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    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 21 May 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • Oakland, CA

    LOCATION:  OAKLAND, CA

    Title: Positive Discipline Roots Series - for on-going parenting support will occur on the third Thursday in the month at 7:00pm to 8:30pm beginning Thursday, September 18, 2014 and ending Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Facilitators:  Lisa Fuller, CPDT and Marcilie Smith Boyle, PDTC

    Date and Time:
    Thursdays
    September 18 2014 to Thursday May 21, 2015
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Location: 
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    1658 Excelsior Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94602
    U.S.A.

    Description: So you finished the parenting series but now find yourself craving the weekly reminder that got you closer to your parenting sweet spot. We've created this series JUST FOR YOU! Join us each month to refresh your Positive Discipline perspective, and get support with parenting challenges through discussions and experiential activities. Together we'll deepen and reinforce powerful Positive Discipline concepts to keep you on track. This series is open to anyone who has taken at least 12 hours of Positive Discipline instruction.

    The seven-week series will cover topics including:
    • Parenting styles
    • Encouraging vs. praising, empowering vs. enabling 
    • Consequences vs. punishment vs. solutions
    • Setting limits, following through
    • Family meetings, Mistaken goals, goals of positive behavior
    • Communication, dealing with sibling conflict

    Contact: Lisa Fuller at lisa@lisafullercoaching.com or 510-504-2412

    More Info:  http://lisafullercoaching.com/on-going-support/


    • 28 Sep 2014
    • 1:30 PM
    • 19 Apr 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • La Mesa, CA

    LOCATION:  LA MESA, CA


    Title: Positive Discipline Monthly Workshop Series


    FacilitatorAnjanette Sorensen, NP, HHP, IYT, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer Candidate (PDTC) & Wellness Coach


    Date and Time: 

    Sundays (one per month)

    September 28, 2014 - April 19, 2015

    Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 30, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, 

    Apr. 19

    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


    Location:

    NUA Sparrow at La Mesa Adventist Church, 
    4207 Spring Gardens Road, La Mesa, CA 91941


    Description: 

    We will experience the most updated, learning

    activities of a full PD course as well as integrate self-care and wellness coaching strategies that encourage and support each of us to become our best selves for our children and/or students.  Every workshop includes very gentle yoga therapy for the back, neck & shoulders; guided mindful meditation; heart circle sharing; and individual goal setting. This 7-month Workshop Series will meet one Sunday afternoon a month for 3 hours with home study and practice in between to facilitate the most lasting change in our relationship habits.  Parents, teachers, administrators, grandparents and public welcome.  We will primarily address elementary age children, although the philosophy applies to children ages 0-18 and adults of any age. 


    Facilitator Background:  30 years in Natural Health & Wellness Education, 20 years of Parent Ed, and three children ages 22, 19 & 6.  As a Nutritionist, Naturopath, Massage & Yoga Therapist, and Reiki Master, Anjanette has a life-long passion to live and teach optimal wellness and gratefully discovered PD to be the most effective for social and emotional wellbeing


    Cost: Class materials, new PD Self-Study Workbook, Book & Tool Cards, $45, will be available for purchase at the first workshop.  7-Month Series: $195 & $95/Add'l Parenting Partner.  Drop-In per Workshop: $30/person & $15/additional parenting partner. Childcare with PD Certified Teacher, Ms. Helga Conklin, in our lovely Kindergarten is $6/child or $10/family. 


