Forging Future Leaders

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About Course

This course is a collaboration with Learning Little People.

Forging Future Leaders: Restoring Classrooms and Communities is a professional learning opportunity designed for K-12 administrators. Restorative practices have been broadly accepted in school settings as a discipline alternative. Restorative leadership uses restorative and other practices to proactively build classrooms and communities that invite, radically include, and collaborate – thereby reducing harming incidents that require a response (disciplinary or otherwise) in the first place.

Before they will dare to take risks to learn,
students must trust…
-Lester Laminack

The administrator will explore crafting classrooms based on stakeholder trust relationships. This course specifically examines trust relationships between students, faculty, administrators, and the community. There are 4 modules–two asynchronous modules that are designed to be completed within three weeks each, and two synchronous modules designed to be completed after each synchronous session.

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 6 weeks and two 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 Leadership Review

  • Leadership Review Welcome Video
  • Leadership Review Overview
  • Leadership Review Module Learning Objectives
  • Recommended Resources
  • Leadership Review Pre-Test
  • Servant Leadership and Teachers (Video)
  • Servant Leadership Model
  • Transformational Leadership Model
  • Transformational Leadership Framework: School Culture (Video)
  • Transformational Leadership Framework: Personal Leadership (Video)
  • Courageous Followers Model
  • Courageous Followers: Leadership and Followership (Video)
  • Application Activity #1 (Characteristics of Leadership)
  • Leadership Exemplar Scenario Overview
  • The Biography of Liam Sivla
  • Leadership Exemplar Scenario
  • Activity #2 (Leader Actions or Behaviors)
  • Test Assignment Activity #2
  • Activity #3 (Create a Leadership Definition)
  • Leadership Definition Rubric
  • Application Activity #4 (Create a Leadership Activity)
  • Leadership Review Post-Test
  • Leadership Module Answer Checklist

Module 2 Restorative Practices

Module 3 Restorative Leadership Synchronized

Module 4: Restorative Leadership Application