Restorative Community Conference Facilitator Training, with David Vinegrad

  • 21 April 2015
  • 9:30 AM
  • 22 April 2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105

This 2 day program aims to equip participants with the skills necessary to facilitate Restorative Community Conferences. This intervention is founded on the principles and philosophies of Restorative Justice and is the most formal of the wide range of restorative practices available to address serious wrongdoing in schools and organisations.
Restorative Community Conferences are gaining world wide support and attention as an effective way to manage and repair the harm caused by crime, mistakes and wrongdoing in our schools, community and workplaces. These conferences bring together the community most affected by wrongdoing to provide understanding, explore and repair harm and put in place safeguards for the future allowing people to move on. It is a communitarian response based on collective accountability that builds social capital and brings organisational values to life.
Participants will be skilled in the processes of conference planning and facilitation of small and large groups to manage incidents and anti-social behaviours including bullying, assault, theft, vandalism or abuse to chronic non-attendance and low level non-compliance.
 How can we engage the school community in meaningful dialogue in efforts to repair the harm from wrongdoing and crime and provide concrete lessons about social responsibility?
 How can we assist students to be thoughtful and reflective about their behaviour and reduce bullying?
 How can we teach emotional intelligence and social competencies in ‘real’ settings?
 How can we reduce the stress and responsibility felt by student managers and workers when addressing wrongdoing and build partnerships with parents and carers?
 How can we provide meaningful ways for students to develop self-discipline and to ‘own their behaviour’?
This 2 day workshop is ideal for people working in student management roles, Assistant Principals, Principals, student support staff and members of student wellbeing and behaviour management teams. It is important that participants have some degree of prior training and knowledge of Restorative Practices.
Cost is $540.00 per person including a training manual, refreshments and lunch on both days.
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PO Box 475, East Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria 3002
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