Restorative Practices

Event Information

04/21/2021 - 04/22/2021
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Heritage Christian Reformed Church

A Professional Development Opportunity for All Belong Member Schools

Facilitator: Betsy Winkle, Director of Evaluation Services at All Belong

Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22

This Professional Development opportunity is for any school staff at an All Belong Member School.

Format:  In-person at

Heritage Christian Reformed Church, 3089 84th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

SCECHS: 12 available

All humans are hardwired to connect. Just as we need food, shelter and clothing, human beings also need strong and meaningful relationships to thrive. Restorative practices is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities.

From day one, you will learn a range of strategies you can use every day. You will learn how to set high expectations while being supportive. You will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability. You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

We devote the second day entirely to teaching attendees to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building social capital, resolving social problems and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment. You will learn by participating in circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn how to facilitate. By the end of the day, you will be prepared to return to your setting and run your first circle!


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Kimberly Omanchi

My school is participating in this training but it looks like it is fully booked. Can I still register?

Candy Marek Marek

Is this full?? I still have the 6 other people that I put on my original application to put in. I have their names and emails, ready to go now.

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