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Training of Trainers in Restorative Practices and Circles (3 day training) December 9-11

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The 3-Day Training of Trainers Program in Restorative Practices (RP) and Circles is only available to individuals who have already completed Neutral Zone’s 2-Day Intro to RP and Circles. 

This highly active and engaging workshop focuses on both theory and practical strategies and will prepare participants to train and coach others in RP and circles.  The training incorporates critical theories of adult learning and social identity to help prepare trainees to be effective in their work training and coaching others.

With the change in Michigan’s state discipline code (August 2017), schools are mandated to “consider restorative practices as an alternative to suspension or expulsion and to remediate offenses such as interpersonal conflicts, bullying, and verbal or physical conflicts”.

This course helps schools effectively meet Michigan’s mandate while building their capacity to promote and strengthen positive school culture, enhance pro-social relationships within the school community and reduce student negative behavior.

As a result of the 3-day training participants will be able to:
  • Reflect on our own social identities and how that impacts our ability to support relationship development and address harm when it occurs
  • Be reflective on our own lived experiences, thoughts, and abilities and to identify the areas where we will be most personally effective as a trainer and the areas where we need to work to improve to better support others in training.
  • Identify the parts of an active-participatory workshop and explain how the parts build on one another and meet adult learning needs.
  • Explain the experiential learning cycle, the framework for debriefing and be able to create effective questions for each part of a debrief
  • Identify and name effective facilitator skills
  • Articulate some of the ancient and modern contexts of RP
  • Identify all of the theoretical components and RP strategies embedded in the 2 day RP training
  • Name and explain the training activities accompanying each section of the 2 day RP training
  • Conduct a peer presentation in RP
  • Adapt workshop activities to successfully meet the goals of an active-participatory workshop.
  • Identify the important aspects of training and coaching others and apply those ideas to a personal implementation plan
  • Identify common challenges in a training setting and practice responding to those

In the event you are unable to participate, substitutions are welcome at any time – just let us know. Please notify us of cancellations and transfers IN WRITING at five (5) business days prior to the start date of the seminar in order to avoid a processing fee. If you do not attend the seminar and do not cancel or transfer prior to the start date, the seminar fee is non-refundable.

Please note that it is our policy to hold all seminars. However, EMU Professional Programs and Training reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any seminar, if necessary, and to substitute presenters. We will gladly issue seminar fee refunds if cancellation is necessary, but we cannot be responsible for any airfare penalties or other travel expenses that may be incurred due to these changes.

In case of inclement weather, please keep up to date at EMU’s Campus Closure Information website. If EMU closes the campus or has a late start, the training will be cancelled. If the campus is open and you do not feel safe to travel, please do not do so. If the course is cancelled or you miss the training due to severe weather, you can use your registration payment at a future training over the next year. If you choose not to reschedule to a future training, you will be refunded minus a $75 administration fee. If you are unable to make a future training, we can provide you a full refund. 

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Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed

EMU Student Center

John Weiss 



Please read:  SCECHs Approved. A light Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. On campus parking will also be validated.

Course Fee: 


Registration Closes On
Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/9/2019 - 12/11/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Ypsilanti, EMU Student Center  Map John Weiss 

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