Post-Conference: Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct

September 21-22, 2013
(Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm)
Murray Aikens Dining Hall 2nd Floor

Registration Fee: $350.00
(includes Capital Region Restorative Justice conference 9/20/13)


Co-Sponsored by ASCA (members receive a 10% discount)
In this intensive two-day training, you will gain a thorough understanding of restorative justice principles and practices, strong facilitation skills, practical information about program implementation, and the satisfaction of having participated in a powerful intellectual, emotional, and spiritual training experience.

Training Topics 

Overview of RJ

Evidence of Effectiveness
Case Studies

RJ Outcomes

Identifying Harm
Community Service
Rebuilding trust

Introduction to Facilitation

Role of facilitator
Sequence of process
Pre-conference preparation
Facilitation guide or script
Ground rules

Issues in Facilitation

Diversity and inclusion
Secondary victimization
Denial of responsibility
Character judgments

Identifying Harm

Listening and reflection skills
Material/physical harm
Emotional/spiritual harm
Communal/relational harm


Program models
Case management
Marketing a program
Policy updates

Meet the Trainers


David R. Karp is Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Campus Life at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He is also Professor of Sociology and previously Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work and Director of the Program in Law and Society. His scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and campus settings and on prison programs preparing inmates for return to the community. He was the recipient of the 2010 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration. David has published more than 100 academic papers and six books, including The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities and Restorative Justice on the College Campus. David is the Principal Investigator of a multi-campus research project on student conduct practices called the STARR Project (Student Accountability and Restorative Research Project). He is also a volunteer mediator and a restorative justice facilitator and trainer. David received a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington.

Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York



Duke Fisher has been a trainer of conflict resolution since 1988. Duke is a straight-talking, tireless advocate for respectful collaborative conflict resolution, and gets his point across through the use of wisecracks, good films and experiential exercises known to encourage groups to have fun, take risks and learn from each other. In 1999, he founded Learning Laboratories, an independent training venture that finds creative ways to address difficult topics, including workshops on restorative justice, family conflict resolution, responding to discrimination, and building collaborative teams to assemble care for a differently-abled child. He has brought powerful workshops to schools, universities, conferences, prisons, agencies, and to graduate students at Hofstra Law School, where Duke was until recently a Special Professor of Law. Duke is the 2007 “Lawrence P. Cooke Peace Innovator Award” recipient recognized for his never ending search for creative methods to support effective learning. He has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Learning Laboratories
2618 State Highway 7
Bainbridge, New York



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