illume: Restorative Culture Shift Institute is open for applications!

Join the inaugural cohort of emerging Restorative Justice practitioners for a 6-month learning journey through core knowledge and skills for using Restorative Practices in a range of settings including K-12 schools, colleges & universities, nonprofits, workplaces, government agencies, and community settings.

Designed for a range of practitioners, from those new to Restorative Practices to those already practicing, illume: Restorative Culture Shift Institute offers structured learning sessions, self-directed application, monthly cohort coaching calls, and access to a Restorative Justice Resource Bank.

Applications Close: Friday December 11, 2020

SESSION DESCRIPTION (all times are in Pacific Time)

DateSession & Description
January 5, 2021

5-6:30pm
Orientation

Meet and connect with fellow cohort participants and CCEJ staff that will be facilitating illume. In this community building session, we will begin to build relationships, define our shared culture, and review key logistical information
January 12, 2021

5-7pm
Online Introduction to Restorative Justice Practices

As we all learn to navigate through this era of COVID-19, Restorative Justice continues to help us center what matters. Grounding the start of ilume, this introductory training will provide participants with exploration of the theoretical foundations of Restorative Justice and a virtual circle experience to provide direct grounding in CCEJ’s approach to Restorative Practices.
January 26, 2021

5-6pm
Monthly Cohort Coaching Call
February 2, 2021

4-7pm
Introduction to Online Games & Teambuilders

In moving all our work to virtual spaces, many of us have struggled with finding engaging ways to build and sustain relationships with our peers, clients, partners, and students. This session will provide strategies for building and strengthening relationships and connections through online platforms. We will explore tools like games, story sharing, and dialogue to cultivate joy and vulnerability in service of authentic connections.
February 23, 2021

Community Building Circle Facilitation

Focusing on the framework, values, and practices that serve as the foundation of Restorative Practices, this training will immerse participants in Community Building Circles. By reflecting on personal values, communication styles, and comfort in practicing intentional vulnerability, participants will strengthen their readiness for Community Building Circles. Participants will also practice planning and facilitating Community Building Circles.


Session 1 – February 11th, 4-7pm
Session 2 – February 16th, 4-7pm
Session 3 – February 18th, 4-7pm
February 23, 2021

5-6pm
Monthly Cohort Coaching Call
March 2, 2021

4-7pm
Trauma Sensitivity and Restorative Practices

This training introduces basic trauma theory and the embodied effects of traumagenetic experiences while providing opportunities to connect with personal and collective resiliency practices. We will explore key principles fundamental to a trauma informed approach and engage Restorative Practices, including Circles, as a trauma sensitive modality. This training includes self-reflection, storytelling, and concept presentations.
March 11, 2021

4-7pm
Grounding for the Practitioner: Emotional Regulation Strategies

Tending to personal feelings while holding space for circle participants is a challenging task required of all Restorative Justice practitioners. In this training, we will explore strategies for managing challenging emotions, activation of our traumas, and stress that can arise when holding space for others. We will also discuss ways to view powerful emotions as a source of generative growth both for the practitioner and circle participants, and to cultivate appropriate boundaries.
March 16, 2021

4-7pm
Restorative Practices for Racial Justice

In this session, we will explore the transformative potential from grounding Racial Justice processes in Restorative Justice values and practices. Focusing on interpersonal relationships, participants will explore strategies for activating Restorative Justice values in addressing racialized harm and nurturing accountability. Specific dynamics that will be explored include addressing Anti-Blackness, conflict between People of Color, restorative strategies for balancing unequal power dynamics, balancing asks placed on Black and other People of Color with necessary boundaries to prevent further harm, and cultivating restorative accountability instead of shaming. Finally, participants will explore ways to connect Racial Justice work at the interpersonal level with transformative efforts at the structural level.
March 30, 2021

5-6pm
Monthly Cohort Coaching Call
April 8, 2021

4-7pm
Restorative Dialogue

All humans need to be seen, heard and understood. Each interaction we have brings us closer or further from that vision. Restorative Dialogue empowers us to respond to challenges with others through a relationship centered lens in a variety of structured and unstructured settings. In this training, we will explore dialogue skills that affirm positive relationships and provide interventions to shift relationships towards accountability and self-directed actions.
April 15, 2021

4-7 pm
Restorative Practices at Home

In this session, participants will explore the opportunities and challenges of bringing Restorative Practices to family settings. Focusing on strategies for adapting Restorative Practices for use with loved ones, participants will reflect on setting appropriate boundaries, defining clear ethics, and discerning inappropriate situations. Special attention will be placed on using Restorative Practices with children and navigating intergenerational challenges.
April 22, 2021

5-6pm
Monthly Cohort Coaching Call
May 2021Harm & Conflict Advanced Circle Facilitation

Participants will learn specific strategies to address harm and conflict in restorative ways that center relationships and minimize exclusion. Building on the Community Building Training, this advanced skill-building session will help participants unpack conditioned conflict responses, roleplay specific harm scenarios, and lead re-entry circles to gain firsthand practice with restorative responses in addressing ruptures in relationships.

Session 1 – May 4th , 4 – 7pm
Session 2 – May 13th, 4 – 7pm
Session 3 – May 18th, 4 – 7pm
Session 4 – May 27th, 4 – 7pm
June 10, 2021

4-7pm
Adapting Virtual Training to In-Person Circles

Trainings happening online have unique strengths and challenges that are different from in-person trainings. In this training, participants will explore strategies for converting existing virtual practices for circles to in-person versions. Close attention will be placed on ensuring a supported transition for circle participants, and for structuring appropriate circle topics for processing change.
June 24, 2021

5-7pm
Graduation

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