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101 Introduction to Restorative Practice: Implementing the Basic Principles

September 19, 2019 @ 3:00 am - 10:00 am MDT


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What are restorative practices?

We define Restorative Practices as a process by which an individual acknowledges wrongdoing, takes steps to repair harm and is welcomed back into the community. This, in effect, fosters a culture that elevates dialogue and values relationships.


101 Introduction to Restorative Practice: Implementing the Basic Principles


Introductory training designed to provide a baseline understanding of the pillars of

RP, fundamental

practitioner skills and insight on why it is needed to help transform school and community culture.

You will leave this training confident in the following areas:

  • History, values, theory and applications of Restorative Practices.
  • The 5Rs that make up the foundation of restorative culture.
  • Strategies to create buy-in for implementing Restorative Practices within your school
  • The Restorative Practices Continuum (i.e. affective statements vs. formal conferences)
  • Understanding the appropriate restorative strategy to use in different situations.


  • Welcome, Introductions, TCC overview
  • Training Goals/Group Agreements
  • Introduction Circle
  • What is RP? History and Standards
  • RP is and is not
  • Paradigm Shift
  • Why RP
  • Implicit Bias in RP overview
  • Observation Circle
  • 5 R’s
  • RP Continuum
  • Affective Statements Questions
  • Creating Buy In
  • RP Implementation Skills
  • Appreciation Circle
  • Questions

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September 19, 2019
3:00 am - 10:00 am
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The Conflict Center


The Conflict Center
4140 Tejon Street
Denver, 80211 United States
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When conflict happens in the workplace or people experience inappropriate or difficult behavior at work, relationships are damaged and productivity often suffers.
Workplaces that embrace Restorative Practices have the potential to create a safer, happier and more effective workplace for everyone. Restorative Practices can be used within the workplace both as a preventative measure and to address conflict when it does arise, enabling teams and individuals to work well together.

Restorative Practices can be an effective way to resolve workplace conflict. It involves:
  • bringing together all those affected by conflict
  • providing a safe environment for the expression of perspective
  • allowing participants to come to a shared understanding
  • identifying creative ways to deal with conflict
  • providing opportunities to rebuild damaged relationships and strengthen teams 

Restorative approaches can also be used proactively within the workplace to build strong, positive relationships. Staff meetings, for example, can be focused on building relationships and based around a foundation of mutual respect.
To discuss opportunities to bring this training to your workplace or to customize this training to your organizations needs, please contact Jessica Sherwood at Jessica.Sherwood@conflictcenter.org or call 303.865.5624.