The Collaborative Center for Restorative Practices in Higher Education (the Collaborative Center) is an academic center within the International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School (the IIRP). In alignment with the IIRP mission, we aim to build a community where higher education practitioners and scholars can learn together, develop relational competencies, find camaraderie, co-create new knowledge, and implement restorative practices in higher education. As the Collaborative Center grows, we will explore opportunities to create outreach initiatives such as dialogues and webinars along with the current offerings listed below.
At its core, the Collaborative Center is an academic center that seeks to engage in rigorous and collaborative research. To this end, we are committed to conducting and supporting research initiatives that generate new knowledge and spur innovation, challenge assumptions and old narratives, and contribute to developing equitable and inclusive higher education communities with restorative practices. Our research is in alignment with the IIRP Research Agenda.
Coaching & Consulting
The IIRP Graduate School has been developing approaches for fostering positive workplace culture and community for decades, and now the Collaborative Center combines the vast experience of IIRP coaches and consultants with the expertise of restorative practices scholars and practitioners to offer a variety of services specifically for colleges and universities.
Our services are built on a philosophy of collaboration and co-creation, so they can be customized to meet your unique needs. Offerings include:
- Executive and leadership coaching
- Program development
- Visioning and strategic planning
- Peer review of programs and processes
- Cultural and climate audits
- Search services