Workshops and Registration



Restitution 1 – Intro to Restitution Self Discipline (Virtual)
August 17- September 6, 2024

Further details may be found on the registration page.


Restitution 2 – Implementing Restitution (Virtual)

Coming Fall 2024!




Restitution for Parents (Virtual)
August 17 – September 6, 2024

Further details may be found on the registration page.


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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Restitution 1 – Intro to Restitution Self Discipline
(no pre-requisite)

Restitution is a philosophy created by Diane Gossen, based on the work of William Glasser’s Control Theory and the principles of Indigenous Restorative Justice. It provides those working with children hands-on skills to deal with difficult behaviour. Instead of rewards and punishment, Restitution focuses on helping students become the person they want to be. Drawing from current research on the brain functioning, Restitution recognizes that for true learning to occur, the process that children must engage in is an internal one. Restitution teaches youth self-discipline and skills needed to promote independence, critical thinking, and acceptance of personal responsibility for one’s actions.

Restitution for Parents

Caught in the cycle of ever-increasing punishments to motivate your children? Tired of bribing your children to behave? Want your children to be self-motivated? Learn why children behave, how to set them up for success, & learn concrete tools for tough situations.  Learn to encourage children to take responsibility for their actions & be self-disciplined. 

Restitution 2 – Implementing Restitution
(pre-requisite: Restitution 1)

This workshop is for participants who are currently experimenting with ideas of Restitution in their personal lives and at the classroom level. This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators to assess their current practices in their schools and ask themselves, “Is what we are doing now getting us what we want?” This course will outline the ways in which Restitution can impact on the system by using school beliefs.

Creating the Conditions
(pre-requisite: Restitution 1)

Effective change management is a complex process for any organization and a definite challenge for leaders. Creating the Conditions is a course that is based upon a research-based method to facilitate effective and sustainable change in an organization. It takes a human-centric view which understands that people go through various stages of concern when change is present. This course is recommended for district and school-based administrators, team leaders, Restitution facilitators, or other key people involved with your initiative.

Control Theory 1
(no pre-requisite)

Restitution is based on the principles of Control Theory. This course is a must for those who want to deepen their understanding of Restitution. Control Theory 1 is intended to be an introductory class for those with little or no exposure to Control Theory. Learn how to tap into intrinsic motivation, which is a key component in creating 21st century thinkers. Learn practical strategies to use in your personal and professional life.