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3/21/2016 to 3/22/2016
When: March 21 & 22, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Skidmore College
Murray Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Presenter: Duke Fisher
Contact: Duke Fisher
(607) 967-5917

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Training in Restorative Practices for K-12 Schools


March 21-22, 2016 
Monday, 9:00-4:00pm 
Tuesday, 9:00-4:00pm 
Skidmore College 
Murray Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
Registration Fee: $350.00 
(Includes lunches and The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools)


In this training, you will gain a thorough understanding of restorative justice principles and practices, strong facilitation skills, practical information about program implementation, and the satisfaction of having participated in a powerful intellectual, emotional, and spiritually-uplifting training experience.

Open to school administrators, faculty, students, and other staff interested in implementing restorative practices in their schools.

Training Topics:

Classroom and climate support: Creating a restorative community in your classroom for engaged academic discussions, meaningful community building, and restorative classroom management.

Restorative conferencing for discipline: Teaching the conferencing methodology for behavioral issues, administrative/superintendent hearings, and restorative disciplinary outcomes.

Other topics to be addressed:

Restorative conversations: Making one-on-one restorative interventions with students successful.

RJ circle processes for faculty: Improving faculty engagement and morale through restorative circles.

RJ reentry process for student transitions and return from suspensions: Developing Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) for students who have been suspended and expelled. Post suspensions, movement between buildings/change of status

RJ for special education issues: Making IEPs more effective through restorative practices.

Restorative parenting: Training and support groups to educate parents and build partnerships

RJ for coaches and extracurricular clubs/organizations: Team management and problem-solving; support for coaches and advisors to help student groups maintain sobriety

Peer facilitation training: Training and support for student-led restorative processes


Meet the Trainer

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Learning Laboratories
2618 State Highway 7
Bainbridge, New York

Duke Fisher has been a trainer of conflict resolution since 1988. Duke is a straight-talking, tireless advocate for respectful collaborative conflict resolution, and gets his point across through the use of wisecracks, good films and experiential exercises known to encourage groups to have fun, take risks and learn from each other. Duke is the lead trainer for the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice bringing restorative practices to schools and universities nationwide. In 1999, he founded Learning Laboratories, an independent training venture that finds creative ways to address difficult topics, including workshops on restorative justice, family conflict resolution, responding to discrimination, and building collaborative teams to assemble care for a differently-abled child. He has brought powerful workshops to schools, universities, conferences, prisons, agencies, and to graduate students at Hofstra Law School, where Duke was until recently a Special Professor of Law. Duke is the 2007 “Lawrence P. Cooke Peace Innovator Award” recipient recognized for his never-ending search for creative methods to support effective learning. He has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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