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Available in person and online, this workshop developed by Jane Nelsen and Dina Emser, is designed to provide a step-by-step approach to help business professionals understand how to create a culture of mutual respect in the workplace. This can be a stand alone program or serve as an enhancement to other leadership programs. It emphasizes experiential activities based on Positive Discipline principles and Adlerian Psychology.

This certification gives you the necessary credentials to facilitate in business and leadership settings. 

Who Should Attend?

People who believe that employees deserve to spend their work lives in respectful, collaborative, productive organizations. Upon completion, participants will have systems and tools to achieve this. 

This workshop provides professional development for:

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Mentors and Coaches
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Team Leaders
  • School Administrators and Leadership Personnel
  • Positive Discipline Certified Educators, Trainers, Lead Trainers, and others familiar with the Positive Discipline 

Learning objectives:

  1. Deepen understanding of Alfred Adler’s holistic model that can be applied to businesses.
  2. Deepen understanding of the activity, Top Card, focusing on strengths and the application of other Positive Discipline tools in the workplace.
  3. Understand how early childhood memories influence current beliefs and behaviors.
  4. Better understand how to be encouraging through experiential activities. 
  5. Facilitate the Team Problem Solving Steps.
  6. Use the Team Meeting process to effectively solve problems and create connection.
  7. Use empowering methods of communication to promote a respectful, highly productive workplace environment.

Materials included:

  • Empowering People in the Workplace Facilitator Manual
  • Empowering People in the Workplace Participant Workbook
  • Empowering People in the Workplace Tool Cards
  • Quick Reference Guides for Team Meetings and Teams Problem Solving Steps

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What People are Saying...

"The program provided me with the opportunity to learn how to connect more and relate better to my employees, and provided me with tools to motivate them and help them be more effective". Paul Atang, CEO of Capital Care, Inc. in Silver Springs, MD

"I have attended many webinars via Zoom. