How to Give an Apology: A Learning Lab
Apologizing is one element of being accountable for the harm we do. In this learning lab participants will learn and then practice the elements of a genuine apology through small group exercises and reflection. Practicing small apologies helps you build reliability and trust in your everyday relationships, instead of freezing, making excuses, or simply hoping a problem goes away. Participants will focus on apologies to people we care about, at the level of smaller hurts, misunderstandings, and breaches of trust.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 9:30AM - 12:30PM CST

Restorative Conference Facilitation Training
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.
Wednesday/Friday, February 1, 3, 8, & 10, 9:30AM - 2:00PM CST

Evaluation Tools for Restorative Dialogue Programs
Learn basic frameworks for gathering case-related data for RJ dialogue programs, and how to develop surveys for evaluating participant satisfaction. Understand how to evaluate participation rates and reparation agreement completion rates. This workshop will also cover the challenges of gathering and presenting meaningful recidivism data and how to evaluate facilitators and their experiences.
Friday, March 3, 2023, 9:30AM - 12:30PM CST

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 help people not only hear others but to be heard by others.
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 9:30AM - 2:00PM CST

Decolonization and Restorative Justice
Understand colonization as an ongoing phenomena rooted in injustice and oppression for the pursuit of Indigenous lands. Using the child welfare system and social work as examples, participants will examine how Indigenous Nations continue to rely on our restorative and decolonial practices to heal from historical trauma and resist ongoing colonial violence to protect our future generations. 
Friday, April 7, 2023, 10:00AM - 12:00PM CST


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

Introduction to Restorative Conferencing: Facilitated Dialogue for Harms and Crimes

Colorizing Restorative Justice: An Ongoing Discussion