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Introduction to Restorative Practices and Circles (2 day training) August 9-10, 2021

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August 9-10; 8:30am - 3:30pm daily

Join teachers and administrators from across the state of Michigan to learn the fundamentals of Restorative Practices (RP) and Circles through an engaging and interactive 2 day training offered by the Neutral Zone.   Workshops are designed to be active, engaging and focused on both theory and practical strategies necessary to implement RP in classrooms and schools.

Maintaining positive school climate is challenging, however growing research demonstrates that restorative RP is one of the most effective strategies for reducing student negative behavior and building positive school climate. 
Restorative Practices offers both proactive and responsive strategies for strengthening relationships. The approach helps to develop relationships among students and teachers which are essential for effective teaching and learning.  When conflict arises, as it naturally does, RP helps build the skills needed to manage the conflict and behavior and restore relationships.

As a result of the two day training participants will be able to:
  • Define RP as twofold: 1)Building community and connection; 2) Repairing harm
  • Name the four components of the social discipline window and characteristics of each
  • Name the three parts of fair process
  • Explain the theory of the compass of shame
  • Define the restorative practices continuum
  • Understand and be able to use affective statements
  • Practice restorative questioning
  • Understand the purpose of circles
  • Introduce and practice different circle structures

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. 

If you want to register multiple people, please call or email Julie Newland.
734-487-4926 or

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue

EMU Student Center

John Weiss 



Please read:  SCECH and Social Work CEU Approved. Parking is included. Please park in Student Center Guest Lot or Bowen Guest Lot. You will receive a parking voucher during class. A light Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Course Fee (USD): 


Registration Closes On
Thursday, August 5, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/9/2021 - 8/10/2021 Weekly - Mon, Tue 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Ypsilanti, EMU Student Center  Map John Weiss