    Contact: RSVP REQUIRED to:

    AnjanetteSorensen at lightsupport@cox.net or (619) 337-8544


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    • 02 Jan 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 Jan 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Pasadena, CA

    LOCATION:  PASADENA, CA

    Title: Positive Discipline in the Classroom

    Facilitator: Jan Morris, CPDLT, M.A. Sp Ed, Classroom Coach
     
    Dates and Times:
    Friday - Saturday
    January 2 - 3, 2015

    Location:
    Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene
    3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    Pasadena is close to LAX and Ontario airports

    Facilitator Background:  Jan is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer who serves the school and family communities in the southern and central coast areas of California.  She utilizes her Adlerian Training, Teaching Credential and Masters in Special Education as well as her coaching experiences as she offers training to teachers and parents who are seeking more effective ways to build healthy relationships with young people.  Jan has been working with teachers and parents for the last 20 years bringing hope and peace to those experiencing discouragement or despair in their relationships.  As a wife and parent of four adult children and four grandchildren, Jan brings along with her message of hope many personal experiences and life’s lessons to verify that life is not to be lived in solitude but to share with others how life’s mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow.

    Workshop Description: The interactive training workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, school personnel, psychologists, counselors, therapists, youth workers and program providers and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors.  You will learn tools to create peaceful classroom communities conducive to learning through building relationships with and among students, encouraging and empowering them to learn valuable social and life skills through problem solving class meetings, and effectively preventing and responding to student misbehavior by understanding the belief behind the behavior, using kindness and firmness at the same time, and focusing on solutions together vs. punishment/rewards.

    Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be certified as Positive Discipline Classroom Educators.  

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration received and paid by Dec. 10, 2014, Regular Registration $425 

    Group Discount: Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee.  For group discount contact office at 1-866-767-3472 ext. 403.

    Registration includes the book Positive Discipline in the Classroom by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D, Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.T., Stephen Glenn, Ph.D., The Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teacher’s Guide with activities for students, The Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Leader’s Guide with additional resources and activities, plus additional handouts.

    To Register:
    SIGN UP ON LINE PREFERRED: www.positivediscipline.org
    For questions call: 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472)

    CEU’s/Contact Hours: - Course meets qualifications for 14 hrs. Continuing Education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE 3902.


    Contact:  Jan Morris: 805.438.4380, positiveparentingnews@gmail.com

    Lodging:  List of local Hotels to be provided upon request.

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    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.

    Other Information:  Please wear casual clothing -- this is a very interactive workshop.

    If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.









    • 09 Jan 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Jan 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Pasadena, CA

    LOCATION:  PASADENA, CA

    Title: Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way with emphasis in the Christian Home

    Facilitator: Jan Morris, CPDLT, M.A. Sp Ed, Parenting Coach
     
    Dates and Times:
    Friday - Saturday
    January 9 - 10, 2015
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:
    Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene
    3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    Pasadena is close to LAX and Ontario airports

    Facilitator Background:  Jan is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer who serves the school and family communities in the southern and central coast areas of California.  She utilizes her Adlerian Training, Teaching Credential and Masters in Special Education as well as her coaching experiences as she offers training to teachers and parents who are seeking more effective ways to build healthy relationships with young people.  Jan has been working with teachers and parents for the last 20 years bringing hope and peace to those experiencing discouragement or despair in their relationships.  As a wife and parent of four adult children and four grandchildren, Jan brings along with her message of hope many personal experiences and life’s lessons to verify that life is not to be lived in solitude but to share with others how life’s mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow.

    Workshop Description:  The interactive training workshop is designed for parents, teachers, parent educators, caregivers, counselors, therapists and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors.  It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change.  Participants will gain practice with these experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding and be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children to be respectful, responsible and capable.

    Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be certified as Positive Discipline Parent Educators.  

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration received and paid by Dec. 10, 2014, Regular Registration $425 

    Group Discount: Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee.  For group discount contact office at 1-866-767-3472 ext. 403

    CEUs/Contact Hours:  Course meets qualifications for 14 hrs. Continuing Education credit for MFT's and LCSW's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider # PCE 3902

    To Register:
    SIGN UP ON LINE PREFERRED: www.positivediscipline.org
    For questions call: 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472)

    Contact:  Jan Morris: 805-438-4380, positiveparentingnews@gmail.com

    Lodging:  List of local hotels to be provided upon request.

    Other Information: 
    Please wear casual clothing -- this is a very interactive workshop.

