Basic Restorative Practices

Basic Restorative Practices - 4-day event/2-day options

Experience a thorough introduction to restorative practices concepts during this cornerstone event.

Day 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices
Learn practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships.

Day 2: Using Circles Effectively
Discover how to optimally utilize circles in any setting.

Day 3: Facilitating Restorative Conferences
Practice the techniques to facilitate restorative conferences.

Day 4: Family Engagement & Empowerment
Explore ways to engage and empower families.

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USA

Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 16, Jul 17Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Registration Deadline: July 5th noon Eastern time. day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Jul 18-21, 2016Evanston, IL (Chicago area)

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201

DAYS ONE & TWO ARE FULL. Please contact the IIRP office to be placed on a wait list. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Am refreshments and a simple lunch provided. Room block rate of $179.

Jul 18-21, 2016Los Angeles, CA

Embassy Suites Los Angeles - International Airport North, 9801 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90045 USA

Registration Deadline: July 13, noon Eastern time. Day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. 800-559-5179 or www.laxembassy.com & request Business Meeting Rate (BMR).

Jul 18-21, 2016New York, NY

Adelante Studios, 25 West 31st Street, New York, New York 10001, USA

DAYS ONE & TWO ARE FULL. Contact IIRP to be placed on wait list. day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). AM refreshments & simple lunch provided.

Jul 19-22, 2016Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

DAYS 1 & 2 ARE FULL. Please contact the IIRP office to be placed on a waitlist. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Jul 25-28, 2016Napa Valley / Vacaville, CA

Hampton Inn & Suites Vacaville / Napa Valley, 800 Mason Street, Vacaville, California 95688 (convenient to Napa Valley, San Francisco and Sacramento)

DAYS ONE AND TWO ARE FULL. Please contact the IIRP office to be placed on a waitlist. day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. Call hotel at 707-469-6200 & request IIRP room block fo

Aug 1-4, 2016Charlotte, NC

Foundation for the Carolinas (FFTC), 220 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Registration Deadline: July 27, noon Eastern time. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. Rm block avail at the Dunhill: $159+tx/night. Call hotel at 704-332-4141 by July 7.

Aug 9-12, 2016Philadelphia, PA

School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad St., Rm. 1072, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130 USA

Registration Deadline: Aug. 4th noon Eastern time. day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Sep 19-22, 2016Rockville, MD (Washington, DC area)

Cambria Hotel & Suites, Rockville Town Center, 1 Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, MD 20850

Registration Deadline: Sep. 14th noon Eastern time. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. Call hotel at 301-294-2200 for IIRP Meeting room block, held until Aug 31, 2016. 2 blo

Sep 26-29, 2016San Mateo, CA (San Francisco area)

Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo, 2000 Bridgepointe Circle, San Mateo, California 94404

Registration Deadline: Sep 21, noon Eastern time. Each day runs 8:30 am-4:30 pm (registration 8-8:30 am). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. Room block avail: $269+tax+fees/night. Call 650-522-9000 & request IIRP group rate.

Sep 26-29, 2016El Segundo, CA (Los Angeles area)

Hilton Garden Inn LAX/El Segundo, 2100 E. Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, California 90245

Reg Deadline: Sept 21, noon Eastern. Day runs 8:30am-4:30pm (registration 8-8:30am). Morning refreshments & lunch provided. Rm blk $179+tx/night: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/L/LAXAGGI-IIRP-20160925/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Oct 3-6, 2016Dallas, TX

Hyatt Place Dallas - North/by the Galleria, 5229 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Registration Deadline: Sept 28 noon Eastern time. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. Room block available: $140+tax/night. Call hotel to reserve room by Sept 15.

Oct 3-6, 2016Columbia, SC

Saluda Shoals Park, River Center, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29212

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Oct 22, Oct 23, Oct 29, Oct 30Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Registration Deadline: Oct.18th noon Eastern time. day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2016Bellevue, WA (Seattle)

Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Downtown, 11010 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, Washington 98004

Registration deadline: Oct 26, noon Eastern. Each day runs 8:30am-4:30pm (registration 8-8:30am). Morning refreshments & simple lunch provided. Call hotel at 425-454-5888 by Sept 30 for IIRP room block: $209+tx/night.

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2016Evanston, IL (Chicago area)

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Registration Deadline: Oct 26 noon Eastern time. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. Room block available at $179+tx/night. Call hotel (847-475-6400) and request IIRP block.

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2016Napa Valley / Vacaville, CA

Hampton Inn & Suites Vacaville / Napa Valley, 800 Mason Street, Vacaville, California 95688 (convenient to Napa Valley, San Francisco and Sacramento)

Registration Deadline: Oct 26, noon Eastern time. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. Room block available for $109+tax/night. Call 707-469-6200 by Oct 24 for IIRP rate.

Nov 1-4, 2016Milwaukee, WI

Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown, 300 West Michigan Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 USA

Registration Deadline: Oct 27 noon Eastern time. Each day runs 8:30am-4:30pm (registration 8-8:30am). Morning refreshments & simple lunch provided. Rm block avail $129+tx/night. Call 800-321-2211 & ask for IIRP Grad School blk by Oct 10 for reservation.

