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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 to 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:
- 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.
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.
English-Chinese TP: This three-day English-Chinese bilingual workshop is designed for Parent Educators, Counselors and Parents to gain information and skills to become “Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators.” You will learn research based strategies and tools to help parents and how to facilitate experiential activities in group and individual settings.
DINA EMSER is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer with over 30 years of experience in education, serving 9 years as the Director of an elementary/middle school that incorporated Positive Discipline and Class 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. She 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 and also teaches classes for the Professional Development Institute, Illinois Central College, in their Inspiring Leadership Program. Dina 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 is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, lead translator and chief editor of Chinese TP Manual, and the co-founder of Positive Discipline Chinese Association (PDCA). In the past three years since 2010, she was invited by schools, educational institutions, churches and social organizations to give presentations, to facilitate workshops and deliver seminars in both China and Canada. From the learning and practicing of Positive Discipline principles, she got insights that both parents and kids’ changes take time. Change also requires patience, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional love. Parents are the first teachers and leaders to lead their kids to be future good citizens and leaders. A good society depends on positive individuals, healthy families and respectful relationships. Before she was involved with Positive Discipline, she had 26 years of professional experience in technology management, general management and management consulting. She holds a Bachelor degree from China, an MBA from the U.S and she was an Associate Professor, teaching bilingual MBA courses and delivering bilingual EMBA courses with UCLA professors in a prestigious business school in China. She was also invited as a visiting scholar by Foster School of Business in University of Washington (UW) to do the academic research in service industry and present papers in national and international conferences. She is the mother of 20-year-old university student.
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 - 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: Refunds are not available for cancellations.