Drawing on the work of Canada's original restorative justice pioneers and best practices around the globe, this course will deliver the essential skills of convening harm-focused dialogue processes within organizational and educational settings. This is a highly interactive workshop where participants will practice and gain confidence in facilitating a model of dialogue that is participant driven, culturally sensitive and empowering for all involved.  

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Clearly articulate the principles of restorative justice as contrasted with retributive justice.
  • Understand common needs experienced by people who have directly and indirectly suffered harm, and those who have caused harm.
  • Conduct initial and preparatory meetings with participants in restorative justice.
  • Articulate key strategies for managing power imbalances.
  • Understand and practice a process of facilitating an encounter between people involved in a harmful incident.

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for those interested in integrating restorative justice principles and practices within their school, business or other organizational context.  Previous training in interpersonal communication and/or group facilitation is an asset.  Course delivery includes lecture, discussion, skill development, video and facilitation practice.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Community Justice Initiatives Association