Saturday, April 2, 2016 will be the first gathering of all restorative practitioners in the greater Seattle area. The Ecomap below shows the current flow of programs, organizations, RJ Practitioners and mentors.
Join Afam Ayika and Keiko Ozeki from 11am - 2pm @ the Black Power Epicenter 6218 Beacon Ave S. 98108
Please contact Afam: Afamefuna1976@hotmail.com or
Keiko: Kozeki@ethicalleadership.org for more information on the gathering or to be added on the Ecomap!
Saroeum Phoung is launching a series of reunion peacemaking circles. If you have participated in Community Circles, Introductory Peacemaking Circles, or Keeper Training please join in! The series will be held every 4th Monday.
Monday March 28, 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm
7728 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
Join the Center for Ethical Leadership, hosted by Keiko Ozeki, for a reunion circle! Anyone who has participated in a CEL hosted peacemaking circle is welcome!
Friday April 22, 2016
5:30pm - 8:30pm
HUNT 110 Hunthausen Bldg
@ Seattle University
Center for Ethical Leadership
206 328 3020
Pulse surveys are short employee questionnaires designed to quickly gage satisfaction levels in real time. What's wrong with that? Everything.
Here's the thing...surveys don't get to the heart of issues or ideas. The best a pulse survey can do is skim the surface of a predetermined query. There is no way to get real feedback with such a limited tool.
Peacemaking circles, once a week, are far superior. Each person, in each department, has the opportunity to speak their truth in a safe space without interruption. The questions sent around the circle, if done skillfully, will reflect the common themes coming out of each round (ie, Reflective listening). At the conclusion of each circle an action plan can be made to address concerns or cultivate ideas until the next meeting.
This is the true insight pulse surveys are trying to achieve. However there's no way to rush it. Employers must take the time to take a REAL pulse and value the uncensored opinions of their teams.
Look around Idea Pulse and check back with me to get more ideas about how Peacemaking can be used in Human Resources and Organizational Development.
April 2, 2016 Join Seattle Restorative Justice for an introduction to restorative justice and the Dominic Barter model of circle work.
This one day introduction is a great way to learn about restorative practices and how they can be applied to conflict resolution. Participants will practice reflective listening and simulated circles using the Dominic Barter model of facilitated, scripted dialogue. I find this model to be suitable for conflict involving co-workers, community members (such as community court or mediation) and families.
Visit their facebook page @ Seattle Restorative Justice for more information.
April 9 - 10, 2016 9am - 6pm daily Join Susan Partnow for Deepening Compassionate Engagement - World work from the heart! ♡
This two day workshop will be held at the School of TESL 9620 Stone Ave N., Suite 101, Seattle, WA
Order tickets at Eventbrite www.eventbrite.com
Check out this article by Nicholas at Restorative Justice in the NorthWest! I had the chance to meet Nicholas and other Restorative Practice leaders from around Washington State. We had a two-day conference at the Whidbey Institute and shared best practices, challenges and ideas to move forward as a collaborative team.
Thank You to all of the professionals and community heroes that showed up!