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Restorative Conversations: A Responsive Restorative Practice
Tue, May 9, 2017, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Umoja Student Development Corporation defines restorative justice as a mindset that values relationships at the center of community life so that when harm happens, these relationships create space for multiple perspectives to be heard in order to repair the harm. Restorative practices are the tools that allow us to practice restorative justice.
In this workshop, we will learn and practice the skill of facilitating 1-on-1 restorative conversations as a responsive tool for addressing harm. Through experiential means, we will...
Explore how self-awareness and monitoring our internal reactions can make conflicts bigger or smaller in interactions with young people (or adults!)
Discuss and apply listening and questioning techniques as a vehicle for relationship building and repair, reentry from crisis, and resolving personal and inner conflict.
Practice holding effective restorative conversations using Umoja's questioning tool to internalize skills.
Restorative conversations are applicable in a wide variety of spaces with both adults and young people, but educators and youth development professionals will find this session particularly relevant and useful for de-escalating and resolving conflicts with young people.
Please join us for coffee and networking at 8am, and then engage in an interactive and meaningful session with colleagues from across the region! Registration opens on April 4th and will remain open until Wednesday, May 3rd. Space is limited, so please register soon! (Early Bird tickets are available from Apr 4-11.)
***We are offering this workshop as a proud professional development partner of the Chicago Literacy Alliance! If you are a member of the CLA network, don't forget to use your discount code!***
If you have questions, please email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*IL educators can receive 3 CPDUs for this session.