Learn practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, clients, employees and colleagues.
IIRP Latin America offers the highest quality training and consulting in the field of restorative practices. Our core events may be offered as public events or brought on-site to your organization. We also offer customized support and consulting.
Basic Restorative Practices
Our cornerstone event includes four units of professional development:
- Introduction to Restorative Practices – Interactive experiences bring you to a full understanding of the fundamental unifying premise of restorative practices — that people are happier, more cooperative and productive and more likely to make positive changes in their lives when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them.
- Using Circles Effectively – Circles facilitate conversation and encourage full participation, but there are optimal ways to utilize this process that promote truly meaningful communication. Through video, practice and discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using circles to build community, establish norms and address behavior and relationships.
- Facilitating Restorative Conferences (2 days) – Instructional videos and in-depth experiential activities teach you to facilitate a restorative justice conference, in which everyone impacted by wrongdoing can share how they have been affected and have a say in how to repair the harm. This formal circle is used to address negative incidents and fosters more positive outcomes than mere punishment, in education, criminal justice, youth work, organizational and other settings.
The first two units, Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively, are frequently paired as a two-day event. The full course can be completed in four days.
Restorative Circles (2 Days)
This workshop explores in further depth the use of circles. Participants learn about the stages and phases of preparing circles, as well as known techniques for dealing with obstacles that arise during the course of a circle. In this workshop participants practice the concepts learned through facilitating specific cases dramatized by the participants themselves.
Facilitating Restorative Conferences (2 Days)
Restorative conferences allow those who have been most affected by an incident to come together to share their feelings, describe how they have been affected and develop a plan to repair the harm done and prevent recurrence. The process is useful for K-12 schools, criminal justice, higher education and workplaces.
IIRP Latin America’s parent organization, the International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School also offers a variety of public professional development events in cities around the world.
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