Introduction to Council is for educators, parents, and youth workers, and prepares them to begin circle facilitation in classes, schools, families, youth organizations, and with peers and colleagues. This 16-hour workshop is participatory, fun, relevant, and useful. It covers the history and basics of circle practices, formats and modalities, framing effective prompts, and how to use circle ways to further academic goals, social-emotional skill building, student chosen and directed curriculum, and youth leadership. Circle ways are also shown to be the foundation of a restorative justice approach to discipline. The workshop is appropriate for Pre-K through post secondary educators.