Presentation on theme: "Facilitating Restorative Group Conferences"— Presentation transcript:
1 Facilitating Restorative Group Conferences RGCFacilitating Restorative Group ConferencesLesson 6: Next StepsMinnesota Department of Correctionswith the National Institute of Corrections
2 Lesson ObjectivesUnderstand the timetable for apprenticeship and facilitationUse talking circle process for reflection and planningDescribe what is expected of you next in the process and identify specific steps you will takeKnow where to go for additional information if needed
3 Next Steps? Apprenticeship Continuing education (examples: victim experience, cultural communities)Forms: referral, agreement, othersProgram procedures – cases to facilitators, reporting results, reimbursementFor more help or information go to~?Other?
4 Talking Piece Helps to manage discussion Creates space for contributions of quiet peopleSpreads responsibility to all participantsPromotes better listeningEncourages the use of silenceReinforces the principle of equality
5 Guidelines for Circle Discussion Pass talking piece in one direction onlySpeak only when you have the piecePass if you choose toNo interruptionsSpeak respectfullySpeak honestly/from the heartListen when others are speakingSpeak on the topic and as briefly as possible to make your point
6 Working Lunch: Talking Circles Rounds:What have you personally learned from the training?Ideally, how could you start using or further use restorative group conferencing?What are 1 or 2 potential barriers to doing that, and what are some possible solutions or strategies for those barriers?
7 RGC Training Commitments Think of making a commitment for yourself:What can you do with this knowledge, skills or insight?What 3 steps could you take toward that?Be realisticAll parts are optional
8 Course Evaluation What worked best for you over these three days? What could have been done differently to better meet your needs?What further training do you feel you still need?What else might you like to tell us about this training?
9 Closing CircleOne word to describe your experience in this training