I really enjoy the aspect of my job, that includes traveling to train. Someone called my board ‘progressive’ for having this part of our programming. Your agency would pay SCVRJP a flat training day rate, plus travel and lodging expenses. I would come train, the training fees cover my time away from being Executive Director and helps SCVRJP as a funding source. Not a very big one, but none the less, it helps SCVRJP promote a culture of peace and belonging (our mission statement).
The upside, is that I have lots of experience. I have recent stories of Circle facilitation, I’m an active facilitator of what I train on. I can bring practical real life advice, because I have been faced with plenty of challenges.
The downside, is that I am not a “trainer” 100% of the time. Last week, I was lost. Downtown Milwaukee, I couldn’t find the building. I had mapquest, I asked strangers, I kept calling the center, it was 8:15 am and they don’t answer phones until 9 am. The training was supposed to start at 8:30. Gheeesh! If that is the best I have to learn, I guess I am doing pretty good!
The point of the email is to have this in one place.
Here is a list of the trainings offered by SCVRJP and in the order I would recommend:
1 – 1 day over view of Restorative Justice. A basic course, usually focus on schools. For the agency with very little or no experience with Restorative Justice
2 – 2 days of Circle Keeper Training. This provides a basic keeper skillset, ideas for beginning to facilitate community building and problem solving Circles.
3 – 1 or 2 days – Reinforcement Training – I visit your school or agency and co-keep or facilitate Circles. These are usually busy days for me, going from class to class doing Circles all day. Then spending time with staff/teachers to offer feedback and answer questions.
4 – Conference and Workshop presentations or keynote sessions. I’ll provide a relevant workshop on topics ranging from basice Restorative Justice to programs we developed at SCVRJP addressing Underage Drinking and Safe Teen Driving.
Once you select the training you would like – contact me and we can set up the dates. Your agency will invest $1,000 a day, plus travel & lodging costs. We will negotiate the training rate, so don’t hesistate if that amount is difficult for your agency. You can also reduce the training rate by utilizing a package purchase. One school had me over the course of 15 months. I visited 4 or 5 times, I even added a day just to help them out.
We’ll sign a contract – basic info that you agree funds are available for this, what the mileage will be, specific dates of the training and what the training will be.
I do like to get details needed so we both experience the best possible outcome. Today I heard back from a contracted training – they said feedback was “outstanding”. Another training participant was ready to move ahead with Safe Teen Driving Circles. Yeah, the material is sticking! I guess my passion really is contangious.
Thank goodness the hives are not!