(Merrill) Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: Prairie River Middle School
106 N. Polk Street
Merrill, WI 54452
Facility: Library Media Center
10/19/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration 8:00-8:30 am
11/30/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration 8:00-8:30 am

(Merrill) Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

October 19 and November 30, 2018

Workshop 8:30 am-3:30 pm; Registration 8:00-8:30 am

Prairie River Middle School Library
106 N. Polk Street, Merrill, WI  54452
Contact: Carol Zabel, CESA #10
(715) 720-2145

From day one, you will learn a range of practices you can use every day. You'll learn how to set high expectations while being supportive. You will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability. You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

DAY 1: Participants will understand key concepts of restorative practices, including:

  • Fundamental Hypothesis/Social Discipline Window
  • Fair Process
  • Psychology of Affect
  • Restorative Practices Continuum

We devote the second day entirely to teaching attendees to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building social capital, resolving social problems and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment. You will learn by participating in circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn how to facilitate. By the end of the day, you will be prepared to return to your setting and run your first circle!

DAY 2: Participants will:

  • Understand the purpose of the circle process and how circles can be used in your setting
  • Learn the necessary skills to prepare and facilitate restorative circles

AUDIENCE:  Administrators, School Counselors, Social Workers, and Teachers


(800) 514-3075;

COST:  $200.00 registration fee per person
(Handouts, lunch and refreshments are included)


SEND PAYMENT TO: CESA #4, 923 East Garland Street, West Salem, WI  54669 ATTN: Mary Devine

PLEASE include and clearly define: Participant name, exact name of workshop, and date with all checks or purchase orders. Thank you!

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.