    If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.

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    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to

     another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.

    Special Events, Teleconferences and Merchandise: For all other items or events, the processing fee will be 10% of the purchase price or a minimum of $5. Otherwise, the same policy applies



    • 10 Jan 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • San Jose, CA
    LOCATION: SAN JOSE, CA

    Title: Parenting Preschoolers with Positive Discipline

    Facilitator: Cathy Kawakami, CPDT

    Date and Time:
    Saturday, January 10, 2015
    9am-3pm

    Location: Almaden Parents Preschool, 5805 Cahalan Ave., San Jose, CA 95123

    Class Description: The preschool years can be especially challenging for both parents and children. Young children change and develop physically, emotionally, and socially so much during the ages of 2-6 that it’s a challenge for parents to keep up. This 6 hour experiential workshop will focus on the specific challenges of preschool age children (2-6). This class is ideal for parents and others who care for young children and want to “lengthen their tool belt” with positive discipline techniques.

    Facilitator Background: Cathy Kawakami is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting and has been helping families, educators and schools to learn positive and encouraging skills for more than 10 years.

    Cost: $60 per person

    • 13 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 24 Feb 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • San Jose, CA
    LOCATION: SAN JOSE, CA

    Title: Parenting the Positive Discipline Way 7 Week Workshop

    Facilitator: Cathy Kawakami, CPDT

    Date and Time:
    Seven Tuesday Evenings
    January 13 - February 24, 2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location:
    Almaden Parents Preschool
    5805 Cahalan Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95123

    Class Description: Come learn some positive, long-term solutions for raising kids to feel “I am capable, I can contribute, and I can use my personal power in useful ways to improve my life and the lives of others!” Positive Discipline is for parents who are looking for long-term parenting skills that will encourage their children to think for themselves, become more responsible and have a greater respect for themselves and others. The teachings of Positive Discipline are filled with non-punitive, respectful methods that will incorporate kindness and firmness into parenting, help parents get to the core of their child’s misbehavior, bring more joy into the home and give parents a sense of accomplishment!

    Facilitator Background: Cathy Kawakami is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting and has been helping families, educators and schools to learn positive and encouraging skills for more than 10 years.

    Cost: $150 per person/$250 per couple. Price includes the book Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D and all class materials

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    Contact Information: www.middlegroundparenting.com or email cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com



    • 14 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 04 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Oakland, CA
    LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA

    Title:  Parenting with Positive Discipline 7 week series

    Facilitator:  Lisa Fuller, MSW, CPCC, CPDT

    Date and Time:
    Wednesdays
    January 14 - March 4, 2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    No class Feb. 18th

    Location: 
    College Avenue Presbyterian Church
    5951 College Avenue
    Oakland, CA  94618

    Description:
    In this 7 session Positive Discipline series you’ll learn how to: 
    • Be more effective as a parent and have fun in the process. 
    • Discipline your children with kindness and firmness. 
    • Create an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation.

    Topics covered include: 
    • Parenting styles
    • Encouraging vs. praising, empowering vs. enabling • Consequences vs. punishment vs. solutions
    • Setting limits, following through 
    • Family meetings, Mistaken goals, goals of positive behavior 
    • Communication, dealing with sibling conflict

    Cost:  Early bird by Jan. 1, 2015 $245 per person ($425 for 2 caregivers).  Fee includes Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen and a supplemental reader.  After Jan. 1 fee is $280 ($475 for 2).

    Contact: Lisa Fuller
    Email: lisa@lisafullercoaching.com
    www.lisafullercoaching.com

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    • 21 Jan 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • Novato, CA
    LOCATION: NOVATO, CA

    Title:  Getting to Yes! How to Gain Cooperation from your Children

    Date and Time:
    Wednesdays
    January 21 - March 11, 2015
    no class February 18 and 25
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: 
    Montessori Classroom
    20 Pacific Drive
    Novato, CA  94949

    Description:
    Are you looking for long-term parenting tools that will encourage your children to think for themselves, develop more responsibility, and have a greater respect for themselves and others? 

