In-person professional development followed by online coursework
RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices
This course explores the fundamental principles, philosophy, theories, practices, models and skills of restorative practices. Special emphasis will be placed on proactive and responsive circles, restorative conferencing and the informal application of these processes. Issues critical to the development of restorative practices, such as models of human interaction, theories of behavior and current research will be considered. Students will assess the role of human emotion, especially shame, in social relationships. Students will complete 18 hours of coursework online after attending the 4-day Basic Restorative Practices event.
RP 515 Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace
An intensive group experience, this course will immerse students in a culture of restorative practices in class. The course will emphasize self-assessment of both personal and professional styles and growth in restorative practices. Students will also learn to facilitate and implement a professional learning group. Students will complete 30 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace event.
RP 532 Aggression Replacement Training®: Behavioral Interventions that Work
This course is designed to give students practical strategies for intervention with at-risk youth. The course will explore evidenced-based practices such as Aggression Replacement Training® and Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI). The online experience builds on the guided practice portion of the course, by examining social and emotional learning theories as they relate to the philosophical framework of restorative practices. Students will complete 30 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Aggression Replacement Training® event.
RP 535 Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma
This course explores a deeper understanding and application of restorative practices. It uses group processes, emotional dynamics and empowerment strategies to address a wide continuum of harm. Students will complete 30 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma event.
This course requires participation in synchronous skill-building experiences with the instructor and a willing participant with whom to practice compassionate witnessing.
Note: People have been exposed to various levels of trauma in their lives. This course considers the use of restorative practices in cases of grief, trauma and adversity. We advise students to consider establishing an emotional support system for themselves while taking this course.
RP 540 Symposia and Conferences
In this course students build on their participation at an IIRP restorative practices conference, symposium or IIRP-approved event. Students supplement this interactive in-person experience with related readings, writing assignments, and online learning activities as part of a cohesive hybrid-learning course. Students actively evaluate, analyze, and synthesize presentations using restorative practices principles. Students will complete additional hours of coursework online after attending the conference or symposium.
Note: This course is offered every other year, on the odd years (e.g., 2017, 2019, 2021, etc.).
RP 541 IIRP World Conference
In this course students gain credits based on participation and engagement at an IIRP world restorative practices conference. They supplement this direct experience with related readings, writing assignments and online discussions. Students actively evaluate, discuss and critique presentations using restorative practices principles. Students will complete 27 hours of coursework online after attending the conference.