- Are you passionate about the potential of restorative practices?
- Do you have substantial experience utilizing restorative practices in your work?
- Can you envision yourself training others to implement the practices?
Take IIRP Canada’s Training of Trainers (TOT)
IIRP Canada’s experienced trainers will prepare you to provide our core restorative practices trainings in your organization or locale.
The Training of Trainers for the Restorative Practice Framework and Circles is a licensed training and involves 6 participants at a time over three full days. This TOT is the next step with school boards, schools and other agencies wishing to build their own capacity in providing training for their staff in IIRP Canada’s “RP Framework” and “Effective Use of Circles”. The prerequisite is that new trainers will need to have taken both the RP Framework Day and the “Effective Use of Circles” training and have extensive experience in applying this approach in their setting. As part of this, we believe it is important any new trainers be exposed to the modelling we do at IIRP Canada when working with whole schools i.e. with staff, students and parents or through the work of other agencies. Our view is that the whole school/ whole agency approach is the most effective in creating a restorative culture and the model upon which this TOT is based. Clearly, each school, school board, agency or community group will have their own strategies for RP development and we think the RP Framework provides an excellent grounding for such development.
Following the three day intensive TOT training, the new trainers are provided training material/resources for their first Framework and Circles training including Power Points, DVD’s etc. Included in each trainer’s cost is the attendance of one of the IIRP Canada staff to observe, mentor and certify new trainers. Normally this would involve 2 new trainers at a time with an experienced IIRP trainer. There is no additional fee for this except to cover the certifying trainer’s travel and accommodation costs. Since this is a licensed training, this process includes signing a training agreement (standard IIRP practice) and paying an annual licensing fee. Once trainers are certified, they are able to do this training on their own and are supported by IIRP Canada in ongoing development of the Framework and Circles training.
Training of Trainers is also available for our Facilitating Restorative Conferences (2 Days) event.
For more information about IIRP Canada TOTs and licensure, call IIRP Canada at 905-797-2876 or email us today.