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Published September 23, 2019
A two-day restorative justice training for University of Wyoming employees is scheduled Oct. 15-16.
The UW Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Social Justice Research Center will host the event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day in Salon D of the UW Conference Center. Full-time or part-time benefited or non-benefited UW employees are eligible to participate.
“In order to hone facilitation skills and build capacity to implement restorative practices on campus, initially, a weekly time to discuss and explore restorative practices will help implement the University of Wyoming’s restorative practices, communities and teams faster,” says Emily Monago, UW’s chief diversity officer. “Restorative justice is a philosophy as well as a practice, and is an umbrella term often used to describe a broader set of tools and practices that employ the philosophy of restorative justice.”
A team from the University of Michigan will lead the training sessions at UW. Representatives of the University of Michigan and other experts published the 2009 guide, “Reframing Campus Conflict: Student Conduct Practice through a Social Justice Lens.” The publication highlights the successful practice and implementation of a spectrum of conflict resolution options to campus communities, including the theory and practice of restorative justice.
After the restorative justice training at UW, facilitators will help implement those practices for students and employees. Facilitators will need to commit to a minimum of two years and to be part of a team to address employee conflict, student conflict and conflicts among students, employees and the Laramie community, building on four restorative justice principles: inclusive decision-making, active accountability, repairing harm and rebuilding trust.
To learn more about the workshops and to register, go here.
For more information, call the UW Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 766-6672.