Restorative Justice Facilitation and Skill-Building Intensive

Course Available
3 Units
Main Campus
Classroom, Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Take the Next Step:  Develop Restorative Justice Skills in this Workshop

This course is an intensive skill-building workshop in restorative practices. The focus is developing facilitation skills necessary for hosting restorative dialogues. Participants will develop skills for both “restorative circles” and “restorative conferences,” two distinct and commonly used restorative practices. Each requires three distinct skill-sets: pre-dialogue preparation and assessment skills; dialogue facilitation; and post-dialogue mentoring and support skills. The course is highly experiential with intensive role play and debriefing.

The skills-based course will focus on three tiers of restorative practice:

Tier I: Restorative circles for community building and improving campus climate
We will focus on restorative circle practices to improve campus culture and build relationships and how to use circles in response to charged community incidents in order to provide inclusive dialogue, healing, accountability, and action plans.

Tier II: Restorative conferences for incidents of harm
This section focuses on restorative approaches to conduct violations from “bread-and-butter” noise or alcohol violations to academic dishonesty to serious incidents that may also include criminal charges.

Tier III: Restorative circles for effective reintegration after separation
This section introduces restorative circle practices to successfully reintegrate community members after periods of separation. Reintegration circles provide reassurance to the community by emphasizing both social support and accountability. The primary focus will be on reentry, such as student return after suspension or incarceration, but other applications will be addressed such as return from medical leave.

This is the second of three required courses for the Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership Certificate, developed by the University of San Diego's Center for Restorative Justice, housed in the Leadership Studies Department in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and facilitated by the Division of Professional and Continuing Education.  The certificate curriculum combines an academic understanding of restorative justice with experiential learning to ensure skillful facilitation, with the goal of building a new generation of restorative justice leaders.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credits in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for those that want to learn more on and implement restorative justice in lieu of the traditional punishment practices.  This includes K-12 educators, and those working for higher education institutions, workplaces, community organizations, and criminal justice agencies.  There is a growing need for skilled practitioners who understand the philosophical underpinnings of restorative justice, its varied applications, and self-reflective, nuanced practice.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to regulations from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of San Diego is unable to enroll students in its online programs who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. This restriction does not apply to applicants interested in a campus-based program. Individuals falling within this restriction are invited to contact USD's Center for Restorative Justice to learn about opportunities to advance their RJ education. Submitting the inquiry form below will be directed to the Center's staff for follow up.  

Course Format: 

  • Summer 2023 (Cohort 006) - Fully online, with weekly synchronous meetings (online Zoom meetings) and weekly asynchronous activities.
  • Spring 2023 & 2024 (Cohort 005 & 007) - These cohorts will meet in-person (Classroom), meeting for 5 consecutive days at the University of San Diego's campus.  Accommodation Recommendations:  Housing, dining, transportation, and parking expenses are not included.  Students are responsible for making arrangements on their own.  We have created a list of hotel accommodations that may be useful in your planning.

ADA Accommodations:  The Center for Restorative Justice is committed to promoting knowledge and academic excellence for all learners. The University of San Diego's Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center helps students with verified disabilities obtain meaningful academic accommodations and support to help improve access to the Center for Restorative Justice and courses.  If you are a student who would like to be considered for academic accommodations, please visit USD's Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center's website and follow the instructions under Requesting Services.

Course Location:  University of San Diego, San Diego, California (for in-person sections only)

Course Materials:  Two text books,

Prerequisites:

EDU-X785R, Introduction to Restorative Justice: A Global Social Movement must be completed before beginning this course.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X786R – 005 09 Jan 202313 Jan 2023 3 $1195

Restorative Justice Facilitation and Skill-Building Intensive

09 Jan 202313 Jan 2023
3
$1195
Classroom
In Person
Justine Darling
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EDU-X786R – 005 – Restorative Justice Facilitation and Skill-Building Intensive

Number of Sessions: 5

Type Date Time Location Instructors
In Person Mon Jan 9, 2023 9:00AM – 4:00PM Main Campus, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
In Person Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:00AM – 4:00PM Main Campus, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
In Person Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:00AM – 4:00PM Main Campus, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
In Person Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:00AM – 4:00PM Main Campus, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
In Person Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:00AM – 12:00PM Main Campus, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

NOTE:   EDU-X785R Introduction to Restorative Justice:  A Global Social Movement course must be completed before beginning this course.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter.

You will be notified of USD's COVID requirements, if applicable, to meet in-person.

Enrolled students are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and transportation arrangements and expenses.

Refund Policy:  To drop a course and receive a refund, students need to drop the course through the MyPCE@USD student account portal by midnight (11:59PT) three days prior to the first day of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% of the course tuition.

Enrollment Open Through:  Maximum enrollment met, or through January 9, 2023 (11:59PT), whichever happens first.

EDU-X786R – 006 14 Jun 202302 Aug 2023 3 $1195

Restorative Justice Facilitation and Skill-Building Intensive

14 Jun 202302 Aug 2023
3
$1195
Online Fixed-Date
Online
Justine Darling

This section is offered in FULLY ONLINE format.

NOTE: EDU-X785R Introduction to Restorative Justice:  A Global Social Movement course must be completed before beginning this course.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes information on how to access course syllabus with Zoom meetings link.

Course Dates:  Wednesday, June 14 – Wednesday, August 2, 2023, synchronous weekly meetings on Wednesdays, and weekly asynchronous assignments (2-4 hours each week)

   Wednesday, June 14        4:00-6:00PM PST
   Wednesday, June 21        4:00-6:00PM PST
   Wednesday, June 28        4:00-6:00PM PST
   Wednesday, July 5           4:00-6:00PM PST
   Wednesday, July 12         4:00-6:00PM PST
   Wednesday, July 19         4:00-6:00PM PST
   Wednesday, July 26         4:00-6:00PM PST
   Wednesday, August 2      4:00-6:00PM PST

Course Format:  Online Fixed-Date with synchronous meetings and asynchronous assignments

Refund Policy:  To drop a course and receive a refund, students need to drop the course through the MyPCE@USD student account portal by midnight (11:59PT) on the third day into the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% of the course tuition.

Enrollment Open Through:  Maximum enrollment is met, or through June 28, 2023 (11:59PT), whichever happens first.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the relationship between theory and practice of restorative justice
  • Distinguish and apply various restorative practices, especially circles and conferencing
  • Demonstrate competence in restorative process from pre-dialogue preparation to dialogue facilitation to post-dialogue mentoring and support
  • Develop strong commitment to facilitation self-reflection and co-facilitator debriefing and support for ongoing skill development
  • Create a community of practice for continued learning

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Testimonials

I thoroughly enjoyed the practice we were able to gain through this restorative justice practicum.

It was a very positive learning experience.

Great instructors, the class design has been really helpful and informational. I have had a great experience so far

You are all so incredible–thank you for doing this! I have learned so much, met so many thoughtful and interesting people, and I am looking forward to another class in the fall!