The Power of Restorative Conversations: Join Us June 19 for a Seminar

Taking Restorative Justice Practices into Your Workplace and Community

One-day seminar with Lee Rush and Marg Thorsborne – Flyer (pdf)
Primary Sponsor: justCommunity
Supporting Sponsor: Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth


June 19, 2017
– 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Nile Hall, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA – Map
Cost: $119 – Lunch is included.
Receive a 15% discount if you register three or more people at the same time.
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Whether we live in specific geographic communities like neighborhoods, are members of groups united by common interests such as churches or sporting clubs, are management or staff in various workplaces, members of a family or volunteer for community organizations, one thing unites us all — our relationships with each other. We need to know that we matter to others and that we belong.

Our connections matter. This is universal for all humans. We thrive when those relationships are robust and healthy and suer deeply when they are not.

Using a methodology called A Small Group, (popularized by Peter Block), this workshop will explore essential conversations and issues of connection and will help participants better understand the power of dialogue and restorative conversations to create connections. In addition, we will tackle the issue of how to re-connect after life’s inevitable disconnections occur.

Lee Rush Marg Thorsborne


Lee Rush is the Executive Director of justCommunity, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Quakertown, PA, specializing in training and consultation services in the areas of youth development, community mobilization, student assistance programs, and restorative practices. He is a trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) and has trained extensively throughout urban school districts in the United States. The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) honored Lee in 2013 as its National Prevention Advocate.

Marg Thorsborne is a restorative justice consultant with a background in education and counseling. She was a pioneer of and played an important role in the introduction of Restorative Practice into education in Australia and New Zealand. She has since trained conference facilitators in education, police, and justice sectors across Australia, New Zealand, Britain, USA, Asia, and Canada. She is author/co-author of many books in the field of restorative justice, including Restorative Practice and Special Needs: A Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People, Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools: A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities, The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice: How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works, and The Workplace Conferencing Manual.

Primary Sponsor: justCommunity, Supporting Sponsor: Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

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