Forging Future Leaders II

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About Course

This course is a collaboration with Learning Little People.

Forging Future Leaders II: Implementing Restorative Leadership Tools & Techniques is the second professional learning opportunity designed for K-12 administrators in a series.

In this program, we will dive deeper into developing future leaders by exploring and practicing several techniques that can be modeled with teachers, staff, and students. Participants in this course will further develop a Work Plan that they began in the “Forging Future Leaders: Restoring Classrooms & Communities” PLU Course.

This training is presented through experiential learning methods and is approved for PLU credit by the Alabama Department of Education. (To extend credit to another state, email

This course is designed as a resource for administrators and teachers to create trust in the classroom and radiates through the community. It is particularly effective for schools that have suffered a breach of trust event.

Breach of trust events such as suicides, traumatic injuries and death, threats, and teacher-student boundary violations interrupt the trust relationship in the classroom and the community. The tools used to create trust in the classroom can be used to restore trust – a necessary step after every breach of trust event.


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What Will You Learn?

  • Over 8 weeks and four modules:
  • ->You will learn techniques that will assist you in improving teacher and staff collaboration.
  • ->You will learn techniques that will assist you in improving collaborative efforts for achieving learning objectives.
  • Over two synchronous sessions you will:
  • ->You will learn and apply restorative leadership techniques.
  • ->You will learn new strategies for address conflict resolution.

Course Content

Module 1: Restorative Leadership

  • Module Overview
  • Restorative Touchstones Certification
  • Restorative Touchstones Work Plan
  • Reflection

Module 2, Part 1: Restorative Circle Literature
Asynchronous & Applied Activities Part I is asynchronous and 60-90 minutes in length. Participants must complete a pretest, their Work Plan Reflection, and a post test.

Module 2, Part 2: Restorative Circle
Asynchronous & Applied Activities Part II is synchronous and will give participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned. The first 25 minutes will be a modeling session led by the course facilitators. The next 45 minutes, participants will each "facilitate" a circle in breakout rooms. After a brief break, participants will participate in a debrief conversation. Next, participants will discuss their Work Plan reflection and work their Work Plans for the remaining class time. Course facilitators will answer any question the participants may have.

Module 3, Part 1: Informal Conference Review
Participants will describe how Informal Conferences could be modeled for their teachers, staff, and students. They will identify family conditions affecting student learning that Informal Conferences might help address in their school's community. Finally, they will create and evaluate a plan for implementing Informal Conferences in their Work plans. Part I will be asynchronous and will last 90 minutes to 2 hours. It will include Conference components. This will be comprised of mini lectures, articles, and /or scenarios. Participants will work in their Work Plan reflections.

Module 3, Part 2: Informal Conference Practice
Asynchronous & Applied Activities

Module 4: Asynchronous & Applied Activities