Fri, Jan 31 | Monterey College of Law

Restorative Justice, Reconciliation + Healing Centered Practice: Train the Trainer Series

Training series for those who would like to facilitate their own Community for Racial Healing on behalf of HRI or those who would like to otherwise enrich their experiences by taking this opportunity for personal and professional development. NGO leaders encouraged to apply. BIPOC rates available.
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 Restorative Justice, Reconciliation + Healing Centered Practice: Train the Trainer Series

Time & Location

Jan 31, 2020, 9:00 AM PST – Feb 01, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
Monterey College of Law, 100 Colonel Durham St, Seaside, CA 93955, USA

About The Event

Train the Trainers Workshop 

  • Friday: Restorative and Racial Justice Stewardship 
  • Saturday: Healing and Reconciliation Trainer Certification

Join STRONG HOLD and the Healing and Reconciliation Institute for a 16 hour training at the Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management at the Monterey College of Law, our co-sponsor.

- This training series is ideal for NGO staff, educators, and other community leaders who are looking to facilitate conversations on reconciliation and racial healing within their own spheres of influence.

- This training is also open to students at the Monterey College of Law as a 1 credit course. 

►Attendees who complete the entire 16 hour program will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Friday: Restorative Justice practice

Restorative justice is not just a theory or a model -- it is a culture. 

STRONGHOLD co-directors, Karena Montag & Claire Whitmer, will explore how we can turn theory into practice, embodiment, and culture.

Together we will unpack the difference between restorative and punitive justice, examine the ways punitive justice shapes our lives, and imagine how applying a restorative justice stance could shift the culture of the systems and communities we live in. 

Our exploration will include particular attention to the role of power and privilege, and an attention to the intersection between racial identity, harm and accountability. 

We will center the wisdom of our own lived experiences and bodies in this day of experiential learning. 

Saturday: Healing and Reconciliation as a Conflict Resolution Model

Sometimes we find ourselves in present day challenges or conflicts, where the professional or life skills we have access to do don’t feel adequate in resolving the issue. 

The healing and reconciliation framework provides attendees with a set of tools to address the deeper, historical context of the present day challenge or conflict, especially in culturally or ethnically diverse spaces.  Attendees to our trainings are community

leaders, students, members of non-profit organizations, executives and entrepreneurs, and board members. Attendees will receive a PDF workbook with handouts and exercises.

This workshop is highly interactive, and will include multiple small group, individual exercises and role plays. In addition, attendees who so choose will have opportunities to practice facilitating certain exercises.


1. Intro- the braid of the integrated self- an approach to leadership and conflict resolution

2. Reconciliation as community forgiveness

3. Apologies through actions- a new definition in the context of reconciliation

4. How does neuroscience impact healing and conflict resolution?

5. Epigenetics and its applicability to perceived conflict 

6. Inherited identity and inherited institutions  

7. Your toolbox for the reconciliation framework 

8. A five year vision for transforming yourself and your community/organization



Karena H. Montag []

Claire Whitmer []

For Healing and Reconciliation Institute:  

Briana Bellamy []

Maija West [] + with assist by Ashley (via Briana)

Lunch provided.

 Pricing will be tiered as follows:  

White ally/ co-conspirator rate:  $1350

BIPOC and formerly incarcerated rate:  $625

Why are there two different prices?: We acknowledge and honor that access to resources is a result of institutionalized and intergenerational white supremacy. A tiered fee structure allows white folks to leverage the privilege they have gained through those systems by supporting an equitable point of access for those who have been disenfranchised by the same systems. Furthermore, we believe in the practice of reparations wherein a higher price point for white folks rightfully acknowledges POC for their generations of unpaid labor and enduring legacies of stolen land and resources.

What if i'm a BIPOC and i can't pay the full price?: We understand that the price point may still be beyond folks' means. we have a BIPOC scholarship fund and are committed to making our trainings totally accessible to BIPOC. Please let us know what you need in order to be able to attend and we will work with you to arrange a scholarship.

What if i'm white and i can't pay the full price?: We understand that privilege is intersectional, and being white isn't the only factor that determines people's access to resources. If you are unable to pay the full fee for the training, please reach out to us so we can work with you on cost (reduced fee, payment plan, work-trade, etc). We are committed to the people who really want to show up for this work having access to it.

What if i can pay more than my tiered price point?: GREAT! Any amount paid over the base fee will go directly into our BIPOC scholarship fund to allow access for BIPOC participants. we welcome and encourage you to offer more if you have the resources.

We look forward to learning in community with you!

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