IIRP UK & Ireland present a one-day conference: "Putting Theory into Practice:
The Restorative Way" in Swansea, Wales on November 29, 2012. Belinda Hopkins, of Transforming Conflict, writes on her blog:
"Our colleagues at the UK branch of the International Institute of Restorative Practices are branching out and organizing their first ever UK home-grown conference. They are having it in Swansea which has been making great headway spreading restorative practice across the city.
"CEO Les Davey, a friend and hugely respected colleague for many years, has kindly invited us to be there and share what we offer. Come along and join us there - support what Swansea is doing and continue to spread the word.
"The IIRP and Transforming Conflict share the same vision for a restorative society and many people have benefitted from training from both organizations. In fact for many years we shared some of the same trainers! We like to think we complement what the other is offering, and encourage people to find out more about what both organizations can do to help."
There will be a wide array of speakers and workshop leaders working in schools, government, prisons, community organizations, youth justice and business. Plenary speakers include Billy Nicol National Service Support Manager, Sacro, Scotland; Lizzie Nelson Director, Restorative Justice Council; Kelvin Doherty Assistant Director, Youth Justice Agency, N. Ireland; and Marian Quinn CEO, CDI West Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.
Davey wrote to extend a personal invitation: "With such a great line up of confirmed speakers, coupled with a wide choice of topics and related workshops, this conference promises to be a 'must attend' restorative practices and approaches event. Restorative practitioners, those implementing such approaches, decision makers and those who want to discover what restorative practices are all about (plus how and where they have and can be applied), will find sessions to meet their needs. Having such a host of experienced practitioners, implementers and exhibitors gathered in one place offers a great source of information and advice to attendees. Come and be a part of it!"
Early bird pricing is 95 pounds until October 31, 2012.