    Find helpful tools to solve your greatest challenges:

    Cooperation Bedtime Battles
    Mealtime hassles Fighting/Sibling Rivalry
    Sharing Back Talk/Attitude
    Tantrums Communication 
    Getting out the door on time 

    Contact: Terese Bradshaw at teresebradshaw@gmail.com or (415) 328-1587

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    • 31 Jan 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Costa Mesa, CA
    LOCATION: COSTA MESA, CA 

    Title:  One Day Parenting with Positive Discipline Workshop

    Facilitator: Julie Iraninejad, M.Ed., CPDT

    This workshop is geared for parents and grandparents of children ages 2-12. Parent educators, therapists and teachers are also welcome.

    Date:
    Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Location: Costa Mesa, CA

    Topics covered include:
    • How to avoid power struggles and invite cooperation
    • Connection before correction
    • Alternatives to punishment without being permissive
    • How to teach children to self-regulate through positive time out
    • Kind AND firm parenting
    • Understanding the belief behind the behavior
    • Routine charts
    • Family meetings
    • How to focus on solutions without blame or shame
    • Other problem-solving tools such as the wheel of choice
    • 52 Positive Discipline tools that really work!

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    Price: $95 per participant, $50 to add a spouse/parenting partner
    • 21 Feb 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • San Jose, CA
    LOCATION: SAN JOSE, CA

    Title: Positive Discipline, CPR and First Aid for Teen Caregivers

    Facilitator: Cathy Kawakami, CPDT and Lori Lopez, HeartReady President

    Date and Time:
    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Location:
    HeartReady Training Center
    1565 The Alameda
    San Jose, CA 95126

    Class Description: This class is ideal for babysitters, camp counselors and nannies ages 13+. Participants will practice CPR, basic first aid response, Heimlich maneuver and EpiPen usage for children and adults. This class will also include basic Positive Discipline tools so that participants will become more confident in practicing encouraging responses to manage challenging behaviors when working with children. Approximate class time is 6 hours - there will be a lunch hour and breaks throughout the day. Class is limited to 10 participants.

    Facilitator Background: Cathy Kawakami, owner of Middle Ground Parenting and Lori Lopez, President of HeartReady are teaming up to facilitate this fun and interactive class for teen caregivers.

    Cost: $140 per person, includes CABS book and completion certificate

    Register at: http://teencaregivers.eventzilla.net

    Contact Information: www.middlegroundparenting.com or email cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com




    • 06 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Watsonville, CA
    • 33

    LOCATION: WATSONVILLE, CA

    Title: Teaching Parenting The Positive Discipline Way

    Co-Facilitators: Jane Weed-Pomerantz, CPDLT

    Date and Time:
    Friday and Saturday
    March 6 - 7, 2015
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:
    Encompass Community Service
    225 Westridge Drive
    Watsonville, CA  95076

    Workshop Description: 
    This 2 day certification training will provide experience, materials, skills, and theory in teaching Positive Discipline in different settings for parents, caregivers, and community members. Participants will know how to use the agendas provided for use in class series for different age groups as well as for specialty populations or in home visits. Additional materials will be available for purchase including books in Spanish, and for parenting in recovery, for preschoolers, and teens etc.
    Participants who attend the training will also be invited to a monthly area Mentor’s Group to further their professional development and networking.

