Training & Conference Events

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Feb. 2 - Mar. 9, 2021

White Affinity Circle Series

DESCRIPTION: How do we create a space inviting white folks to take a step back and truly understand how legacy of white supremacy and systematic oppression has shaped their worldview? The White Affinity Circle Series presents opportunities for white-identifying people to explore and unpack their white identities. Created by Dr. Susan Wysor Nguema, this discussion series will be a six-week journey to process your whiteness and your understanding of your racial identity. These discussions will provide a safe opportunity for white folx to speak about race, understand the institutional implications of white supremacy, and reshape their own white narrative. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all six sessions on Tuesday evenings from February 2 – March 9, 2021. Click here to learn more about Dr. Nguema’s White Affinity circle series.

COST: Free

DAYS/TIME: Tuesdays February 2, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 2, & March 9, 2021; All dates 6-8pm EST (5-7pm CST; 3-5pm PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerCircle is limited to 10 participants. You must be able to attend all six sessions.

Please contact Dr. Nguema through the registration page if you have questions or interested in participating in a future White Affinity circle or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jan. 25, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Introduction

TITLE: Introduction to Restorative Conferencing: Facilitated Dialogue for Harms and Crimes

DESCRIPTION: Provides a solid foundation for learning about restorative justice and Victim Offender Conference facilitation for harming and harmed parties. This training is for aspiring facilitators, including volunteers, who can work with community-based or government agencies that provide restorative dialogue services for victims and offenders. Interactive learning and role playing allows participants to facilitate basic diversion or court-referred cases involving both youth and adult offenders, victimized parties, and support people.

COST: Free

TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST (1:00 - 2:00 PM EST; 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 20 and closes January 22, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants. 

Jan. 28, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Facilitation Practice

TITLE: Deepening Your Restorative Dialogue Facilitation Practice

DESCRIPTION: For restorative justice facilitators wanting to incorporate deep listening, silence, and non-directive approaches in hard but healing conversations. This interactive learning workshop is designed to help facilitators recognize what they bring to the process, and how such mindfulness can open up new horizons for harming and harmed parties to experience richer connections and outcomes. Vital to this is understanding the heart-zone of human conversations and learning how to read the language of the heart.

COST: $100 standard, $50 student. Scholarships available.

DAY/TIME: Thursday January 28, 2021, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM CST (11:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST; 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 12 and closes January 25, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants. 

Feb. 16, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Hate Crimes

TITLE: Hate Crimes and Restorative Justice: Broadening the Menu of Services

DESCRIPTION: This training is for all justice workers, school staff, human rights workers, and community members interested in building restorative responses to hate crimes. It explores the nature of hate crimes and how restorative dialogue processes are well-suited to deal with the challenges affecting victimized and offending parties and impacted communities. The centuries-old reality of hate crimes and white supremacy in America against indigenous communities and communities of color, long before the term "hate crime" came into contemporary language, will be the historical context. The massive increase in hate language and crimes in recent years will be the contemporary context. Learn from case examples of restorative responses to hate crime, and potential benefits and risks of such an approach.

COST: $100 standard, $50 student. Scholarships available.

DAY/TIME: Tuesday February 16, 2021, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM CST (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST; 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 20 and closes February 13, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants. 

Feb. 26, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Facilitator Workshop

TITLE: Restorative Lens: An Introductory Workshop on Peacebuilding Dialogue

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is an introduction to the values and practices of restorative justice, along with an overview of a facilitator's role and skill-set. Participants will learn about circle and conference dialogue models for situations of harm, and how they can be adapted to family, workplace, school, community, and criminal justice settings. This interactive workshop will include breakout sessions to practice restorative skills.

COST: $50. Scholarships available.

DAY/TIME: Friday February 26, 2021, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM CST (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST; 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 20 and closes February 23, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants. 

Mar. 9, 12, 16, 19, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Conference Series

TITLE: Restorative Conference Facilitation Training

DESCRIPTION: For aspiring facilitators working with either community-based or government agencies offering restorative dialogue services for victims and offenders. Along with a solid introduction to restorative justice, interactive learning and role playing allows participants to facilitate basic diversion or court-referred cases involving both youth and adult offenders, and victimized parties.

COST: $300. Scholarships available.

DAYS/TIME: Tuesday March 9, Friday March 12, Tuesday March 16, Friday March 19, 2021, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM CST (11:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST; 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 12 and closes March 6, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants. 

Mar. 22, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Introduction

TITLE: Introduction to Restorative Conferencing: Facilitated Dialogue for Harms and Crimes

DESCRIPTION: Provides a solid foundation for learning about restorative justice and Victim Offender Conference facilitation for harming and harmed parties. This training is for aspiring facilitators, including volunteers, who can work with community-based or government agencies that provide restorative dialogue services for victims and offenders. Interactive learning and role playing allows participants to facilitate basic diversion or court-referred cases involving both youth and adult offenders, victimized parties, and support people.

COST: Free

DAY/TIME: Monday March 22, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST (1:00 - 2:00 PM EST; 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 20 and closes March 19, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants. 

Apr. 8, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Mindfulness

TITLE: Mindfulness, Deep Listening, and Stories: The Spiritual Core of Restorative Practices

DESCRIPTION: This experiential workshop focuses on restorative justice dialogue through a mindfulness-based approach. The workshop is about the art of being fully present with those we are with, through deep listening and sometimes silence, so that their strength, resilience, and wisdom can emerge. It is a more advanced training for those who are already helping people untangle conflict, or facilitating some form of restorative dialogue.

COST: $100 standard, $50 Student. Scholarships available.

DAY/TIME: Thursday April 8, 2021, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM CST (11:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST; 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 20 and closes April 5, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants. 

Apr. 28, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Facilitation Practice

TITLE: Deepening Your Restorative Dialogue Facilitation Practice

DESCRIPTION: For restorative justice facilitators wanting to incorporate deep listening, silence, and non-directive approaches in hard but healing conversations. This interactive learning workshop is designed to help facilitators recognize what they bring to the process, and how such mindfulness can open up new horizons for harming and harmed parties to experience richer connections and outcomes. Vital to this is understanding the heart-zone of human conversations and learning how to read the language of the heart.

COST: $100 standard, $50 student. Scholarships available.

DAY/TIME: Wednesday April 28, 2021, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM CST (11:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST; 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 12 and closes April 25, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants. 

May 4, 6, 11, 13, 2021

Restorative Justice Online Training: Conference Series

TITLE: Restorative Conference Facilitation Training

DESCRIPTION: For aspiring facilitators working with either community-based or government agencies offering restorative dialogue services for victims and offenders. Along with a solid introduction to restorative justice, interactive learning and role playing allows participants to facilitate basic diversion or court-referred cases involving both youth and adult offenders, and victimized parties.

COST: $300. Scholarships available.

DAYS/TIME: Tuesday May 4, Thursday May 6, Tuesday May 11, Thursday May 13, 2021, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM CST (11:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST; 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT)

REGISTER: Click here to registerRegistration is limited to 12 and closes May 1, 2021. 

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota - Duluth offers RJ online trainings focused on a variety of restorative justice and peacebuilding topics. The trainings include beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions, and all will take place virtually. Scholarships are available for all trainings. For questions or more information, contact Ted Lewis and Emily Gaarder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 RJ TRAININGS SCHEDULEFollow this link to view the complete schedule of trainings for Winter/Spring 2021 and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships available for all trainings. Priority given to people of color looking to build restorative skills. Group discount of 10% for 3 or more participants.