Restorative Practices in Schools Summer Training Institute

We will be holding our 9th Annual Restorative Practices in Schools Summer Training Institute virtually on June 8-16, 2020. The Summer Institute was very successful and we had people from a variety of states, schools, and locations.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will have to hold this year’s Summer Institute virtually using Zoom. We will also be shortening our training just a little to accommodate for screen time fatigue.

This five day institute (2, 3, or 5 day options) in Restorative Practices is a collaborative effort between Restorative Solutions represented by the main trainers behind Restorative Solutions (Randy Compton, Catherine Childs, Kevin Pugh) and the Denver Foundation.  See our About Us page for details of our training staff.

We hope you’ll be able to attend our 2020 Summer Institute!

(To download the 2020 flyer, click here: RPS Summer Institute Flyer 2020)

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.

Circle Round logoThis 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: June 8-9, 2020
Monday – Tuesday ($300)

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: June 11, 2020
Thursday ($150)

A one-day intensive dedicated to restorative mediation for school personnel regularly responsible for addressing discipline issues. Steps in this 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.

Active Implementation & Evaluation: June 15-16, 2020
Monday – Tuesday ($300)

This two-day workshop translates cutting-edge research in implementation science into practical tools to develop your own full spectrum prevention-to-intervention restorative practices implementation and evaluation plan. Topics include: understanding organizational culture, identification of strengths and roadblocks, stakeholder participation and support, professional development recommendations, crafting restorative codes of conduct, staff and administrator evaluation rubrics, using restorative practices to address staff and student conflict, building a sustainable community of practice and developing an evaluation plan. Participants will come away with a full understanding of best practices for restorative practices implementation for the unique needs of their school and/or district. Attendees receive CEU credits, resource materials, refreshments, a complimentary copy of Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools, and continued consultation support.

(To download this year’s flyer, click here: RPS Summer Institute Flyer 2020)

All Classes:  8:00 (arrive time) 8:30 (start time) – 4:00 (end time)


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

Randy Compton