Apply now! Shifting the Paradigm: Restorative Justice as a Framework for Workforce Well-being
Applications are due August 7th!
Workplace stressors are at alarming levels, particularly as we face the convergence of a global pandemic, racially motivated acts of violence, divisive politics, and workforce shortages. To combat burnout and compassion fatigue, research suggests specific training in practices of cooperative work, effective communication, conflict resolution, and collective problem solving can build connection, understanding, and appreciation within communities. Restorative Justice (RJ) is an ethical framework that focuses on building community by living our shared values of respect, honesty, responsibility, empathy, and inclusivity. RJ has its roots in indigenous traditions, which uphold the belief that people are interconnected and that focus on the role of community. Restorative practices can create the environment necessary for building and sustaining relationships, maintaining shared accountability, repairing damage caused by harmful behaviors, and ultimately improving team culture. The purpose of this pilot is to develop, implement, and study the impact of a Duke Restorative Justice training model.