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Canadian International School of Beijing

8 Liangmaqiao Rd, SanYuan Qiao, Chaoyang Qu

Beijing, 100125


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‘The fundamental premise of restorative practices is that people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in authority do things WITH then, rather than To them for FOR them” Ted Wachtel, International Institute for Restorative Practices

This workshop is an introduction to of the key principles of Restorative Practices and Positive Education. These key principles focus on wellbeing, character development and mindfulness. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practices and policies and apply these to the well-being of students and staff within the school environment.

Participants will:

  • Explore how restorative practices provide opportunities for students to discuss and reflect on their actions in order to make more informed decisions

  • Understand how restorative practices can be used to build relationships and promote coperation amongst students and how its benefits student well-being

  • Understand the adult’s role and the questions and dialogue involved in using restorative practices with students and how this can be applied in your own school settings

  • Gain an understanding of the role of Positive Education in the school environment and how this benefits student well-being

  • Have an opportunity to reflect on personal practices and apply the key concepts of Positive Welfare to one’s own educational setting

  • Explore policies and procedures connected to restorative practices and positive education

  • Refine and develop their welfare policy taking into consideration the learning from the workshop on restorative practices and positive education


This workshop is suitable for elementary welfare leaders, classroom teachers, counsellors and senior leaders (examples provided will be from an elementary context)

Workshop Presenter Biography: David Kainey

David has 19 Years of International Education experience in England, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore and has held Middle and Senior Leadership roles over the past 12 years at United World College of South East Asia (East) where he was PYP Coordinator / Coach and as Assistant Head of Elementary Welfare – Student Wellbeing at the Australian International School Singapore since 2015.

David’s current role includes leading the implementation of Restorative Practices and Positive Education across the Elementary School to address student and staff well-being and welfare and working closely with the curriculum coordinator to ensure the implementation of Personal and Social Education (PSE). David is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Elementary school

A passionate educator with over 25 years’ experience. David enjoys traveling, particularly spending time in non-urban environs and has a love of all sports. David has a keen interest in current research on supporting positive student welfare.

Conference Schedule:

Saturday 26 October 2019

0830-0900 Welcome

0900-1030 Session one

1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)

1100-1300 Session two

1300-1345 Lunch (lunch provided)

1345-1545 Session three

Sunday 27 October 2019

0830-1030 Session one

1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)

1100-1230 Session two (conclusion of workshop)

Certificates All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.

Workshop Registration Fee

Early Bird Fee: US$330.00

Registration fee after the 24 July 2019: US$360.00

Registration fee after the 24 September 2019: US$390.00

Request for an invoice and alternative payments (electronic transfer) to the Eventbrite online registration payment system:

Please note that by requesting an invoice for payment and therefore to send money electronically you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Additional Administration Costs: An additional administration fee of US$100.00 . This fee will be included in the invoice.

Late Payments: If paying by invoice and payment for participants is not made prior to the workshops commencing, a late payment fee will be incurred of US$40.00 per person. The school will be invoiced for this following the workshops.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 24 September 2019 or earlier if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed. If the workshop is proceeding you will not receive an email.

Workshop Participation

If Innovative Global Education is informed by by 24 September, 2019 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 24 September, 2019 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.

If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from school or participant by the 5 October free of charge.

Important: Innovative Global Education must be informed by 5 October 2019 of any changes. If any changes are requested after this date, please note, for the change to go ahead there will be an administration fee of US$30.00 charged by invoice for each requested change.


Guang Ming Hotel

Here is a contact for Guang Ming Hotel gmfdbj@126.com

To book the hotel you can visit the website below and book online: http//guangming.hotels-beijing-ch.com/en/

Getting There:

Canadian International School Beijing is a very short walk from the hotel.

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