Restorative Practice Training Workshops For Schools 21st - 24th March 2011 Bruce Schenk, Ang Kok Ser Daniel and Goh Chor Siang Conducted at the National Volunteer and Philanthropic Centre 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-88, The Central, (s) 059817 Bruce Schenk Bruce has served as a full-time chaplain for over twenty years at Brookside Youth Centre in Cobourg, Ontario, a secured custody facility for young offenders. For more than a decade now, he has been extensively involved in restorative justice development in many settings. This includes being a restorative practice advisor, project developer and trainer for the Kawartha Pine Ridge and Durham District School Boards as well as Catholic and other public school boards across Ontario and other parts of Canada. In addition to working with schools, he has been involved with restorative practice facilitation, training, consultation and development in various settings such as youth and adult justice, the workplace and the wider community. Bruce is also very engaged in pioneering work in faith communities applying restorative principles and practices. Bruce has been a policy analyst with Ontarios Ministry of Children and Youth Services as the lead for restorative justice with the province’s Youth Criminal Justice Act Implementation Team, a regional co-coordinator for Chaplaincy Services Ontario, and the provincial coordinator for the Ontario Multifaith Coun- cil Reintegration Program for ex-offenders. Currently, Bruce is the Director of The Interna- tional Institute For Restorative Practices – Canada and is recognized internationally for his work. He is happily married with three grown children.
Restorative Practice Training Workshops For Schools 21st-24th March 2011Daniel Ang Kok Ser Bruce Schenk, Daniel Ang Daniel has been instrumental in startingthe process with the International Institute of and Goh Chor SiangRestorative Practices (IIRP) to accredit the Centrefor Restorative Practice training under the Lu-theran Community Care Services. He works close- Goh Chor Siangly with Terry O Connell (IIRP Australia) and BruceSchenk (IIRP Canada) in working towards the ac-creditation. He presented a paper on Establishing Chor Siang has a Master in Guidance andExplicit Practice in Embedding Restorative Cul- Counselling from James Cook University, Bache-ture at the 13th IIRP World Conference in Hull. He lor of Science major in Applied Psychology fromis a certified Restorative Conferencing Facilitator University of Southern Queensland and Bacheloras well as a certified Trainer of Trainers for the of Science major in Mathematics and PhysicsRestorative Practice Framework, Circles and Con- from National University of Singapore. Cur-ferencing Facilitator. rently, Chor Siang is a registered Counsellor of Singapore Association for Counselling and Social He provides consultation for the training Service Practitioner with Singapore Associationand implementation for restorative practice of Social worker. She is a certified trainer forframework to primary and secondary schools, as the Restorative Practices (RP) Framework, RPwell as facilitating restorative circle and confer- Circles and RP Restorative Conference Facilita-ences. His team of more than 20 counsellors, so- tor courses by International Institute for Restor-cial workers and psychologists received training in ative Practices (IIRP).the different aspects of restorative justice andused it effectively with students in the Social Chor Siang has more than 10 years ofEmotional Learning, Enhanced Step-Up and Time- working experience with both children andOut Programmes, as well as the PODZ mentoring youth in the areas of youth work, outreachingprogramme with the Singapore Girls’ and Boys’ and residential services for delinquents. SheHome. Importantly, Daniel has integrated suc- was formerly a Senior Rehabilitation Officer incessful restorative practices with solution focused Toa Payoh Girls’ Home from March 2000 to Juneapproaches for teaching and learning for effective 2005. She joined Lutheran Community Careclassroom governance. Services in 2007 as a Senior Counsellor. She was involved in children and youth work in the Daniel has an MA in Education and Human school. Her work includes individual and groupDevelopment from George Washington University counselling, conducting assembly talks and par-and is a Certified Solution Focused Brief Therapist enting talks to pupils and their parents, con-(CSFT) from the Canadian Council of Professional ducting home visits and providing counselling toCounsellors (CCPC). Currently, he is the Executive the parents. She continues to work with at-Director of Lutheran Community Care Services risks youth from the Singapore Girls’ and Boys’Ltd. He sets up the Centre for Restorative Prac- Homes under Podz Mentoring programme.tice (CRP) to promote restorative practice inschools, institutional, residential homes and Currently, Chor Siang is heading theworkplace settings. The Centre aims to become a Centre for Restorative Practice (CRP) to pro-resource and equipping centre, carrying out ac- mote restorative practice in schools, institu-tion research project for the different application tional residential homes and workplace settings.of restorative justice. She had integrated RP Circles into programmes like Social Emotional Learning and Time-OutContact Daniel at: Daniel.Ang@lccs.org.sg Programme. Contact Chor Siang at: email@example.com
