Upcoming Trainings and Workshops in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest

To submit information about your event, please email Ted Lewis and include a web link, contact information, and a brief description.

May 1-4, 2017 

Circle Keepers Summit (Onamia, MN)
This gathering offers an opportunity for facilitators of Restorative Practices within the justice field, family systems, communities, and schools to come together for enhanced learning and fellowship. The Summit provides opportunities to learn, explore, and share on topics including Restorative Practices, Building Capacity as a Facilitator, and Personal Restoration. Horse Ministry experience with Rae’s Hope (cost included in Summit Registration). Cost: $250.00, plus $197.00 for meals and lodging. Conveners: Julie Marthaler and Sharon Hendrichs. Location: Timber Bay Camp Retreat Center, Onamia, Minnesota 56359-9542 Email Julie Marthaler for more information.

June 16-18, 2017 

6th Conference of the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (Oakland, California)
The conference is scheduled when most schools are out of session in hopes that there will be a robust showing of educators similar to the last conference in 2015. More information and registration.

June 19 – 23 (Monday through Friday), 2017

Restorative Practices in Schools Trainings (Minneapolis, MN)
Location: Forest Elementary School, Crystal
The Minnesota Department of Education School Safety Technical Assistance Center is partnering with the Legal Rights Center and Robbinsdale Area Schools to offer the trainings. The sessions are open to anyone who works with youth, including school administrators, school board members, teachers, educational aides, school resource officers, school facilities staff members, student support staff members, school volunteers, family members and community partners. Individuals as well as groups can register for nine different workshops and a Circle Networking Day. CEUs and administrative CEUs are offered for all sessions. Participants can choose from sessions ranging from introductory level to advanced level.
Introductory level trainings: Restorative Practices Foundations, The Circle Process, Restorative Language and Chats
Advanced level trainings: Conferencing to Repair Harm, Circle to Repair Harm, Advanced Circle Keeper Training, Restorative Practices and Special Needs, Family Group Conferencing.
If you have questions about which training is right for you, or need reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Nancy Riestenberg, 651-582-8433.