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upcoming trainings

In-Person Workshop

Deeper Dive Restorative Practices Training for In-School Practitioners

TBD

Georgia Conflict Center is hosting a Deeper Dive Training for In-School Restorative Practitioners this Spring, 2023.  This 2-day in-person training is intended for restorative practitioners who have already had significant training in restorative practices (either through GCC or a similar organization) and have been involved in implementation and would benefit from a space of focused reflection and learning to move forward with RP implementation in your school community.

Training Objectives

  • Explore the Restorative Practices Theory of Change and Systems Change Theory generally.
  • Explore school climate transformation and the range of proactive and responsive interventions to strengthen school culture and climate.
  • Reflect on strategies for building restorative capacity within the school community
  • Reflect on restorative approaches for responding to complex conflict and harm within the school community
  • Build a roadmap for expanding restorative approaches, systems and structures within your school community
  • Explore practices for self-care and sustaining the restorative practitioner

  • In order to participate in the training, we ask that you confirm the following prerequisites:
  • I have participated in an intensive introductory Restorative Practices training totaling at least 12 hours of training time;
  • I have been involved in school-based restorative practices implementation for at least one full school year.

Dates and Location

  • Training dates will be announced soon.
  • Training location will also be announced soon, but will likely take place in Athens, Ga or nearby. Lunch will be provided.


Cost

$500 total, which includes lunch both days and a Deeper Dive RP Implementation Resource Manual (scholarships available based on need.  Please indicate your desire for scholarship support within the registration form).

If you are interested in taking advantage of this deeper dive training opportunity, please fill out this form and we will follow up with you at our earliest convenience.Thanks so much and we look forward to being with you in Circle!Trainer Information: While we may be joined by other Restorative Practices Professionals for this training series, the lead trainers for this training are GCC Executive Director, Daniel Malec and GCC Restorative Practices Programs Manager, Mariah Foote.

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In-Person Workshop

Restorative Circle Facilitation In-Person Training with Janice Jerome

Friday, February 17th from 8am - 4pm

Georgia Conflict Center is hosting a 1-day in-person Restorative Circle Facilitation training, led by one of the nation's leading experts, Janice Jerome.  Participants will first read and work through Ms. Jerome's Simple Restorative Circles Workbook, a prerequisite for participating in this training. Then, participants will participate in a 1-day training to reflect and practice.

Training Objectives

  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Restorative Circle Facilitation Principles and Practices;
  • Participants will have the opportunity to design and facilitate their own Restorative Circles.

Cost

$350 total, which includes lunch and the Simple Restorative Circles Workbook (scholarships available based on need.  Please indicate your desire for scholarship support within the registration form).

If you are interested in taking advantage of this Restorative Circles training opportunity, please fill out this form and we will follow up with you at our earliest convenience.Thanks so much and we look forward to being with you in Circle!

Trainer Information: While we may be joined by other Restorative Practices Professionals for this training, the lead trainers for this training are GCC Restorative Coordinator and Founder of Restorative Justice Institute of Atlanta, Janice Jerome, and GCC Executive Director, Danny Malec.

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Virtual Training

Spring 2023 Introductory Restorative Practices Virtual Training Series

February 27th, 2023 - April 10th, 2023

The Georgia Conflict Center invites you to our Spring, 2023 Introductory School-based Restorative Practices Virtual Training Series, which will take place via 6 asynchronous training modules and 6 synchronous Zoom sessions.

The virtual training, and associated reading, reflection and Group Zoom sessions, will total nearly 16 hours of training, depending on how deeply you engage the reading and reflection components. Training participants who participate in all training sessions will receive a training certificate.

Following each asynchronous training module, we will convene a Zoom Session to delve deeper into the material presented in the asynchronous training module.

Dates

  • Asynchronous Virtual Training modules released weekly beginning the week of February 20, 2023.
  • Zoom sessions will take place weekly (likely on Mondays at 5pm) for 6 weeks beginning the week of February 27 and ending the week of April 10 (there will not be a Zoom session on Monday, April 3).


Modules

  1. An Introduction to School-based Restorative Practices and the Fundamentals of a Whole School Approach to restorative practices implementation
  2. Building Community One Circle at a Time: An overview of Community-building Circles as a Foundational Tier 1 practice to building positive school culture
  3. Strengthening your Restorative Mindset: An intentional focus on your thoughts and beliefs as a pathway to build healthy relationships and a productive learning environment
  4. Putting Your Words Where Your Mind Is: Restorative Communication, rooted in nonviolent communication, utilizes empathic principles to connect with ourselves and others, especially when emotions are high
  5. Responding Restoratively to Conflict, Harm and Wrongdoing: An introduction to responsive restorative approaches for dealing with conflict, harm and wrongdoing
  6. Creating Restorative Spaces - The intersection of a Restorative and Trauma-informed Approach to Discipline and Culture


Cost
The cost of the training is $400, though scholarship funding is available upon request.

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