    Facilitators' Information: 

    Jane Weed-Pomerantz has been a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer since 2002, and in 2004 became one of twenty-three Positive Discipline Association’s Lead Trainers.  She facilitates 2-day trainings in Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way and Positive Discipline in the Classroom, and conducts in-service trainings for teachers in a wide variety of schools and has worked with several schools to further the PD Whole School Model.  She has taught 8-week classes at the SC Adult School in Positive Discipline for All Ages, Navigating the Teen Years and Parenting in Recovery in minimum-security facilities and substance abuse treatment centers. Additionally, she has taught class series with the Cabrillo Foster and Kinship Care Program, SC Montessori school, and other schools and businesses in the community.  Jane is a popular speaker for area pre-schools, middle schools, for Parent Clubs, in the faith community and in the medical clinics.  She is married to a retired San Jose CA Fire Captain and mother of 4 children ranging in ages from 22 to 33. She has a Bachelors Degree in Community Studies at University of California at Santa Cruz, a Certificate in Training and Human Resource Development, was a City Councilmember and Mayor of Santa Cruz in the 1980’s. She has been a professional facilitator for 38 years.  After serving on the founding board of the national Positive Discipline Association (PDA) for 6 years, Jane helped found and is President of the Board of local nonprofit, Positive Discipline Community Resources and is part of the Santa Cruz Area Positive Discipline Mentor’s Group. She recently returned to the now global PDA board.

    Cost: $375 early registration (received and paid by 2/6/15),  $425 regular registration.  (includes materials: manual, book and tool cards)

    Partial scholarships available.  Please apply at scholarship@positivediscipline.org, describing how the training will benefit you and your plans for use of the training.

    To Register:

    Contact:  Jane Weed-Pomerantz
    831-239-5543
    www.pdcrsantacruz.org
    jweedpomerantz@baymoon.com

    Other Information: Please wear casual clothing -- this is a very interactive workshop.  If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.

     

    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Jose, CA
    LOCATION:  San Jose, CA

    Title:  Positive Discipline in the Classroom

    Facilitator: Becky Divinski, CPDT

    Dates:
    Saturday and Sunday
    March 21-22, 2015
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Location TBA

    Facilitator Background:
    Becky is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator, and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. She trains staff at schools in Positive Discipline, delivers Positive Discipline classes and workshops to parents, teaches social emotional learning lessons to students, and applies the Positive Discipline principles at home with her own family.  She believes that a community approach to education benefits everyone and makes it easier to help families, schools, and organizations grow children into responsible, respectful, and happy adults.
               
    Workshop Description:
    This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to:
    • Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches.
    • Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures.
    • Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect.
    • Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage
    positive change.
    • Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving.

    Cost: $375 Early Registration received and paid by 2/21/15. Regular Registration $425. Registration includes Positive Discipline in the Classroom book, PDC Leader’s Guide with resources and activities, PDC Teacher’s Guide with activities for students, and workshop handouts.
    Group Discount: Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Call the Positive Discipline Association office to register (see toll free number below).
              
    To Register:
    Contact the Positive Discipline Association:
    Preferred - www.positivediscipline.org or
    Call toll free: 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472)
               
    Contact:
    Becky Divinski, becky@kindandfirmparenting.com, or 408-359-7257

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    Other Information: If you are flying, please do not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.

    • 22 Apr 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • 06 May 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • Oakland, CA
    LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA 

    Title:  3 Week Mini Series on Rewards, Punishments and Problem Solving

    Facilitator:  Marcilie Smith Boyle, CPDPE

    Date and Time:
    Wednesdays
    April 22 - May 6, 2015
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Description: Parenting with Positive Discipline 3-Night Mini-Series 

    Theme: Rewards, Punishments and Problem Solving

    What do you do when your child keeps showing the same unwanted behavior, over and over again, and your regular methods aren't working?

    Here is something new to try! In this fun and interactive parenting class based on the concepts of Positive Discipline and Ross Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving, we will talk about the short- and long-term effects of rewards, punishments, and consequences. Then you'll learn and practice alternatives, including a remarkably effective process for solving problems collaboratively with your child.

    Past participants say, "Break-through!" and "Literally changed my relationship with my child."

    This is a 3-week mini-series running three consecutive Wednesdays starting April 22, 2015.

