Professional development that addresses your greatest challenges
IIRP professional development will provide you with practical concepts and skills that you can use immediately in your personal and professional life, whether you work in restorative justice, schools, social services, counseling, leadership, the pastoral field or as a volunteer.
IIRP professional development is explicit, face-to-face and collaborative — so that you can interact with other knowledgeable professionals to find realistic solutions to the issues you face every day.
Modular and integrated
Each experience is a module in a larger framework that builds toward a comprehensive understanding of restorative practices. Many of our professional development events can stand alone or be part of a graduate course. You can further combine those courses to earn a certificate or master's degree in restorative practices.
Engaging and varied formats
Basic Restorative Practices is our 4-day cornerstone event, offering an introduction to restorative practices concepts and methods for building engagement and responding to harm.
Other events address:
- restorative leadership
- respondng to grief, trauma and adversity
- working with aggressive youth
- applications in faith communities and college campus settings
Symposia and conferences bring together restorative practices experts specializing in education, criminal justice, social work, counseling, leadership and implementation.
Webinars explore a variety of restorative applications.
Continuing education credit
Our professional development opportunities teach practical skills for implementing restorative practices and restorative justice. Schools, associations, and employers have approved our events for professional continuing education credit, including:
- Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 Approved Provider
- National Association of Social Workers–Pennsylvania Approved Provider, pre-approved by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
- New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Provider
- New York City Department of Education Approved Vendor
Vermont residents: The IIRP is a participant in the Vermont Non-Degree Grant Program. For more information, download this flier.
For more information about which events have been pre-approved for continuing education credit, please contact us.
Ask your employer or association if our educational programs are eligible for your continuing education credits or professional reimbursement.