11 May 2018News

Upcoming Restorative Practice Training


Restorative Practice, which is funded by the North East Inner City Task Force, is an approach to building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, resolving conflict and repairing damaged relationships. It provides a framework which can support a wide range of organisations and sectors, including schools, early years’ services, youth services, workplaces, communities and families – while complementing and supporting other approaches, such as coaching, mediation, and restorative justice. Its aim is to build strong, happy communities and to manage conflict or tensions, by actively developing good relationships and resolving conflict in a healthy manner.

There will be some restorative practice training coming up in National College of Ireland over the next few weeks if you or your colleagues, or anybody in the community, might be interested in attending. There will be both ‘Getting Started with Restorative Practices’ and ‘Restorative Practice Upskilling’ training taking place – which will support participants in building relationships and resolving conflicts in the home, workplace and wider community.

Getting Started with Restorative Practice training provides an overview of the origins and development of Restorative Practice, the evidence of outcomes that can be expected from adopting RP, and an outline of the skills that are used when taking a restorative approach.

This training takes place over two days, and participants in this training gain the knowledge and skills to start:

  • Using Restorative Language to consciously build relationships and prevent the escalation of conflict

  • Having Restorative Conversations that can creatively transform and resolve inter-personal conflict

DAY ONE: Tuesday 22nd May 2018 – 10.00am to 2.00pm in Room 4.18

DAY TWO: Tuesday 29th May 2018 – 10.00am to 2.00pm in Room 2.08

Restorative Practice Upskilling training meanwhile is open to people who have completed our ‘Getting Started With Restorative Practices’ course, or its equivalent, and takes place over three days. It provides participants with the tools and confidence to facilitate restorative circles, restorative meetings and restorative conferences. Participants in this training gain the knowledge and skills to consistently take a restorative approach to their life and work. Following the three days training, participants are equipped to facilitate:

  • Restorative Circles – for building good relationships in groups and for undertaking creative problem-solving

  • Restorative Meetings – for transforming and resolving group conflicts, and

  • Restorative Conferences – for addressing wrongdoing and supporting those impacted by wrongdoing to overcome the harm done to them

DAY ONE: Friday 15th June 2018 – 9.30am to 5.00pm in Executive 1

DAY TWO: Friday 22nd June 2018 – 9.30am to 5.00pm in Executive 3

DAY THREE: Friday 29th June 2018 – 9.30am to 5.00pm in executive 1

Training is provided by the Early Learning Initiative, and is funded by Dublin North East Inner City, with all participants receiving a certificate upon completion.

If you would like to attend please contact Emma Wheatley on 01 449 8713 or