Restorative Practices in Schools Fall Training Institute

We held a FALL Training Institute on Nov 4-6 and 11-12, 2019 at Pickens Technical College in Aurora, CO. The Summer Institute was so successful that we decided to hold a Fall Institute to support all the folks who want to get trained!

This five day institute (2, 3, or 5 day options) in Restorative Practices is a collaborative effort between Restorative Solutions and the Denver Foundation. See our About Us page for details of our training staff.

Stay tuned for details of our 2020 Summer Institute!

(To download the Fall Institute flyer, click here: RPS Fall Institute Flyer 2019)

Gain Critical Understanding and Practical Tools to Build & Sustain a Restorative School Culture

Implementing restorative practices is about supporting the hearts and minds of your students, teachers, staff, and parents so they are focused on strengthening and repairing relationships to establish and maintain healthy and productive learning communities. The focus isn’t just on discipline and responding to behavior concerns. The focus must also be on building connections as a way to prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

This is not “a program” to implement in your school. It is bigger than this…it’s about shifting your entire school culture. The restorative school sees restorative practices as “just a part of how we do things around here”, instead of an occasional tool we use when a child is in trouble.

The possibilities and the potential for transformative change in your school is enormous. The hard work is about aligning principles, values, and prevailing beliefs about the most effective ways to build community. This is an evidence-based approach that is done with your students and staff…not done to your students and staff.

From every day tools for the classroom to school and district-wide implementation strategies, learn about how to achieve dramatic results with Restorative Practices.

Specifics of the training:

Introduction to Restorative Practices in Schools: Nov. 4-6, 2019
Monday – Wednesday ($450)

Participants will explore the fundamental values and principles of restorative practices, and will have opportunities to learn and practice connection circles, restorative language and conversations, and restorative agreement meetings. Attendees receive CEU credits, resource materials, refreshments, a complimentary copy of The Little Book of Restorative Discipline, and continued consultation support.

Restorative Mediation & Conferencing: Nov 11-12, 2019
Monday & Tuesday ($300)

A two-day intensive dedicated to restorative mediation and conferencing for school personnel regularly responsible for addressing discipline issues. Steps in each of these two formal processes will be covered. Coaches will be present during practice sessions and questions regarding integration with existing discipline practices will be addressed. Participants will come away with the tools and knowledge to conduct both restorative mediations and conferencing. On-site opportunities for coaching may be made available upon request.

(To download this year’s flyer, click here: RPS Fall Institute Flyer 2019)

All Classes:  7:45 (arrive time) 8:00 (start time) – 3:00 (end time)


Please contact us for more details or to hold an Institute in your area.

Catherine Childs