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David Vinegrad

David is the Director of Behaviour Matters, a business dedicated to assisting schools and organisations get the best out of what they do by improving the way people relate to each other. As a recognised world leader in the development of restorative practices David is able to assist schools and organisations to be at the cutting edge in their field. David is an accredited Restorative Justice Facilitator with VARJ (Victorian Association for Restorative Justice) and is a member of the VARJ Committee. David is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management and relationship development both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer, and presenter. 

Available workshops for both primary and secondary schools

  • Whole school implementation of Restorative Practice including introductory and advanced programs
  • Community Conference Facilitator and Mediation training
  • Leadership training and strategic planning based on restorative justice philosophy and values
  • Refresher courses for schools already using Restorative Practice and School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS)
  • Induction for graduate and new staff focussing on Restorative Practice and behaviour management
  • Peer mediation and Peacemaker training
  • Tailoring of student management programs to match school based needs and strategic planning goals

Other services

Workplace conferencing and mediation to manage student and staff conflict
Parent presentations and information evenings