Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct









November 12-14, 2015 
Thursday, 10:00-5:00pm
Friday, 9:00-5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00-12:00pm

Skidmore College
Murray Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor

Please register by filling out the registration form at the bottom of this page

Registration Fee: $350.00
(Includes lunches, The Little Book of RJ for Colleges and Universities, and a six-month implementation support plan)

We have rooms blocked at The Marriott and Saratoga Downtowner hotels.

Co-Sponsored by ASCA (members received a 10% discount)

In this intensive 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 spiritually-uplifting training experience.

Open to student affairs administrators, faculty, students, and other staff interested in implementing restorative justice on their campuses.

Training Topics 

Overview of RJ

Evidence of Effectiveness
Case Studies
Place of RJ in campus codes of conduct

RJ Outcomes

Repairing harm
Community service
Rebuilding trust/safety concerns

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 and code revision
Applications for conduct violations, Residential Life, bias incidents
Restorative return from suspension

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

 Register for fall RJ Training at Skidmore by submitting this form: