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Restorative Practices at Grinnell

Our Mission

The Grinnell College Restorative Practice Initiative strengthens our community. Our mission is to promote inclusion and honor the inherent dignity of every member of the community. We believe in the interconnectedness and interdependence of our community and strive to empower community members to address issues of concern in healthy, respectful, and transformative ways.

Our Approach

The Grinnell College approach emphasizes assisting those who have been harmed in voicing the full impact of what they’ve experienced. It strives to ensure that needs for safety and healing are addressed and that all participants have a powerful voice in shaping justice. The approach also emphasizes the ways that those who have committed harm may step into accountability and restore their best selves. Lastly, the approach’s restorative justice orientation seeks to rebuild communities that have been harmed.

Reimagining Campus Community with Restorative Practices

The International Institute for Restorative Practices is offering two virtual professional development sessions titled “Reimagining Campus Community with Restorative Practices: Cultivate change and improve well-being across your higher education setting.”


In this professional development event, you will learn ways to foster and facilitate engagement and build positive relationships, whatever your sphere of influence on campus.

This event is applicable to all members of the higher education community, including academic affairs, student life, faculty, staff, and students.

This online event is interactive with participant engagement highly encouraged throughout.

Led by an experienced IIRP instructor, you will learn and practice restorative concepts over two 4.5-hour days from 12:30–5 p.m. EST.

Details and Registration

Price: $495

Session Options:

  • May 18, 2023 – May 19, 2023
    Live Zoom Sessions 12:30–5 p.m. EST
  • July 17, 2023 – July 18, 2023
    Live Zoom Sessions 12:20–5 p.m. EST


Visit the IIRP webpage for more information.

If you are interested in learning more, please email Micho Adler.

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