Facing Forward offer a three-day workshop facilitated by the renowned Australian Pioneer of Restorative Justice, Terry O’Connell.

The ‘Cop from Wagga Wagga’ comes to Ireland to share his knowledge, philosophy and vast experience of working restoratively in a range of settings and contexts from prisons to communities to youth work to workplaces. The emphasis is on ‘re-envisioning’ your practice so it is more explicit and intentional. You can expect to leave this training with sound understanding of how to:

  • Use a Restorative Practice Framework as a foundation for everything you do, personally and professionally
  • Build strong collegial practices
  • Respectfully challenge and engage others
  • Share restorative practice and language with others as a way of building capacity



Terry O’Connell is an international restorative practitioner from Australia who spent over thirty years as a police officer in Australia. He is the founder of the ‘restorative questions’ used worldwide today by the International Institute of Restorative Practice (IIRP).  Terry is a keynote presenter at the IIRP Dublin Restorative Practices Conference 9th & 10th May, speaking on “Now That We Are Being Noticed: Where To From Here? –The Importance of Explicit Restorative Practice.

This workshop will develop the theme of being intentional and explicit in our practice aiming to provide a deepening and integration of restorative principles in our professional and personal lives. It is for those aiming to grow their own practice and for critical thinkers to broaden the conversation around Restorative Practice.

Venue Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Glencree, Enniskerry, County Wicklow

Dates Wednesday 3rd May to Friday 5th May

Times 9.30am to 4.30pm

Price €295.00 including workbook, lunches and r refreshments.

How to Book

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Places are limited so booking early is advisable.

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