Building a Restorative Community: Level 1 Restorative Justice Principles Workshop
Do you want a new skill for the workplace?
Do you want to build a peaceful community?
Do you want to learn how to build a community where discipline is handled in a restorative way?
Do you wish you could find peaceful approaches to harm, problem solving and violations of the rules?
If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!
Please join us to explore the Restorative Justice Principles and practice how to facilitate RJ circles.
During this workshop participants will be able to:
* Explore Restorative Justice and Restorative Discipline Principles
* Understand the differences between Punishment vs. Discipline
* Learn how to establish a culture of accountability amongst youth and adults
* Gain insight into Power Struggles and Authority
* Practice how to facilitate RJ circles
* Establish a network of individuals with an RJ lens
* Receive a free book on Restorative Discipline
There are several different ways we can approach a conflict, Restorative Justice is a value– based approach that includes communication, reparation, reintegration, healing, responsibility and most of all respect. The process gives the victim a voice and the opportunity for reparation and healing, being able to ask questions to the wrongdoer in a guided and safe environment. It also provides the possibility for the wrongdoer to take responsibility for his/her acts and be part of the decision making to repair the harm in a constructive way.
Building a Restorative Community: Level 2 Restorative Justice Principles workshop
This workshop is geared toward those who have had previous basic RJ training, who may be looking for more RJ practice or actual RJ opportunities in the community. Participants will learn how to apply restorative justice to their specific community needs, while moving from RJ theory to becoming RJ practitioners. CEU credit available.
During this workshop, participants will:
- apply skills in challenging role play situations
- learn how to capture ideas and develop solutions
- gain effective agreement writing skills
- receive up-to-date information on Colorado RJ standards
- discover opportunities to practice RJ within their communities
- grow their RJ networks
Building A Restorative Community: Level 3 Restorative Justice Principles Workshop
This workshop is geared toward those who have attended RJ1 and RJ2 workshops, and who are looking for more RJ practice and actual RJ opportunities.
This session will provide the participants with the skills, knowledge, and ability to practice restorative justice approaches. Participants will learn how to apply restorative justice to their specific school program. With Restorative Justice 3, participants will be actively engaged in the restorative process and should be able to demonstrate RJ skills
During this workshop, participants will learn about and practice:
- Steps for initiating an RJ program at your school
- Consulting available for starting an RJ program at your school
- Post-RJ questionnaire and two-week follow-up process
- Data tracking of RJ at your school
- Mentoring new RJ facilitators and volunteers
- Addressing defiance in the RJ circle
- School-specific role plays
“By carrying out a restorative justice conference, we are able to point out to the youths how their behavior would impact on their future.” – Ron Cameron
Conflict management for organizations or businesses
Providing effective staff development and creating productive workplace cultures
Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, yet typically invest little time in establishing effective working and interpersonal relationships. As a result, employees go home exhausted rather than feeling satisfied with their contribution in the workplace.
Effectively Managing Conflict in the Workplace
- Do you work with challenging people where
destructive conflict arises regularly?
- Do you work in teams where productivity and cohesiveness are reduced by conflict?
- Do you want to learn to be a more effective manager and leader?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions this workshop is for you!
Since conflict is inevitable, how do we prepare ourselves today with the tools as leaders and employees for the interpersonal problems of tomorrow? With this workshop participants will gain the skills necessary to understand differing perspectives, strong emotions, and how to listen and speak for maximum effectiveness. Not only do these skills enhance the participant’s ability to problem solve and negotiate amongst co-workers and clients but they also help develop better relationships and stronger teams to work together more effectively and ultimately be more productive.
Conflict can build up over time when individuals don’t know what the mission or values of the organization are, don’t know what is expected of them, don’t know how to ask for what they need, don’t know how to give or receive feedback, or don’t know how to problem solve. Without these skills individuals are left with only their perceptions of what they think is going on. This can easily lead to conflict in the workplace.
The costs of conflict in a workplace are astronomical. Morale is affected, work quantity and quality are reduced, miscommunication occurs, and verbal, emotional, and physical resentment and hostility can result.
Conflict in the workplace can be dealt with effectively in a number of ways.
By empowering employees with skills to prevent or manage conflict and by empowering them to solve problems in a communicative, nonthreatening manner, the culture of the workplace can change dramatically. Supervisors will spend less time managing conflicts, and employees will solve problems and build better relationships with co-workers.