The IIRP provides restorative practices curriculum materials for those who have completed our Training of Trainers event.

You may use this curriculum, and you are free to deliver and adapt these components, either in person or online, to meet your needs and that of your audience.

Facilitating Restorative Conferences

The Facilitating Restorative Conferences Curriculum provides a template to engage with those who cause and experience harm, along with related community.

All kinds of incidents, from arguments to bullying, racial incidents to property crimes and violence can be addressed in this format.

The elements of the conference can be broken out to inform less formal processes — including restorative circles, small impromptu conversations and one-on-one interactions. Skills you are able to teach include monitoring your own reactions in stressful situations, listening with empathy and creating shared understanding among conflicting parties.

The links below provide the most current training curriculum, including handouts, book excerpts, learning objective maps and videos for you to use in your trainings.

PDFs: Training Materials

VIDEO: How to Facilitate a Conference

VIDEO: From Hostility to Harmony

Recommended Books

We recommend the following book be purchased and distributed to all trainees, as it incorporates excerpts from the curriculum, the conference script, numerous anecdotes and applications, and more.

There are many other books and useful resources to be found in our bookstore.

Trainer Contact

If you have questions or technical issues, please contact Ken Tompey by email at

Additional Resources

We provide additional free resources that you may find useful in your trainings, including:


Presidential Paper Series

Restorative Works Magazine


Community Health