Mark Spain's contribution to the RJWorld eConference 22-31 August 2020


This is some of the learning insights from a research project sponsored by the NED Foundation since 2018 where Mark had conversations with over 60 restorative practitioners across Australia and internationally to explore the learning edges of their restorative practice and what insights they have in strengthening restorative practice across Australia.

The RJWorld eConference 22-31 August 2020 was hosted at

Slide from presentation.
The 7 stages of transition from Violence to Regeneration

This presentation describes a continuum of restorative practice from Violence to Regeneration using 7 stages of transition. Each stage is described in terms of the behaviours observed by the people involved.

In an organisation aiming to deliver and model restorative practice the capabilities of staff are described at three different levels in the organisation: Front line staff / Supervisor / Executive leader

Using this continuum as the X axis, a matrix is demonstrated with the players in the system, of people and organisations interacting in the world, as the Y axis. These five players are:

  • Client/ Community member
  • Front line staff
  • Supervisor
  • Executive leader
  • Inter-organisation dynamics

This matrix is intended to be a useful tool for practitioners to restoratively discuss the system dynamics at work to help make their restorative practice and inter-organisation collaboration more conscious and effective.

Presentation Materials

YouTube Video [52mins]

Conference presentation - Restorative Practice Continuum - Mark Spain - August 2020
Mark's presentation is documented as a set of slides.
A Continuum of Restorative Practices
Mark Spain & RP community
August 2020

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About Mark Spain

Mark Spain
Senior Partner and Facilitator
Global Learning

Mark works and plays with leaders and teams on the forward edge of personal and system innovation.

The complex system problems of the 21st century can not be solved with old ways of thinking.