Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Principles and Practices of Restorative Justice Webinar




Join OPMP for our free March webinar
March 21st @ 6 PM EST
Principles and Practices of Restorative Justice
Hosted by Vickie Shoap, Fairfax, VA Schools




This webinar will present information on the principles and practices of Restorative Justice and the Initiative in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia and in the very diverse Fairfax County communities. Restorative Justice is utilized in Fairfax County for school discipline response as well as for juvenile justice diversion programs for youth in schools and in the community.


Vickie Shoap is a Restorative Justice Specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Fairfax County, Virginia is the 10th largest school system in the United States. Fairfax County is just across the Potomac River from Washington DC and currently has 1,200,000 residents. The county’s public schools serve over 190,000 students from over 200 countries. More than 200 languages are spoken in Fairfax County Public Schools. Restorative Justice became discipline policy in 2011 as an alternative to traditional discipline such as suspension and recommendation for expulsion. Restorative Practices are also implemented in FCPS classrooms, school community building circles and attendance circle programs. Restorative justice is available to all FCPS schools K-12 and is utilized for prevention as well as intervention.      
With over 25 years’ experience in the restorative justice field in both criminal justice and schools in Virginia, Vickie Shoap is a national restorative justice practitioner and trainer in the principles and practice of Restorative Justice in schools and juvenile courts. Vickie is the former Restorative Justice Coordinator for the Prince William County Virginia 31st Judicial Circuit and Juvenile Courts and the former President of the Restorative Justice Association of Virginia. Vickie has written restorative justice training programs and facilitator manuals for the Virginia Department of Education and the Supreme Court of Virginia Office of Dispute Resolution.               

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Recognize and Promote Your Peer Mediation Program During National Peer Helping Week!



Join the National Association of Peer Program Professionals for its free February webinar.  This month's webinar will prepare peer mediation coordinators on how to promote and recognize their mediation program in their schools.  All participants will learn about National Peer Helping Week and how to use their free kit.

Date: February 26th
Time:  6:00 PM EST

See registration link below...


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Restorative Student-Teacher Mediation Webinar



If you missed the December 6th webinar on student-teacher mediation from Ed-Web, please check out the recording here.

Ondine Gross speaks about her experiences with establishing and coordinating a student-teacher mediation program in her high school in Illinois.  In the webinar, Ondine gives the following information about her mediation program:

  • How mediation is used as a Tier 2 intervention in her school;
  • Benefits of using student-teacher mediation;
  • Overview of the student-teacher mediation process;
  • Results of the data from student-teacher mediation (2011-2014);
  • Comments from teachers and students about the mediation process;
  • Helpful tips on how to get started.
Not sure about student-teacher mediation? Check out the video demonstration she provides for webinar participants. Go to this link to view the video

Want to know more about Ondine?  Check out her website.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Conflict Coaching Free Webinar


The Online Peer Mediation Platform is pleased to offer our first free webinar of 2018!  Join Pattie Porter, President of Conflict Connections, as she discusses the conflict coaching process.

About Pattie...




Pattie Porter is President of Conflict Connections®, Inc.,  a small woman-owned business located in San Antonio, Texas. In 1994, Pattie's journey began to assist people manage and resolve conflict in their lives and work. Thousands of employees including work teams and senior leadership learned through training , education and coaching how to release their angst and move forward with more productive relationships and constructive action steps.  Pattie's experiences services and training span federal and state governmental agencies, mid-to-large size corporations, family businesses, and higher education institutions throughout the United States and internationally.
Pattie earned her Master's of Social Work (MSW) degree at Delaware State University and holds her license as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in Texas. Pattie also holds the following credentials and certifications in the dispute resolution field.

The webinar covers the following topics:

What is conflict coaching? (e.g. definition)
How can conflict coaching be used to assist clients? (before, during or after a conflict event)
What key principles guide conflict coaches? (e.g. self-determination, not giving advice, facilitative)
How is conflict coaching different from mediation and therapy?
What does it mean to be conflict competent?
What does the CINERGY conflict management coaching model look like (e.g. Introduce the 7 stages)
Provide a case example
Q and A time

Link for registration:
https://goo.gl/forms/QCBzV2rTbKoCzDxL2

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

OPMP Webinars




Missed one of our free webinars from 2017?  View the Online Peer Mediation Platform You Tube Channel for informative webinars from specialists in the field of Conflict Resolution! 

The OPMP team looks forward to providing more free webinars in 2018!  Interested in presenting a webinar in the field of conflict resolution, please complete the form for review? We are always looking for innovative ideas and information for our viewers.

Happy Holidays for the OPMP Team!!

Christa
Cindy
Judy
Karen
Kristen
Kyle

Friday, December 15, 2017

Social Emotional Development: Building a Base for Productive Conflict Resolution in Elementary School


Missed our free December webinar hosted by Professor Karen DeVoogd on Conflict Resolution in Elementary School?  Please view the webinar here and feel free to share!!

Look for our upcoming free webinar on January 24, 2018!