Enhancing Employee Engagement: The Restorative Lens In Action

In this interactive session, participants will engage with each another and the presenters to reflect on how a restorative framework focus can increase employee engagement and build and sustain a heathy, productive workplace environment. Through the use of a circle process and dialogue, everyone will have an opportunity to share their reflections about the material presented as well as their views on how restorative practices in workplaces can enhance employee engagement. Participants will be encouraged throughout the session to talk about their experiences with restorative approaches in the workplace. The dialogue will include the place of common restorative values, language and thinking, how the Practice Domains/Social Discipline Window impacts understanding of leadership styles, the role of Fair Process and the centrality of relationships in healthy, effective workplaces. All of this will be compared with the work of the Centre for Workplace Engagement in Ontario, Canada, which is bringing the restorative practices framework to workplaces as well as supporting employers and employees in dealing restoratively with issues of harm and conflict. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the potential of restorative practices in workplace as this exciting work evolves.

Engage (100 min) Workplaces & Leadership
Location: IIRP 2B Date: October 26, 2015 Time: 3:30 pm - 5:10 pm Bruce Schenk Mark Vander Vennen Anne Martin