Perry has additional keynotes and workshops listed below that you can also choose from for your event.
His keynotes are usually a minimum of 90 minutes long, and he is willing to work within your desired time-frame. He specializes in sessions for adults and educators, but is also able to adapt his content for younger audiences.
1. Social Media and Bullying
Unfortunately, bullying has always been a problem within our social fabric. Now, social media has altered and amplified the bullying dynamic and, as such, has raised the stakes for victims. In this session, participants will learn about the ever present and growing problem of bullying in general, and develop a deeper understanding of how it takes place via social media. Participants will learn innovative strategies to address bullying and its related problems. These strategies will include Restorative Justice practices and principles. A strong focus of the seminar is directed toward bystanders and their level of responsibility to victims. Serving as a starting point to change the culture in a school or business setting to mutual caring and support, this presentation can be geared to all ages from kindergarten through to parents, educators and other communities. Concepts learned can reduce incidents of bullying and increase effectiveness of intervention strategies.
2. Restorative Justice
This workshop will introduce participants to Restorative Justice techniques that are modelled after Aboriginal Healing Circles. These circles have been used by Aboriginal cultures on all continents for thousands of years. Restorative Justice circles have been used in Canadian courts to address serious criminal matters. Additionally, schools have used them to address difficult behaviour problems, bullying, and persistent truancy issues. Other schools and organizations have utilized these principles to develop a sense of community and have found a significant reduction in disruptive behaviour. The Restorative Justice approach enhances interpersonal skills and develops empathy. Bringing together the offender, the victim, their respective support people, various stakeholders, and community members, the model holds the offender accountable for their actions in meaningful and direct ways. Addressing the needs of the victim, the harmer, and the community as a whole, Restorative Justice circles lower recidivism and help heal communities whether they be in the school, home, or business setting.
Restorative Justice Healing Circles – Bullying Intervention
In this workshop option, Perry has adapted the above Aboriginal Healing Circle practices and principles into a practical, holistic approach. This creates a mediation/conflict resolution process that effectively resolves difficult and emotionally charged bullying situations that have traditionally been problematic and politically charged. Historically, these situations are simply investigated and consequences are meted out to the offender. Perry’s innovative process goes beyond simple consequences and involves all stakeholders, including bystanders, parents, and administrators to solve the problem at its root, resulting in healing that produces a more vibrant, healthy, school community. Perry has successfully completed hundreds of healing circles over the past 12 years, both as a school officer and as private consultant. He is available to attend your school, program, or workplace location and successfully resolve your most frustrating and challenging issues.