Introduction to Restorative Conferencing: Facilitated Dialogue for Harms and Crimes (1 hour)
Friday, January 12, 2024, 11:00AM - 12:00PM Central Standard Time
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 responsible and impacted parties. Attendees working in schools, social work settings, and faith communities can also benefit from this introduction.
Trainer: Ted Lewis 
Length: 1 hour
Cost: $10
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Restorative Conference Facilitation Training (16 hours)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, February 6, 8, 13, & 15, 2024, 9:30-2:00PM Central Standard Time
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 
Cost: $400 (standard) / $200 (student/low income)
Registration is limited to 20
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Deepening Your Restorative Dialogue Facilitation Practice (4 hours)
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 9:30AM - 2:00PM Central Standard Time
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 help people not only hear others but to be heard by others.
Trainer: Ted Lewis
Cost: $120 (standard) / $60 (student/low income)
Registration is limited to 24
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Other trainings available upon request: if your group or organization would like training on one of the topics below, please reach out to us.

  • Restorative Lens: An Introductory Workshop on Peacebuilding Dialogue
  • Hate Crimes and Restorative Justice: Broadening the Menu of Services
  • Mindfulness, Deep Listening, and Stories: The Spiritual Core of Restorative Justice
  • Advanced Restorative Conference Facilitation Training
  • Restorative Justice and Sexual Misconduct at Colleges/Universities
  • Colorizing Restorative Justice: An Ongoing Discussion
  • How to Give An Apology: A Learning Lab
  • Evaluation Tools for Restorative Dialogue Programs
  • Strengths and Limits of Circles and Conferences
  • Decolonization and Restorative Justice