Title: Positive Discipline in the Classroom
Facilitators: Dina Emser, MA, CPDLT and
Wendy Ye, MBA, CPDT
Date and Time:
Friday - Sunday
June 6 - 8, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DePan Education Center
1st Floor, Baoneng Center
No.12 East Futong Str.
Wangjing, Chaoyan District
Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator (CPDPE) – OR - Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator (CPDCE)
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If you are new to Positive Discipline: We want you to have the most meaningful experience possible by joining the training well prepared. In addition, given the nature of an experiential workshop, your contribution in group discussion is also essential to help others to learn. Therefore, in order to maximize your learning, we highly recommend that you do the following and email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2014:
1. Participate in a PD class (please find class information at: email@example.com,
2. Read one (or more) of the following books and summarize what you have learned in an essay (suggest 1500 words). It will allow the facilitators to tailor the training based on the group's understanding of the model.
- Positive Discipline (Nelsen, Lott) (Book provided upon registration)
- Positive Discipline A-Z (Nelsen, Lott, Glenn)
- Positive Discipline 0-3 (Nelsen, Erwin, Duffy)
- Positive Discipline for Preschoolers (Nelsen, Erwin, Duffy)
- Effective Positive Discipline Stories (Elly Zhen)
- What Life Should Mean to You (Adler)
- Adlerian Theory of Personality
After the training, we will support you (at no charge) in your Positive Discipline journey over the coming months by providing ongoing feedback, encouragement and mentoring. To facilitate this, we ask that you do the following:
Who Should Participate: Parent educators, therapists, theachers, counselors, administrators, psychologists, nurses, aides, paraprofessionals, youth workers, and program providers who work with young people in group settings.
- Write a reflection of the training and your PD experience so far. We will offer a few questions at the training to guide you through your reflection. Submit the reflection within 30 days after the training. Your facilitators will offer feedback and mentoring based on the reflection, and issue your certificate.
- Participate in the monthly on-line group mentoring via Skype, which will be offered for a 6-month period after course completion.
English-Chinese PDC: Positive Discipline in the Classroom, a three-day workshop developed by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott, empowers teachers, school support staff and administrators with skills to prepare students for responsibility, cooperation, and success. Participants will learn how students develop competencies, skills, and personal qualities through the class meeting process and other Positive Discipline methods.
DINA EMSER is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer with over 30 years of experience in education. She has taught every grade level, kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as college level students, teachers and parents. For nine years she served as the principal of an elementary/middle school whose staff incorporated Positive Discipline principles including classroom meetings. Currently Dina works as a Leadership Coach with programs for individuals and teams who want to improve their leadership skills and abilities to work together effectively.
Dina has presented at educational conferences in the U.S. and Canada for the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and the National Association of Educators of Young Children. She has trained teachers and parents in Positive Discipline in the United States and abroad. She served as Co-Chair of the Positive Discipline Association Board of Directors, and is a member of their national and international speaker’s bureau, most recently representing the association in the countries of Cyprus and Chile.
Dina is an Approved Provider for the Illinois State Board of Education. She provides Positive Discipline trainings at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She also teaches classes for the Professional Development Institute, Illinois Central College, in their Inspiring Leadership Program.
She is author of Trusting the Fortune Within and co-author of Roadmap to Success. She and her husband Bob live in Eureka, Illinois and are the parents of two grown children.
WENDY YE holds MBA degree from the U.S in 2003. During her 26 years professional career, she used to be a general manager in a middle size high-tech company to manage company's daily operation and one of industrial recognized technology management expert to present papers in the major national and international industrial conferences. From late 2009 , Wendy's interest gradually transformed from technology management to management consulting area. One of her consultant project was helping a U.S and Chinese joint-venture company formalizing their ISO 9000 quality assurance system and giving the management team one-year on-site training for their company-wide implementation. During this period of her career transition, she also went to the U.S for pursuing her MBA degree, got an offer afterwards from a famous business school in late 2003 to become an associate professor to teach bilingual courses for undergraduates and MBA students and also had co-teaching experiences with UCLA professors for delivering several bilingual EMBA courses. In late 2007, she went to the U.S again for studying doctoral degree courses and doing research as visiting scholar in Foster School of Business in University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, WA.
In 2009, in order to find a better way to communicate with her teenage son, she read the book of Positive Discipline. Since then, she was involving more and more PD and attracted by its systematic and expendable education system. With her husband's support and several early-retired Chinese professionals' helps, she decided to quit her job in University and initiated a non-profit Chinese PD education association-PDCA. Since then, she put all her passions and experiences from her career background to this meaningful job. During the past three years, PDCA has become a well-known Chinese PD education association in Chinese PD society. She is also the major translator and the editor translating and publishing the Chinese TP manual. In Oct.2013, she completed her ACT training and got qualified as a certified PD trainer. Through teaching and practicing PD, she believes that both parents and kids’ changes take time and needs patience, empathy, and acceptance, and love. Parents are the first teachers and leaders to foster and lead their kids for their growing up as the future good citizens and leaders. A good society depends on positive individuals, healthy families and respectful relationships. Helping parents is helping kids. Helping kids is helping the entire world.
Cost: ¥4800 Regular Registration.
(Includes materials and certification fee.) Meals and accommodation not included.
To Register: Registration Deadline: May 1, 2014. firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Ms. Zhu - 011-86-13801331756
Other Information: Please wear casual clothing -- this is a very interactive workshop.
Before May 1st: 80% refund of full payments for cancellations.
After May 1st: Due to internationally arranged trainings, refunds are not available for cancellations.