Workshop One - Day 1(21st March)Embedding Restorative Practice Framework for Building EffectiveRelationships for Teaching and Learning 21st March 2011, Monday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm By Daniel Ang and Goh Chor Siang Culture is about stories shared through conversations and relationships among peo-ple. What stories are your schools creating in the lives of the students? When the studentsleave the school gates for the last time, what stories would they be telling about theirschools? What values from the school can we elicit from the stories? This training is designed for all school leaders and management staff, and will focuson applying the restorative practice framework to facilitate conversations about your prac-tice and ways to integrate restorative processes into a day-to-day practice in order to createtheir stories. Given that good practice is built around sound relationships, this training willexplore: Being and Becoming – making your practice explicit Applying the Practice Domain as a common framework in embedding restorative practices Effective engagement through restorative dialogues Facilitating Conversations and capacity building Expect an interactive training session with a good balance between discussions, theo-ries and practices. Participants will be challenged initially about their own practice – its ra-tionale, including assumptions and theories. The trainer will also share his or her experienceswith schools using the practice domain as a central framework of restorative practice.Benefits of the Framework: The training will be both interesting and challenging. You can expect to leave with: A greater clarity and confidence in your own practice An explicit practice framework to guide your practice The capacity to facilitate processes and being capable of fostering healthy rela- tionships Common framework, languages and practices that can and will be easily shared with students, staff and their families Opportunity to strengthen staff collegiality Sound understanding on how Restorative Practices Framework connects with school’s practice
Workshop One - Day 2 (22nd March)Facilitating Circles in the Classroom 22nd March 2011, Tuesday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm By Daniel Ang and Goh Chor Siang Learn the values and processes of circles—practical and effective tools for creating apositive classroom environment in both secondary and primary schools, which you will beable to use immediately.Benefits of Circles:Circles can be used, with a modest time investment, to: Create a positive classroom community at any grade level Manage classroom behaviours Engage students in their education and improve academic achievements Engage teachers and administrators in collaborative dialogues and learningCircles help students and teachers to understand that their classroom and school is acommunity and allows them to be able to: Build trust and empathy Express their emotions. Support each other’s learning Hold each other accountableTraining Focus will be on learning circle techniques and ideas as well as: What circles can accomplish How to develop restorative circles Using circles to stimulate learning and discussionParticipants will engage in exercises to practice using circles as well as exploring and discuss-ing the wide range of possible circles’ uses. Participants will also: Views videos of circles in actual classroom situations Analyse these videos in the context of restorative philosophy Discuss key circle issues This two-day skills training runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $500.00 per person.
Workshop Two - (23rd to 24th March 2011)Facilitating Restorative Conferences 23rd-24th March 2011, Wednesday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm By Daniel Ang and Goh Chor Siang Learn how to facilitate restorative conferences — structured meetings that bringstogether everyone affected by an incident of wrongdoing or conflict to discuss how theyhave been affected and then decide how to repair the damage.Benefits of Restorative Conferences: Empower students to take responsibility for their behavior Hold students accountable for their own actions Let students hear directly from the people they have affected Provide opportunities to decide how to repair damage Break cycles of misbehavior, such as bullying, truancy and classroom disruption Can be used within your current discipline system Truly resolve conflictsTake-Home Materials: Conferencing Handbook — the restorative conference facilitator’s training manual Real Justice — true stories of restorative conferencesFocus: How to prepare for and facilitate a restorative conference Using the restorative conferencing script Do’s and don’ts for facilitators Sociological and psychological foundations of restorative conferencing Dynamics of victimization Differences between restorative and punitive disciplineActivities: Group exercises to practice facilitating restorative conferences Feedback from experienced restorative conference facilitators Five instructional videos Video discussion and analysis This two-day skills training runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $500.00 per person.