This course is an opportunity to put theory and skills into practice. The focus is on implementing restorative practices through the development and delivery of restorative program or series of facilitated dialogues. Students will propose a program, deliver it, and write a final report summarizing their success. Experience with restorative facilitation is a core element of certification in restorative leadership (we can’t preach what we haven’t practiced).
This is the third 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.
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 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: This course focuses on implementing restorative justice practices through the development and delivery of a restorative program with a series of facilitated dialogues (online Zoom meetings) and spans a 14-week schedule.
Course Materials: None (all course resources are delivered within the syllabus provided upon enrollment)
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.
Refund Policy: To receive a refund, students need to drop the course through the MyPCE@USD student account portal before midnight (11:59PT) on the third day of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% of the course tuition. No refunds will be issued after this deadline.
Enrollment Open Through: Maximum enrollment is met, or through the first day of the course, whichever happens first.
EDU-X785R, Introduction to Restorative Justice: A Global Social Movement and EDU-X786R, Restorative Justice Facilitation and Skill-Building Intensive must be completed before beginning this course.
NOTE: Both EDU-X785R Introduction to Restorative Justice: A Global Social Movement and EDU-X786R Restorative Justice Facilitation and Skill-Building Intensive courses 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 directions on how to access the synchronous facilitated Zoom meetings, and directions on how to submit your final project.
Course Format: Online Fixed-Date (fully online) with synchronous sessions every Wednesday, and asynchronous assignments with deadlines due within the course.
Course Dates: Wednesday, August 30 – Wednesday, December 13, 2023 with Zoom meetings, Wednesdays, 4:00PM-6:00PM PST.
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Wednesday, November 29 4:00-6:00PM PST
Wednesday, December 6 4:00-6:00PM PST
Wednesday, December 13 4:00-6:00PM PST
Enrollment Open Through: Maximum enrollment is met, or through August 30, 2023 (11:59PT), whichever happens first.
Course Dates: Wednesday, January 31 – Wednesday, May 15, 2024 with Zoom meetings, Wednesdays, 4:00PM-6:00PM PST.
Wednesday, January 31 4:00-6:00PM PST
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Wednesday, May 15 4:00-6:00PM PST
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This was an AMAZING program and I HIGHLY recommend it!
David was an excellent instructor, as was Justine, and her engagement with and support of students were exceptional. I was not expecting the strong sense of community that we built (over zoom!) during the program, and appreciate the network of support and new colleagues and practitioners that I now have. It was a great foundational course both in terms of philosophy/values and also practice. I hope very much that there will be a second, advanced series that might be offered as a continuation of the deep-dive into RJ and the skill building. Thank you for an amazing year, and for the professional and personal growth you have given me.
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