Restoring Community

Good relationships start with listening.

Listening circles emphasize storytelling for cultivating empathy. They can help your community – workplace, school, organization, neighborhood, university or family – gain a shared sense of understanding and foster emotional connection.

In this webinar, recorded on October 29, 2020, participants heard from skilled facilitators about how listening circles are being used in a variety of settings to address topics ranging from systemic racism and sexual violence, to the impacts of the pandemic and traumatic events.

Panelists included IIRP Lecturer Elizabeth Smull, M.R.P.Y.C., Trisha N. Tinsley, owner of Citizen Coach, and Kevin Jones, M.S., owner of Pathways 2 Restorative Leadership.


Zoom Webinar Instructions

We use Zoom Webinar to present our webinars. The following link provides instructions for joining a webinar.

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System requirements

Operating system

Most Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile operating systems are supported.

Internet connection

Broadband wired or wireless


Download the Zoom application.


4GB or more of RAM recommended

Speakers (USB headset recommended if unmuted by the organizer)

Find complete system requirements here.

It is also possible to join the webinar by phone. Numbers for U.S. and international participants will be provided after you register.