Nov 14-17, 2016New York, NY

Adelante Studios, 25 West 31st Street, New York, New York 10001, USA

Registration deadline: Nov 9, noon Eastern. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Nov 14-17, 2016Austin, TX

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Event Center, 1 Chamber Way, Georgetown, Texas 78626

Registration Deadline: November 9th, noon Eastern time. Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Nov 14-17, 2016Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Registration Deadline: Nov. 9th noon Eastern time. day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Jan 30-Feb 2, 2017Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando area)

Courtyard Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre, 8501 Palm Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32836 USA

Registration deadline: Jan 25, noon Eastern. Each day runs 8:30am-4:30pm (registration 8-8:30am). Morning refreshments & simple lunch provided. Call hotel at 877-557-0598 by Jan 6 for IIRP rm block: $94+tx/night.

Mar 27-30, 2017Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

May 1-4, 2017Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided.

Canada

Jun 27-30, 2016Rothesay, NB

Hosted by Rothesay Netherwood School, 40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, New Brunswick E2E 5H1, Canada

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments and a simple lunch are provided. Dorm Rooms available at the school: $50+tax/person/night. Call Sandy Phillips at 506-476-1959 for more info.

Pacific Rim

Aug 2-5, 2016Fremantle-Perth, WA

Fremantle Bowling Club, 6 Ellen Street, Fremantle, WA AU | Register-Email: [email protected]  Ph: 08 8326 6540

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Cost: 4-Day Basic: $850.00, 2-Day Options: $495.00.

Aug 30-Sep 2, 2016Torrensville-Adelaide, SA

Thebarton Community Centre, Cnr South Road & Ashwin Parade, Adelaide, SA AU | Register-Email: [email protected] Ph: 08 8326 6540

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Cost:4-day Basic: $950.00 2-day options: $495.00

Nov 8-11, 2016Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne, VIC Australia | To Register, contact: Grace Moncrieff. Phone: 08 8326 6540 | Email: [email protected]

Each day runs 8:30am-4:30pm.(Registration 8-8:30am) Cost:4-day Basic $1200.00 2-day options $660.00

IIRP professional development imparts practical knowledge and skills you can use immediately in your personal and professional life—whether you are involved in education, criminal justice, social services, counseling, leadership, the pastoral field, volunteer or other work.

Supported by extensive research, restorative practices has demonstrated positive outcomes in a wide variety of settings. We’ve consistently seen proactive circles improve behavior and decrease bullying and violence in schools, fair practice improve workplace morale, a restorative conference provide emotional healing for victims, and family group decision making (FGDM) enhance family engagement in social services.

You will receive four books, which are related to each one of the days (The Restorative Practices Handbook, Restorative Circles, Restorative Justice Conferencing and Family Power).

Day 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices HandbookLearn practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, clients, employees and colleagues. 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.

Day 2: Using Circles Effectively

Restorative CirclesCircles 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. Useful in any setting from education and other human services to organizational management.

Day 3: Facilitating Restorative Conferences

Restorative Justice ConferencingInstructional videos and in-depth experiential activities teach you to facilitate a restorative 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.

Day 4: Family Engagement & Empowerment

Family PowerLearn how to engage and empower families through formal and informal strategies that help families develop solutions to their own problems. Participants will learn about formal family group conferences (FGCs), also known as family group decision making (FGDM) conferences, which are helpful to anyone working with families, including social workers, educators, probation or corrections officers, clergy and others.

Graduate credit

Full event: RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices is a 3-credit hybrid course that employs online instruction to build upon your professional development experience. Participation in this 4-day event can be applied toward RP 500. Delve deeper with 12 hours of additional online coursework to gain a deeper understanding of the theories that are the backbone of this practice.

Two-day option: Participation in the first two days of this event fulfills the prerequisite for the graduate course RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action. This online course will help you implement restorative practices in your setting. 

Email or call Jamie Kaintz, Director of Student Services, at 610-807-9221 to learn more.

Tuition at the IIRP is $587/credit. Tuition discounts are available for hybrid courses by contacting the Director of Student Services.

Continuing education credit

Professional development events have been approved by national, state and local professional organizations. Learn more »

Restorative practices has really taken root in our culture and transformed our work with students. Now when there is a problem we do a circle and work it out.

Penny Bailer | Executive Director, City Year Detroit, Michigan, USA

Extremely relevant and if properly implemented in Jamaica would no doubt alleviate the stigma attached to our justice system and our education system. We would be served to embrace and practice this even in our lives!

Phillip Morris | Corporal of Police, Jamaica Constabulary Force, Kingston, Jamaica

This has been a powerful week. I am eager to bring these ideas back to our school. I’m beginning to believe that it might be possible to teach empathy. These processes codify a vision that comes to some innately, but that isn’t out of reach for others who aren’t there yet.

Gillian Mamon | Teacher, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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