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A graduate of Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Master of Science in restorative justice practices from the International Institute for Restorative Practices, and a certified, affiliate leadership and communication coach with the International Coaching Federation, Lamar Culpepper has delivered more than 1,100 in-person and virtual programs to more than 15,000 people over 15 years in public and private venues, for businesses, federal and local government agencies, and in prisons and jails for the incarcerated. He served as Southeast regional director for the End Violence Project in Philadelphia and led the six-month program, Leadership and Transformational Thinking Workshop, evaluated program effectiveness, assisted in revising the program manual, and trained program leaders. He implemented the program in Florida and Georgia prisons, the first outside the Philadelphia area. He also served as the chairman of the board of directors for the Rosebud Advocacy in Atlanta, Georgia, an organization promoting or providing programs and services for the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated. He worked with court-adjudicated youth at the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center in Alexander, Arkansas and in residential treatment mental health for seven years serving juveniles in Bradenton, Florida. Lamar also served as the administrator of an assisted care living facility in Bradenton, Florida with oversight responsibility for four group homes.
Programs include business and technical writing, editing, proofreading, professional speaking, interpersonal relationship skills, proactive conflict resolution and negotiation skills, leadership and management, creative problem solving, practical skills for developing emotional intelligence, and real restorative justice practices implementation, most of which can be customized to meet the unique needs of any client.
Signature experiential programs include “Restoring Success: A Restorative Workshop” that includes restorative practices for responsibly addressing harm and damaged relationships, “Concentric Communication Circles,” which facilitates expanding influence or reintegration in a community, and the Freedom at the Wall series, “The Power of Choice,” and “The Future Now,” that cultivate cognitive management, communication, and leadership skills for empowering people in personal accountability.
Mr. Culpepper is also certified with Prison Fellowship.