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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 Southern US ATOC in New Orleans, LA; and, our annual ATOC in July in Wilmington, Delaware.

General Registration


- New Orleans General Registration:

May 28th - May 29th, 2024

- Wilmington General Registration:

July 16th - July 18th, 2024


$1500 per person


Early Bird Registration


- New Orleans Early Bird Registration:

April 9th - May 1st, 2024

- Wilmington Early Bird Registration:

June 1st - June 15th, 2024


$1250 per person


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