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
Professional development experiences are modules in a larger framework that build toward a comprehensive understanding of restorative practices. Many of our events, symposia and conferences have been designed to stand alone, and have also been approved for various kinds of credit.
Earning graduate credit
Professional development events, symposia and conferences can be taken for graduate credit as part of the IIRP's unique hybrid learning model. With the addition of readings and interactive online coursework, you can delve deeper with our faculty and participate in our graduate level curriculum. Learn more »
Earning continuing education credit
Professional development events have been approved by national, state and local professional organizations. Learn more »
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
- responding 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.
Visitation programs immerse participants in specialized settings using restorative practices in their daily work.
Free webinars explore a variety of restorative applications.