The International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP) Using Circles Effectively is a cost-effective way to achieve lasting change that enhances and builds relationships between students, staff, and parents, improve student behavior, reduce violence and bullying and creates a sense of community.
This professional development is designed to be sustainable with minimum investment after the initial training at the school. The IIRP's training materials, videos, presentations, and evaluations are used to deliver quality training.
DAY 2: USING CIRCLES EFFECTIVELY:
Circles facilitate conversation and encourage full participation, but there are optimal ways to utilize this process that promote truly meaningful communication.
Through video, practice and discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using circles to build community, establish norms and address behavior and relationships. Useful in any setting from education and other human services to organizational management.
Cost includes: "The Restorative Practices Handbook" and "Restorative Circles in Schools" and lunch both days.
*It is recommended that schools/districts register a small team that will be able to influence the implementation of RP in their setting.