Facilitator induction training
Restorative justice facilitator induction training helps you get ready to start on-the-job mentoring, working with victims and offenders and facilitating conferences.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
Trainees working with a restorative justice provider can begin facilitator induction training, starting with the self-study pre-course modules. It is important that trainees are already working with a provider organisation, as part of the pre-course mahi (work) includes observing a court-referred conference. See a list of restorative justice providers at justice.govt.nz.
To be considered for training, you will need to complete a training and mentoring form with your provider:
People who are not working with a restorative justice provider can complete and be assessed for self-study modules one to five independently. There is a small fee to be assessed for these modules.
Register to complete self-study modules independently
Restorative justice facilitator induction training has two parts:
1. Seven self-study modules
2. A five-day training course
|Part 1: Self-study modules|
There are seven pre-course modules. Modules one to five are assessed in an online quiz, module six involves a written report of a restorative justice conference you observe, and module seven involves a phone assessment with a trainer.
|Part 2: Five-day training course|
Facilitator training courses generally run twice each year, in Wellington and Auckland.
Training is free-of-charge if you are a facilitator for a Ministry of Justice contracted restorative justice provider. Provider organisations generally cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Discuss this with your provider organisation.
The training covers a lot of information (you'll get a workbook to take home with you) and provides lots of opportunities to practice skills and get feedback.
Courses run from Monday to Friday, between 8.30am-5.30pm. Trainees need to attend the full week. Lunch and refreshments are included.
"Absolutely superb course... intense, but by far the best training I have ever been on. The trainers were knowledgeable and humble. They kept us all interested and focused, and I feel completely ready to move on to learning more as I start conferencing."
11-15 October 2021: Auckland
Final date for training and mentoring applications
13 August 2021
|Modules 1 to 5 completed||27 August 2021|
|Module 6 report completed||10 September 2021|
|Modules 1-7 all successfully completed||1 October 2021|
Ready to begin your pre-course mahi?