    Where: Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway, in the Upper Rockridge Neighborhood of Oakland

    Cost: Early Bird (register by May 20) $125/person; $105/2nd caregiver; $110/person for groups 4+ (must register together.)

    After May 21: $135/person; $115/2nd caregiver; $120/person for groups of 4+ (must register together.)

    More Info or To Register: visit http://workingparenting.com/classes-workshops/#parenting

    About Marcilie:
    I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator and Life Coach trained by The Coaches Training Institute and The NeuroLeadership Group. I transitioned to coaching and parenting education after sixteen years in the corporate world. I have a BA from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. I live in Oakland, CA with my husband and three children ages 7, 12, and 14.

    Location:
    Musically Minded Academy
    5776 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94618
    USA

    Contact: Marcilie Smith Boyle at MarcilieSmithBoyle@gmail.com or 510-499-7720

    More Info:
    http://workingparenting.com/classes-workshops/#parenting

    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Apr 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Diego, CA
    LOCATION:  SAN DIEGO, CA

    Title:  Positive Discipline in the Classroom

    Facilitator:  Lois Ingber, LCSW, CPDLT and Julie Iraninejad, M.Ed, CPDT

    Dates:  
    Friday and Saturday
    April 24 - 25, 2015

    Location:
    Kinderhouse Montessori School
    Rancho Bernardo location
    17925 Via Del Campo
    San Diego, CA  92127

    Workshop Description:  

    This training offers tools to create peaceful classroom communities conducive to learning through building relationship with and among students, encouraging and empowering them to learn valuable social and life skills through problem solving class meetings, and effectively preventing and responding to student misbehavior by understanding the “belief behind the behavior,” using kindness and firmness at the same time, and focusing on solutions together (doing “with”) vs. punishment/rewards (doing “to”).

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration received and paid by 3/24/15.Regular Registration $425,  Registration includes a complete curriculum, Positive Discipline in the Classroom book, PDC Leaders Guide: Resources and Activities, PDC Teachers Guide: Activities for Students and related handouts.

    Group Discount: Three (3) or more registering together take $40 off the fee.  Call the office to register.

    Contact the Positive Discipline Association: 
    Preferred - www.positivediscipline.org or
    Call toll free: 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472)

    Other Information:  BRING THE FAMILY to the beach and to nearby attractions such as Legoland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, great restaurants and shopping.  If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.  Specific class details will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

    Contact:  For additional information contact Lois Ingber : loisadlerianconsulting.com or call 760-729-0829.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 



    • 15 May 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • 17 May 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Jose, CA
    LOCATION:  SAN JOSE, CA

    Title:  Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

    Facilitator:  Cathy Kawakami, CPDT

    Dates: 
    Friday - Sunday
    May 15 - 17, 2015
    Friday
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm   
    Saturday - Sunday
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Location:
    1565 The Alameda
    San Jose, CA, 95126 

    Facilitator Background:   
    Cathy has worked with parents, children, teachers and in school settings for over 10 years. She became a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator in 2010 and a Certified Parent and Classroom Trainer in 2012. She is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting and offers Positive Discipline classes in San Jose, CA.  www.middlegroundparenting.com

    Workshop Description:  
    This interactive training workshop is designed for parents, teachers,parent educators, caregivers, counselors, therapists, nurses and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors.   Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be certified as Positive Discipline Parent Educators.

     Positive Discipline focuses on discipline that teaches

    • Children will feel a sense of connection, belonging and significance.
    • It is kind and firm at the same time and effective long- term.  
    • It teaches important social and life skills and teaches children to use their power constructively and discover that they are capable. 
    Participants in this workshop will:
      • Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive).
      • Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert.
      • Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
      • Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

        Download Flier

        Cost:  $375 Early Registration received and paid by 4/10/15, Regular Registration $425,  Registration includes the book Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D, Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Facilitator Manual and additional handouts.

