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This 3-week virtual learning community (VLC) will explore Restorative Conferencing. A Restorative Conference is a tier III intervention along the Restorative Practices Continuum. It is a planned, formal circle process led by a trained facilitator to directly address harm that has been done and explore pathways to repair. This is a responsive, guided process to engage with those who both caused and experienced harm, along with the impacted community in order to bring about healing, facilitate reentry, and repair relationships. Learn to use this process as an alternative response to discipline, to create more meaningful accountability, and to foster learning and empathy. Restorative Conferencing is primarily implemented at the secondary and adult/staff level.

Prerequisite: Participation in OEA's Exploring Restorative Practices, OEA's Restorative Practices Solutions Circle, OR experience with restorative practices in your work setting. This is not a beginner's class.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Dates and Times: June 29-July 13. Weekly live sessions (3) on Thursdays from 9:30-10:45 a.m. PST
Cost: Members $0, free as a benefit of membership; non-members $125.