This series deepens and enhances the foundational self-awareness, skills, and practices cultivated in the Restorative Justice Foundations course through a focused exploration and practice of hosting circles for various purposes and skillful development of restorative consequences through restorative conversations. In these workshops, participants will explore the power of questions to hold space in circles and advance reflection and repair in restorative conversations. This course can optionally include an additional Peace Circle training to extend these skills into effective facilitation of peace circles.
• Explore many types of circles that may apply to diverse groups including celebration, support, re-entry, and healing.
• Crafting compassionate questions, setting norms, and arranging physical space to hold more complex, emotionally-charged circles.
• Understand the essential qualities of restorative consequences and how they differ from punitive or zero-tolerance consequences.
• Conduct restorative conversations to develop restorative consequences that align with the student’s behavior.