Special Events

Professional Development – Pre/Post-Conference

IIRP professional development can be applied toward earning graduate credit.

Basic Restorative Practices
Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22 & Sat-Sun, Oct 28-29
Register for:
4 days ($700) | Days 1 & 2 ($400) | Days 3 & 4 ($400)

Four days of professional development, exploring the full range of restorative practices. Day 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices. Day 2: Using Circles Effectively. Days 3 & 4: Facilitating Restorative Conferences. Details »

Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace
Thu-Fri, Oct 26-27
$400 | Register »

A highly participatory and engaging experience for managers, supervisors, teachers, parents or anyone in a position of responsibility or authority. Learn the principles of restorative leadership, an engaging, collaborative and effective way to exercise your authority. Details »

Restorative Responses to Adversity & Trauma
Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22
$400 | Register »

This event is comprised of highly interactive instruction that will teach you how to employ restorative practices to respond effectively to serious incidents. Through case studies, storytelling and personal reflection, you will acquire valuable skills for responding to adversity and trauma. Details »

Aggression Replacement Training®
Thu-Fri, Oct 26-27
$425 | Register »

Explore how to reduce youth violence and aggression, whether you work in education, criminal justice, social services or youth counseling. Aggression Replacement Training® is an intervention for aggressive adolescents and children consistent with the restorative practices framework. Details »

Other Events

Pre-conference Dinner
Sun, Oct 22 | 6:30-9 PM
$65 | Register »

Meet fellow conference participants on the eve of the conference. Cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m., and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration required.

Welcome Reception
Mon, Oct 23 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Open to all conference attendees

A fun tradition at the IIRP conference is this informal gathering, open to all conference attendees. Relax, meet your colleagues and enjoy appetizers and good company, at the end of the first day of the conference. A cash bar will be available.

Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem Ghost Tour
Tue, Oct 24 | 7-8 PM
$13 | Purchase tickets »
Space is limited

The Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem Ghost Tour, presented by the Moravian Book Shop, will take you on a journey into the past and the paranormal. An experienced tour guide will escort you through the darkened streets of Bethlehem’s Downtown Historic District with stops and stories at locations reputedly haunted. Fact or folklore? Find out this fall!

Special Topics Conversations
Tue, Oct 24 | 5:30-7:00 PM
Open to all conference attendees

Three IIRP faculty and an IIRP student will facilitate structured conversations exploring special topics related to restorative practices. All conference attendees, current and prospective IIRP students, IIRP alumni and others are invited to participate in this free event. Light refreshments will be served.


  • Being Compassionate Witnesses
  • Stepping Closer to the Unknown: Our Role in Reducing Value-Based Conflicts
  • Co-Designing a Restorative Retreat
  • Mindfulness and Restorative Practices

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