The International Institute for Restorative Practices launches search for its third president.

After seven years in the role, John Bailie, Ph.D., the Second President of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) has resigned his position. Having been with the IIRP nearly 22 years in various roles, the IIRP community has been a huge part of his life. Under Dr. Bailie's leadership, the IIRP and the field of restorative practices has truly come of age.

The IIRP Board of Trustees has formally launched a presidential search supported by consultants from the Association of Governing Boards (AGB). The AGB will be assisted by a Presidential Search Advisory Committee composed of IIRP staff, alumni, students, faculty, and trustees.

The IIRP seeks an accomplished leader who is also an effective and selfless team player, someone who will be the respected head of a graduate school, a substantial continuing education platform, and a consulting service, while working with the Board of Trustees in implementing a progressive and evolving strategy for growth.

The new president will possess the experience, skills, and drive required to help shape the future of this innovative and progressive institution, while exemplifying the character and ethics befitting a highly visible and trusted educational and community leader. The IIRP expects its president to understand and embrace restorative practices, and to be an active restorative practitioner in all aspects of the job.

The new president will be supported by strong leadership at every level, a clear strategic direction, financial sustainability, robust social impact, and a board of trustees composed of community-minded restorative practitioners.

We invite you to view the Presidential Profile on AGB’s website and view the Leadership Profile here. Nominations for this role are also welcome and should be directed to Richard Wueste, Executive Search Consultant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presidential Search Advisory Committee:

  • Dennis DePaul, Co-Chair, Trustee
  • Fernanda Fonseca Rosenblatt, Ph.D., Co-Chair, Faculty
  • Keith Hickman, Executive Director of Collective Impact, IIRP Graduate Student 
  • Jamie Kaintz, Dean of Student Services, IIRP Alumna
  • Kelsey Hindley, Planning Administrator, IIRP Graduate Student
  • St. Claire Adriaan, IIRP Alumnus
  • Stacey Miller Ed.D., Chair, Board of Trustees


  • Search launches March 2022 
  • Application deadline: May 13, 2022
  • Search Advisory Committee selects candidates: May 17, 2022
  • Search Advisory Committee interviews with candidates: May 26 and 27, 2022
  • Finalists meet with IIRP community members during the week of June 5, 2022
  • The Board of Trustees tenders an offer during the  week of June 12, 2022