        Register: 
        Contact the Positive Discipline Association: 
        Preferred - www.positivediscipline.org or
        Call toll free: 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472)

        Contact:  Cathy Kawakami, CPDT - cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com or 408-314-9035

        Other Information:  If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.  Specific class details will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

        Cancellation/Refund Policy:
        Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 


        • 16 Jun 2015
        • 6:30 PM
        • 30 Jun 2015
        • 8:30 PM
        • Oakland, CA
        LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA 

        Title:  3 Week Mini Series on Parenting Styles and Inviting Cooperation

        Facilitator:  Marcilie Smith Boyle, CPDPE

        Date and Time:
        Tuesdays
        June 16 - June 30, 2015
        6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

        Description: Parenting with Positive Discipline 3-Night Mini-Series on Parenting Styles and Inviting Cooperation

        Theme: Parenting Styles and Inviting Cooperation

        Wouldn't it be nice if, every now and then, your child would just do what you asked . . . the first time?

        Did you just sigh, longingly? 

        In this 3-week Parenting with Positive Discipline mini-series, you will experience how different parenting styles can either help or hinder cooperation, as well as learn and practice some amazingly effective and easy ways to encourage cooperation and self-discipline in your kids. Topics include setting limits that stick, routines, how to invite rather than demand cooperation, and family meetings. 

        Participants say, "Simple and profound!" and "I got tangible tools and saw immediate impact!"

        This is a 3-week mini-series running three consecutive Tuesdays starting June 16, 2015.

        Cost: Early Bird (register by May 20) $125/person; $105/2nd caregiver; $110/person for groups 4+ (must register together.)

        After May 21: $135/person; $115/2nd caregiver; $120/person for groups of 4+ (must register together.)

        More Info or To Register: visithttp://workingparenting.com/classes-workshops/#parenting 

        About Marcilie:
        I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator and Life Coach trained by The Coaches Training Institute and The NeuroLeadership Group. I transitioned to coaching and parenting education after sixteen years in the corporate world. I have a BA from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. I live in Oakland, CA with my husband and three children ages 7, 12, and 14. 

        Location: 
        Musically Minded Academy

        5776 Broadway
        Oakland, CA 94618

        Contact: Marcilie Smith Boyle at MarcilieSmithBoyle@gmail.comor 510-499-7720 

        More Info: http://workingparenting.com/classes-workshops/#parenting 

        • 18 Jul 2015
        • 9:00 AM
        • 19 Jul 2015
        • 5:00 PM
        • San Jose, CA
        LOCATION:  SAN JOSE, CA

        Title:  Positive Discipline in the Classroom

        Facilitator:  Cathy Kawakami, CPDT

        Dates:  
        Saturday - Sunday
        July 18 - 19, 2015

        Location:
        1565 The Alameda
        San Jose, CA, 95126 

        Facilitator Background:  Cathy has worked with parents, children, teachers and in school settings for over 10 years. She became a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator in 2010 and a Certified Parent and Classroom Trainer in 2012. She is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting and offers Positive Discipline classes in San Jose, CA  www.middlegroundparenting.com

        Workshop Description:  
        This interactive training workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, school staff, paraprofessionals, counselors, therapists and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors in classroom and school settings.   

         Positive Discipline focuses on discipline that teaches

        • Children will feel a sense of connection, belonging and significance.
        • It is kind and firm at the same time and effective long- term.  
        • It teaches important social and life skills
        • Children to use their power constructively and discover that they are capable. 
        Participants in this workshop will:
          • Learn practical tools for engaging and challenging students
          • Bring more value, challenge and connection into your classroom and school
          • Run effective class meetings that teach students how to collaborate and problem solve
          • Learn how to use materials and activities in your classroom, with co-workers and in individual work with families

            Download Flier

            Cost:  $375 Early Registration received and paid by 6/19/15.Regular Registration $425,  Registration includes a complete curriculum, Positive Discipline in the Classroom book, PDC Leaders Guide: Resources and Activities, PDC Teachers Guide: Activities for Students and related handouts.

