Mark’s contribution to RJWorld eConference 22-31 August 2020

This is some of the learning insights from a research project sponsored by the NED Foundation since 2018 where Mark had conversations with over 60 restorative practitioners across Australia and internationally to explore the learning edges of their restorative practice and what insights they have in strengthening restorative practice across Australia.

The RJWorld eConference 22-31 August 2020 was hosted at

This presentation describes a continuum of restorative practice from Violence to Regeneration using 7 stages of transition. Each stage is described in terms of the behaviours observed by the people involved.
In an organisation aiming to deliver and model restorative practice the capabilities of staff are described at three different levels in the organisation: Front line staff / Supervisor / Executive leader
Using this continuum as the X axis, a matrix is demonstrated with the players in the system, of people and organisations interacting in the world, as the Y axis. These five players are:
– Client/ Community member
– Front line staff
– Supervisor
– Executive leader
– Inter-organisation dynamics
This matrix is intended to be a useful tool for practitioners to restoratively discuss the system dynamics at work to help make their restorative practice and inter-organisation collaboration more conscious and effective.

pdf of Slides RP Continuum RJ Conference 2020

Conference presentation – Restorative Practice Continuum Mark Spain Aug2020 [52mins]

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