Professional Development

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School for Leadership Training

The School for Leadership Training is an annual 3-day professional development conference hosted by Eastern Mennonite Seminary. SLT provides leadership training for Christian ministers, lay leaders, chaplains, nonprofit leaders and other leaders of faith-based organizations.

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Restorative Justice in Education Conference

Join us for input from experts in the field of restorative justice as it pertains to education. This annual conference, held in July, was online for the first time in 2020. 

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Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Summer Peacebuilding Institute offers short courses for those interested in exploring topics of restorative justice, conflict resolution, and trauma and resilience. These courses were offered online for the first time in 2020. 

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STAR- Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience

While the global community continues to face turmoil and uncertainity,  trauma and resilience education is as vital as ever. We are pleased to announce STAR 1 and STAR 2 are moving online! We hope the online format will provide greater access.  Registration is now available to join online training this fall. 

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Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice

The Zehr Institute advocates for restorative justice as a social movement, and is also a convener of spaces where knowledge about restorative justice practices and programs can be shared among practitioners and learners, by facilitating conversations and cultivating connections through activities such as conferences, webinars and both in-person and online courses.

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