Impacting Workplace Culture through Restorative Principles

Explore the difference between conventional and restorative workplace cultures. Assess how restorative you are in your own day-to-day
work. Identify next steps you or your team could take to integrate restorative practices into your organization.


about the presenters

Natalia Mathews, Co-Director of Restorative Justice

Natalia was born and raised in Northeast Portland and has always had a heart for inner-city youth in this community. Her past work experience includes: mentoring at-risk youth, school support staff member, restorative justice specialist, and her current position is Co-director of restorative justice. Natalia received a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development in 2014, a Master’s in Management and
Organizational Leadership in 2016, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from Concordia University. She loves to spend time with her family. When she’s not working or doing homework, you can catch her having a picnic, or enjoying quiet time. Natalia has committed herself to equity work, and minimizing disproportionate data. She believes in order to achieve this goal, restorative practices are the key.

Theresa Logan, Facilitation Coordinator

Theresa Logan is the facilitation coordinator at RNW, and often leads trainings on topics including facilitation skills, equity-informed conflict resolution, interrupting microaggressions and more. Theresa has a MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, is a bilingual Spanish-speaker, and spent a decade in community organizing and community development prior to her arrival at RNW. As a facilitator, Theresa seeks to help groups identify challenges and sustainable solutions, by assisting them in identifying the structural sources of common group conflicts, creating honest and engaging public input processes, and creating fun, dynamic, and productive purpose-centered retreats and strategic planning processes. Theresa also supervises and mentors more than 20 volunteer facilitators-in-training, and brings a passionate dedication to racial justice and experiential learning to all of her work as a facilitator and trainer.

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