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
During our flagship event, you will learn skills you can use immediately to strengthen relationships and respond to conflict in your classroom, community or organization.
Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively – Days 1 & 2
From day one, you will learn a range of strategies you can use every day. You’ll learn how to set high expectations while being supportive. You will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability.
You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.
We devote the second day entirely to teaching attendees to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building social capital, resolving social problems and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment.
You will learn by participating in circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn how to facilitate. By the end of the day, you will be prepared to return to your setting and run your first circle.
Facilitating Restorative Conferences – Days 3 & 4
Effective responses to incidents of conflict, wrongdoing and harm are the hallmark of restorative practices. We dedicate two full days to teaching you how to facilitate a formal, scripted circle process to address racial incidents, bullying, vandalism and other serious infractions.
You will learn all the steps required to conduct a restorative justice conference, from determining the readiness of victims, offenders, their families and friends to participate, to running the formal meeting itself.
Even if you will not be responsible for conducting conferences yourself, you will learn how to better address everyday conflict and incidents in your workplace and community. Skills taught include monitoring your own reactions in stressful situations, listening with empathy and creating shared understanding among conflicting parties.
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.
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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