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Restorative Practices Capacity Building & Sustainability

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Capacity Building with Training of Trainers

Building a relational and restorative school, district or organization requires forward thinking and long-term planning. To ensure success for many years, we highly recommended launching a strategy that right from the start includes training and coaching internal capacity building.

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Why is internal capacity building important?  

  • Have the skills and materials needed to on-board new staff members

  • Offer refresher professional development at your own convenience

  • Enhance relational and restorative skills and competencies among your community

  • Communicate long term vision and commitment 

  • Cut down on extra costs associated with hiring an external consultant or trainer  

How to build internal capacity?

Step 1: Identify Relational and Restorative Champions

Find the individuals in your community that feel strongly about the importance of relational and restorative practices and are passionate about the positive impact it will have. 


Step 2: Attend a RP Training of Trainer Course

Invest in your champions to become your own RP trainers and coaches. This empowers your community with the skills and materials needed to be self-sustaining. There will always be a need to continue introducing your staff, students and families to RP.  


Step 3: Build Systems for Peer Coaching

Provide opportunities for the celebration of successes and troubleshooting of challenges. Dedicating time for peer sharing and support conveys strong leadership, reinforces commitment and high expectations, and provides necessary support to strengthen the practice.  


Step 4: Schedule Your Trainings

Put your RP trainers to work. 

Determine what type of on-going training or professional development will be most beneficial and get them on the master calendar (as quickly as possible before all the PD slots fill up!). 

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What is different about our Training of Trainers Course?

Many ToT courses focus on learning to read a training script alongside a deck of slides, and well…that’s about it.  Our course is different in that it is spread over the course of four months, allowing participants to dive deeply into their own relational and restorative practice in order to be an authentic and experienced trainer.

Yes, our trainers will also receive a beautiful script and slide deck ready to go, but as a result of the course they will have the ability to customize the material according to the unique needs of their community. 

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Restorative Practices
Training of Trainers Course (ToT)

Course Description:

This live instructor, online RP ToT course is a personalized, high quality and intensive training program designed to prepare individuals advancing on to become RP trainers and coaches to facilitate the 2-day Introduction to RP & Proactive Practices training (including circle practice).


Course Completion

At the completion of the course, participants will receive all materials needed to move forward as a trainer, including:

  • Certificate of completion issued by the Center for Relational Practices (Participants are welcome to submit this certificate to their accrediting body for Continuing Education Credit consideration.)

  • Trainer scripts for:

    • 2-day Introduction to Restorative Practices & Proactive Practices & Circles Training

  • Slide deck

  • Handbooks & training workbooks

  • Extensive supplemental resources


Course Structure: 

Each session will focus on a portion of the training material, presenter/trainer skill building, peer coaching and general implementation coaching.  

In between sessions participants will work on assignments to support their learning, presentation practice and skill building. 

Participant Requirements:

Maximum # of Participants: 10​

  • Established community in which you are planning to offer RP trainings

  • Attendance at all ToT sessions and completion of all assignments are required to successfully  complete of the course

Cost: $1,750 per person (+2% processing fee)

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