LIRA, or the Leadership Institute for Restorative Practices in Afterschool, is an in-depth course designed for afterschool directors, leaders, and site coordinators. This committed group of leaders from the afterschool world will participate in one day of training per month for six months for a total of 36 hours of dedicated instruction and integration work. Participants who complete the course will earn a Micro-Credential in Resilience.

For the 2019-2020 cohort, Annie O’Shaughnessy will lead this leadership cycle focusing on restorative practices. Over six full-day sessions, participants will engage in an immersive and holistic exploration of this relational-based approach that builds student and staff resilience in the face of challenges. Annie’s holistic approach includes training and coaching tools to support trauma-informed practices, restorative communication, mindfulness, healthy relationship-building in and out of circle, restorative responses to harm, and equity.

Date(s): All meetings are held in-person and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; October 8, November 12, December 3, January 14, April 7, and May 12
Location: At meeting spaces in Chittenden, Washington, and Orange counties
Cost: Free thanks to funding from the NSB Foundation; space is limited to 15 participants
Registration: www.surveymonkey.com/r/YB6CKW2 by September 30th

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