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This workshop is now full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Kelly Quintana at kquintana@oakland.edu.

Restorative Conferences

Restorative Practices Workshop: Facilitating Restorative Conferences (2-Day Event)

An educational workshop sponsored by Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services

Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8, 2017
 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meemic Insurance Building, Auburn Hills, MI (map)
Overview

Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services is pleased to announce the Facilitating Restorative Conferences workshop to be held at the Meemic Insurance Building in Auburn Hills, MI on Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8.

Restorative conferences allow those who have been most affected by an incident to share their feelings, describe how they have been affected and develop a plan to repair the harm done and prevent recurrence. The process is useful for K-12 schools, criminal justice, higher education and workplaces. This workshop is a continuation of the Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively workshop.

Workshop participants will explore in depth a formal restorative justice process for addressing harm and wrongdoing. Through instructional videos and in-depth experiential activities, you will learn how to facilitate a restorative conference, in which everyone impacted by wrongdoing can share how they have been affected and have a say in how to repair the harm. This formal circle is used to address incidents where harm has occurred and fosters more positive outcomes than mere punishment in education, criminal justice, youth work, organizational and other settings.

Please note: It is strongly recommend that attendees at the Facilitating Restorative Conferences workshop have previously attended the Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively workshop. This allows attendees to construct a solid foundation of restorative practices fundamentals that they will then build upon during the Facilitating Restorative Conferences event. 

Goals and Benefits of the Workshop
All attendees will also learn about:

  • True stories that illustrate the emotional dynamics and healing potential of restorative conferences as compared to more punitive approaches
  • Interactive exercises that help to identify who should be invited to a conference and how to prepare them for the conference
  • Reintegrating people who have caused harm back into their community
  • Attendees will receive the instructional books: Restorative Justice Conferencing: Real Justice and The Conferencing Handbook
  • Educators can earn SCECHs
  • Light refreshments and lunch provided each day
Presenter

Bill Boyle is the former Director of the Model Center, Bowers Academy and Equity Programming in Bloomfield Hills Schools. He has 31 years of experience as a teacher, athletic coach and administrator at all levels of K-12 education. Bill has worked diligently to form schools that serve as places of belonging for all students as the foundation for learning. He currently serves as an consultant, coach and facilitator for schools, non-profits and the private sector specializing in the areas of Restorative Practices and Equity Literacy. Bill is the Executive Director for the Michigan Network for Equity in Education and is an instructor for the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

Session Topics

Session topics for the Facilitating Restorative Conferences workshop will include:       

  • Explore in depth a formal restorative justice process for addressing harm and wrongdoing
  • Learn how to facilitate a restorative conference
  • Learn about the emotional dynamics and healing potential of restorative conferences as compared to more punitive approaches
  • Review interactive exercises that help to identify who should be invited to a conference and how to prepare them for the conference
  • Learn how to reintegrate people who have caused harm back into their community 
How to Register

This workshop is now full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Kelly Quintana at kquintana@oakland.edu

  • Workshop Registration Fee: $175 (Price includes two books, Restorative Justice Conferencing: Real Justice and The Conferencing Handbook)
  • SCECHs Fee: Additional $10
  • Parking is free at the Meemic Insurance Building
  • Lunch will be provided to all participants each day

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Quintana, Assistant Program Coordinator
kquintana@oakland.edu 
(248) 370-3997