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Restorative Teaching Tools (3-Day) Training

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Restorative Teaching Tools (3-Day) Training

Monday, September 16, 2024 2:00 PM - Friday, September 20, 2024 12:00 PM (MDT)


Register Here by June 1, 2024

Join us for an immersive 3-day Restorative Teaching Tools training designed for restorative justice practitioners and trainers seeking to diversify their teaching methodologies. This in-person training will equip you with innovative strategies, activities, and games aimed at transforming your trainings and classes into highly engaging, interactive experiences that foster deep connections and stimulate meaningful dialogue. Whether you’re looking to invigorate your workshops, seminars, or community circles, this training will empower you to design impactful learning experiences in the field of restorative justice. 

You will gain a toolkit of games and activities and learn the art of designing your own experiential activities to meet your community’s learning needs. We invite you to join us for four nights at beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. All training sessions, meals, and accommodations will be provided on site. This beautiful remote mountain setting offers an opportunity for reflection and rejuvenation while building new connections, learning new skills, and having fun!

Prerequisite: We request that training participants have foundational understanding and experience with restorative justice and restorative practices prior to participating in this training. The focus of this course is learning to facilitate activities to teach restorative principles and skills. Therefore, a preexisting knowledge of restorative justice principles and practice is necessary.

Meet Your Facilitators 

This training is facilitated by Kathleen McGoey and Lindsey Pointer, authors of The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools (Good Books, 2020) and The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools for Online Learning (Good Books, 2024).

Kathleen McGoey is a trainer and facilitator of restorative justice practices & conflict transformation. She has an MA in International Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and is the former Executive Director of Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP), where she led community restorative justice programs. Kathleen was first drawn to peacebuilding while working on the U.S.-Mexico border, where she coordinated a service-learning program in Tijuana. In addition to the Restorative Teaching Tools books, Kathleen is the author of Harmonizing Heavens and Earth: A Daoist Shamanic Approach to Elicitive Conflict Transformation (Lit Verlag, 2013).

Lindsey Pointer is an Assistant Professor at Vermont Law and Graduate School and Principal Investigator of the National Center on Restorative Justice. She has a PhD in Restorative Justice from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and is a former Fulbright Fellow and Rotary Global Grant recipient. Lindsey has worked as a restorative justice facilitator, community program manager, educator, and researcher. In addition to the Restorative Teaching Tools books, Lindsey is the author of The Restorative Justice Ritual (Routledge, 2021), and a children’s picture book about restorative justice, Wally and Freya (Good Books, 2022).

Gilbert Salazar will facilitate a series of three workshops over the course of the three-day training. These workshops will incorporate modalities of applied theater, somatic and sensorial work, and arts-based methodologies for reflection and connection. Gilbert Salazar’s work lies in the intersection of community, culture-building and leadership, storytelling and story development, ritual, and theater for healing and liberation. Gilbert has worked in the field of Restorative Justice in schools where he has provided trainings, coaching and curriculum development. Gilbert offers liberatory coaching to educators, artists and practitioners. Gilbert is also a playwright and has produced his first short film, ‘Sippin’’ based on the excerpts of the play in his chapter for Colorizing Restorative Justice. Gilbert uses applied theater techniques and trauma informed strategies in his work as a Restorative Justice trainer, university lecturer, and artist. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Communal, Liberation, Indigenous and Eco-psychologies at Pacifica Graduate Institute.


Training Registration (3-day training): $1,500

Accommodation (4 nights) & Meals (12 meals): Varies from $380 (for tent camping) to $856 (for a single room in an apartment). 

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available. Please submit an application to request a scholarship.

Monday, September 16, 2024 2:00 PM - Friday, September 20, 2024 12:00 PM (MDT)

Please arrive between 2-5 pm on Monday, September 16th. The first meal provided will be dinner at 6 pm. We will gather for a welcome session at 7:30 pm. Training sessions will be held Tuesday-Thursday, September 17-19. The final training session will conclude on Thursday evening. 

Please plan to depart Sunrise Ranch on Friday September 20th. Checkout from accommodations is 11am, and the last meal provided will be Friday lunch, served at noon. Or, stay the weekend to enjoy the beauty of Sunrise Ranch and the surrounding area.

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