            Contact the Positive Discipline Association: 
            Preferred - www.positivediscipline.org or
            Call toll free: 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472)

            Contact:  Cathy Kawakami, CPDT - cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com or 408-314-9035

            Other Information:  If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.  Specific class details will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

            Cancellation/Refund Policy:
            Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 


            • 24 Jul 2015
            • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
            • San Diego, CA


            Friday, July 24, 2015
            San Diego, CA

            One Day -- One Location 
            Many National Presenters!
            "An Amazing Lineup!"

            CEUs Available


            Early Registration Deadline
            June 15


            Town and Country
            Resort & Convention Center


            Hotel Circle

            San Diego, CA
            1-800-772-8527


            To learn more about the resort, link HERE.
            For map and directions, link HERE.



            Session Information Coming Soon! 

                           


            CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
            FULL DAY
            Rates For Non-members

                   Early  Registration     
                                    By June 15                      

                      $120         

            Regular Registration
                  June 16 -30
                   
                      $130
            Late & On-Site Registration
            July 1 or After
             
                      $145

             

            DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS

            IMPORTANT: MEMBERS MUST LOG IN
            AND GO TO THE EDUCATORS OR TRAINERS SECTIONS
            TO ACCESS MEMBER RATES.




            CEUs Available
            Advanced Registration Requested
            Free when you register in advance.
            $20 with on-site registration.



            The PDA offers CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs attending Think Tank and the PDA Conference. These are provided through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

            Course meets qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE 3902.


            Cancellation Policy

            Click HERE for more information.

            • 24 Sep 2015
            • 7:00 PM
            • 26 Sep 2015
            • 5:00 PM
            • Oakland, CA
            LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA

            Title:  Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

            Facilitator:  Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper, MS, CPDT and Lisa Fuller, MSW, CPDT

            Dates: 
            Thursday, September 24, 2015
            7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
            Friday and Saturday
            September 25 - 26, 2015
            9:00 am - 5:00 pm

            Location:
            College Avenue Presbyterian Church
            5951 College Avenue
            Oakland, CA 94618

            This location is walking distance from the Rockbridge Bart Station.

            Facilitator Background:   

            Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper, M.S., Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, is an executive coach, facilitator, and consultant focusing on leadership and the creation of positive school climates. She has over 20 years of leadership and teaching experience at the early childhood through graduate school levels. Catherine is passionate about helping parents and educators create environments where children can become compassionate, responsible, self-motivated citizens

            Lisa Fuller, M.S.W., Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Certified Professional Coach, has been facilitating parenting classes in the East Bay for many years. She is a compassionate listener who is committed to empowering parents through Positive Discipline’s common sense principles. Having three children ages19, 15 and 8, Lisa is steeped in the challenges and joys of parenting. Lisa also offers one on one coaching for parenting and life!  She is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate. 

            Workshop Description:  
            This interactive training workshop is designed for parents, teachers,parent educators, caregivers, counselors, therapists, nurses and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors.   Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be certified as Positive Discipline Parent Educators.

             Positive Discipline focuses on discipline that teaches

            • Children will feel a sense of connection, belonging and significance.
            • It is kind and firm at the same time and effective long- term.  
            • It teaches important social and life skills and teaches children to use their power constructively and discover that they are capable. 
            Participants in this workshop will:
              • Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive).
              • Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert.
              • Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
              • Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

                Cost:  $375 Early Registration received and paid by 8/1/15, Regular Registration $425,  (includes materials)

                Register: 
                Contact the Positive Discipline Association: 
                Preferred - www.positivediscipline.org or
                Call toll free: 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472)

                Contact: 
                Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper, interweaverscoaching@gmail.com or 510-859-4160

                OR

                Lisa Fuller, lisa@lisafullercoaching.com or 510-504-2412

                Other Information:  Please wear comfortable clothing - this is a very interactive workshop.  If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.  Specific class details will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

                Cancellation/Refund Policy:
                Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 




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