Become a Restorative Champion

Information session at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, via Zoom.  (An invite will be sent out in early April for you to sign up for the information session.)

Training for Restorative champions will be May 23 - 25, 2023, in person.

Sign up for the training sessions

A Restorative Champion is someone who is trained in proactive and responsive interventions to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. They play an integral role in the success of Restorative Practices/Restorative Justice implementation on campus. 

Responsibilities of a Restorative Champion

  • Complete training in proactive (18 hours) and responsive (12 hours) interventions
  • Commit to ongoing professional development in mindset and skills
  • Model restorative culture for students, faculty, staff, and the wider community
  • Be seen as a leader by serving on influential teams, leading professional development, and communicating about restorative practices and restorative justice
  • Build capacity and celebrate others who can lead and own the restorative work
  • Engage in relationship-building with all stakeholders
  • Be present on campus in formal and informal settings
  • Facilitate proactive circles to build community, strengthen relationships, and talk about issues that are important to the campus community
  • Facilitative responsive circles and conferences after incidents of harm
  • Track the use of restorative practices/restorative justice as an intervention on campus

Qualities of a Restorative Champion

  • Prioritize strong relationships and a sense of community
  • Work collaboratively (do things “with”, not “to” or “for” people)
  • Listen emphatically
  • Speak honestly and from the heart
  • Demonstrate a positive and optimistic outlook
  • Have the ability to serve as a leader and influencer of campus culture