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Building Restorative Systems for Transforming Conflict
  • Develop a mindset that engages calmly and comfortably with conflict
  • Discover how to bring a restorative approach to your community
  • Build support for solutions that are sustainable and engaging
  • Learn and practice specific skills for dialogue, mediation, and restorative circles

Tuesdays, January 17-March 21, 2023 (ten sessions)
11:00am-1:00pm Pacific (California) Time

Registration fee:
Early Bird 20% discount: $502 until December 27 ($627 after)
NVC Library Members: $402 until December 27 ($502 after)
Enter coupon code NVCL at time of checkout.


Installment Payments: Make 4 payments of $130 if registered by December 27


Conflict is an inevitable part of life.

Just thinking about it can send your heart rate soaring, create tension throughout your body, and hijack your ability to think calmly and logically… But what if you could transform that energy with life-enriching systems?

That is what you will learn in this eye-opening course with Ceri Buckmaster, Sarah Ludford, and Jo McHale. 

For the past six years, these trainers have been pursuing a joint dream: that every NVC community has embedded within it a restorative approach to responding to conflict. Their offerings have attracted interest and appreciation from around the world, and they are now deeply excited to be able to offer their approach to you.

During this course, you will learn about the importance of system building, including:

  • The set-up and maintenance of a system
  • How to harness the buy-in and energy of key people in a community
  • Developing a mindset that embraces conflict

You will also practice skills needed to:

  • Set up, support, and facilitate dialogue, mediations, and restorative circles
  • Stay grounded and calm in the presence of intense pain and hurt, anger, and disappointment
  • Guide people towards making agreements that will help restore broken relationships and much more.

If you are intrigued by the thought of feeling confident when facing any kind of conflict – if you would love your community to embrace both the idea and the reality of a working restorative system – and if you would enjoy building the skills to set up and implement such a system, please join Ceri, Sarah, and Jo for this richly transformational series.

  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom
  • Translated captions available in live sessions (Chinese (Simplified)(Beta), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese (Beta), Korean (Beta), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian)
What Happens After I Register?

When you register, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your course.
Note that course recordings display images of active speakers only, and are made available to all registrants.

Dates & Times

Dates and times are adjusted to your location. You can select a different time zone at the bottom of the list.

Ceri Buckmaster, Jo McHale and Sarah Ludford

About Ceri Buckmaster, Jo McHale and Sarah Ludford

Ceri Buckmaster
Ceri Buckmaster is a Certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication, mediator and writer. She works in Sustainability and Community building with organizations, galleries, schools, community groups and individuals. Her work facilitates clear and transparent interpersonal communication, and the walking towards and holding of conflicts with presence and opening for transformation.

She is part of the Conflict Transformation Weave in the UK since 2016 and one of the facilitators on the Building Restorative systems series.  Her goal is to nurture into being supportive, aspiring communities through creative practice and nonviolence. 

Jo McHale
Jo McHale is a...