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The Advanced Training of Champions (ATOC)

The Akoben Advanced Training of Champions (ATOC) is specifically designed for Restorative Champions who are team leaders charged with helping to transform their environments. It is a highly interactive, hands-on program equipping the Champion with the mindset and skills to lead the implementation of Restorative Practices projects for their teams.

A Closer Look at The Advanced Training of Champions

During the ATOC, Champions learn how to holistically organize a project roll-out, provide micro-learning training for staff, facilitate Work-Study Circles and navigate common challenges to implementation. Participants must have a solid knowledge of Restorative Practices, and preference will be given to those currently connected with an Akoben Ujima Restorative Project.

What our Champions said they've learned...


"I realize how much restorative practices is visible love-love of relationships, people, humanity, justice…the accountability, connections, and support all come from a place of love."

Dr. Katrina Morrison


"If you never have the connection, you will never have the conversation."

Latasha Smith


Akoben hosts Advanced Training of Champions during the Summer Months. This year we will be hosting our first West Coast ATOC in San Jacinto California; and, a public ATOC in July in Wilmington, Delaware.

General Registration

General registration begins June 1st, 2023, to June 8th, 2023 for the West Coast ATOC  and July 3rd, 2023,  to July 11th, 2023,  for the Wilmington-based ATOC.

$1500 per person


Early Bird Registration

Early registration for the West Coast ATOC extends from May 1st, 2023, to May 31st, 2023. Our Wilmington-based ATOC early bird registration runs from June 1st - June 31st.

$1250 per person


Interested in registering your entire team?  Contact Angelica Vidro ( to learn more.