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(Ypsilanti, MI) Training of Trainers in Restorative Practices and Circles; August 7-9, 2024

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August 7-9, 2024
8:30am - 3:30pm Daily


17 SCECHs (with a $25 administration fee)
18 SW CEUs (no cost)

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

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


Class Details

3 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed, Thu, Fri

EMU Student Center

John Weiss 



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

Course Fee (USD): 


Registration Closes On
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 @ 12:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/7/2024 - 8/9/2024 Weekly - Wed, Thu, Fri 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Ypsilanti, EMU Student Center  Map John Weiss 

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