Talent Development

Circle Up! Adding Restorative Practices to Your Toolkit (TD2401)

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Wine-Price Building


Whether you are conducting a teambuilding activity, addressing a disagreement, or celebrating a new employee joining the JMU family, circle processes are a foundational element to any organization or department. If you work with other individuals, on a team or in a group, I’m sure there has been some point in time where you had to address conflict, provide a space for conversation, promote dialogue, or foster teamwork. Restorative Justice includes a variety of approaches used to encourage meaningful conversation in order to restore relationships or recognize differences. A circle process is an approach that can be used in any setting for most topics. You will leave this workshop with knowledge of Restorative Justice, and an actual circle design to implement in your individual department or team.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Be able to define restorative justice
  • Be able to list at least two components of a circle process
  • Be ready to apply restorative practices to their specific departmental areas
  • Learn to design and conduct a circles process


Facilitated by: Ashley K. Stovall, Assistant Dean of Students; Robby Smith, Assistant Director of Restorative Practices in OSARP

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