Onboarding Handbook Policy 

 Contents
Handbook Purpose 3
About SRPC 3
Mission Statement 3
Our Approach 3
Learner Support Services 4
Learner Outcomes 5
THINK BIG & BE SMART 4R STUDENTS 5
Requirements for Successful Completion 6
Policies 7
Anti-Discrimination Policy 7
Instructor’s Proprietary Interest Policy 7
Intellectual and Legal Property Rights Policy 8
Privacy and Information Security of Learners’ Records Policy 9

Handbook Purpose
This onboarding handbook serves as your source for understanding the resources and information made available to you by SRPC. It includes policies and best practices that are vital for you to understand and acknowledge. All learners are required to acknowledge and agree to the content of the Onboarding Handbook.

About SRPC
SRPC Training seeks to support all school districts to effectively implement restorative practices. We believe that restorative practice gives people the potential to do something different; to challenge the way that people think, behave and change.

Mission Statement
Our goal is to work in partnership with schools to generate customized, viable solutions and provide educators with the resources and support they need to avoid falling back on traditional disciplinary methods that simply do not work. Instead of ignoring the root problem and putting students at a further disadvantage in the form of extended time away from school, we use a data-driven approach to help staff to use their time more effectively and allow students to develop lifelong problem-solving skills. The result is a better learning environment that is equipped to provide compassionate care instead of one-size-fits-all solutions to behavioral problems and conflicts.
Our Approach
Working with schools and organizations for over 10 years, our company uses a data-driven approach to rewire school environments and help free them of ineffective methods that reinforce bad practices. We collaborate with our partner districts to create customized, viable solutions and provide educators with the resources and support they need to avoid falling back on traditional disciplinary methods.

Learner Support Services
Support Service Contact Information
Phone: 866-348-4085 Email: [email protected]

Support is given to all learners before, during, and after training and workshops. If you need to contact SRPC staff before the learning event, navigate to the “Contact Us” tab at the top header of our website (https://www.srpctraining.org/)

After clicking on the “Contact Us” tab, you will be directed to a page where you will fill out additional information.

Once on this page, fill out the appropriate information, and one of our staff members will reach out to you via email.
Learner Outcomes

THINK BIG & BE SMART 4R STUDENTS

Module 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to identify the Restorative Practices framework.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to determine their own biases.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to set goals for the session.
Module 2: Social Sciences
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to identify the sociological concepts behind Restorative Practices, including empathy, shame, adverse childhood experiences, and problem-based learning.
Module 3: Relationships
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to identify the benefits of strong relationships with students.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to recognize what a strong relationship looks like.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to list steps to establish and repair relationships.
Module 4: Think BIG
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to define the Think BIG methodology.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to identify how they can build relationships with students
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to identify which students need attention.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to brainstorm responses to disruptive or defiant student behavior.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to produce a Think BIG plan
Module 5: SMART Consequences
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to define the SMART methodology
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to select consequences for students in a way that invites engagement and reflection rather than withdrawal and combativeness.
Module 6: Conversations
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to define the elements of a beneficial and appropriate conversation with a student.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to identify elements of the 4R students’ system.
• By the end of the module, learners will be able to identify how to use conversations to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with students.

Requirements for Successful Completion
The following measures are determined for successful completion for learners to receive a certificate:
• Attendance during the learning event.
• Active participation in all quizzes, surveys, or polls.
• For self-paced courses, learners need to complete all modules within 30 days. Upon the completion of the modules, there is a final exam of 100 questions. Learners must get an 80% or higher to pass the exam.

Policies
Anti-Discrimination Policy
Beginning of Independence Group LLC, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. The beginning of Independence Group LLC also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in all SRPC Training programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding Beginning of Independence Group LLC’s nondiscrimination policy and reports of violations are welcomed at the President’s Office: Beginning of Independence Group LLC, 23550 Harper Ave. Suite 221, St. Claire Shores, MI, 48080

Reported violations of this policy will be documented and reviewed on a case-by-case basis by President.

Instructor’s Proprietary Interest Policy
In advance of any learning event, any instructor must disclose to SRPC Training and to the learners prior to the beginning of any learning event any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material discussed during the experience, event, or program, as well as the source of any third-party compensation related to the presentation. No commercial interests are allowed during the presentation from other vendors or agencies without approval from SRPC Training. Products that are the presenter’s own material may be included for sale or as part of the course materials of a learning event only with approval from SRPC Training. Learning event materials must state that the products are the presenter’s own material.

 

Intellectual and Legal Property Rights Policy
SRPC Training works with other agencies, institutions of higher learning, public schools, businesses, and other entities in preparing materials, products, instruments, devices, and services for continuing education and training (CE/T). Whether these efforts are financially supported by SRPC Training or by other means, it is necessary to address intellectual property rights.

SRPC Training shall own all goods and services created or provided in its learning events. If contracted, the client shall acknowledge SRPC Training’s ownership of all goods and products. At times, joint ownership is in the best interest of the subject being presented and should be agreed upon during planning for the topic. Also, all ownerships other than SRPC Training are disclosed to learners before the first day of the training event.

Subject to the client’s right to publish the results of research and development activities, and except as otherwise required by law, the clients always agree to protect the confidentiality of all records and information.
Any deliverables resulting in a contract environment shall be the property of the SRPC training and shall not be distributed or reproduced for profit. A deliverable is a tangible item that is a product of the research and development activity, such as a report, a guidebook, a training manual, or a data set.

Ownership of copyright in all copyrighted works, and ownership of all other results, including but not limited to data resulting from research and development activities, shall belong to SRPC Training. For such non‐deliverables, the client grants SRPC Training a perpetual, royalty-free, non‐exclusive, paid-up license to use, publish, and distribute these results.

 

Privacy and Information Security of Learners’ Records Policy
SRPC will only release learners’ information and learning recordings, including successful or unsuccessful completion and certificate status, to learners and state authorities as requested.

Outside of accessing the LMS, learners may request copies of their own learner records by contacting the President of SRPC and asking for a request via email.

Under no circumstances shall any SRPC personnel use any participant’s information for use outside of the scope of the course. The use of participant’s personnel information shall be limited to, and only as necessary, to assist that participant with a customer service request.

It is the policy of SRPC Training that its records be retained only so long as they are: Necessary to the current conduct of the organization’s business.
Required to be retained by statute or government regulation; or
Relevant to pending or foreseeable investigations or litigation.