During September, my colleague, Haley Farrar, and I delivered a Restorative Justice Facilitator Training for a group of Victoria University staff from across the university. It was a great opportunity to spend three days immersed in the philosophy and implementation of restorative practices with a passionate group of leaders in our community. I look forward to facilitating cases with this group on campus and also to seeing how they creatively implement restorative practices in their spaces of influence.
I also had the opportunity this month to give a lecture on my research to the Graduate Certificate in Restorative Justice class. It was great for me to have the chance to distill my work to date into a two-hour lecture. The class discussion also helped me to clarify my ideas and fueled my excitement moving forward in my study.
On a fun note, this month I went on a girls trip to Martinborough, a town not too far from Wellington known for its vineyards. We were lucky enough to get a beautiful spring day and visited several vineyards by bike!
This month I have also joined the Youth Committee of the Rotary Club of Wellington. I am looking forward to working with them in the upcoming months!