimes and white supremacy in America against indigenous communities and communities of color, long before the term "hate crime" came into contemporary language, will be the historical context. The massive increase in hate language and crimes in recent years will be the contemporary context. Learn from case examples of restorative responses to hate crime, and potential benefits and risks of such an approach. 

Restorative Conference Facilitation Training

For aspiring facilitators working with either community-based or government agencies offering restorative dialogue services for victims and offenders. Along with a solid introduction to restorative justice, interactive learning and role playing allows participants to facilitate basic diversion or court-referred cases involving both youth and adult offenders, and victimized parties.

Mindfulness, Deep Listening, and Stories: The Spiritual Core of Restorative Practices

This experiential workshop focuses on restorative justice dialogue through a mindfulness-based approach. The workshop is about the art of being fully present with those we are with, through deep listening and sometimes silence, so that their strength, resilience, and wisdom can emerge. It is a more advanced training for those who are already helping people untangle conflict, or facilitating some form of restorative dialogue.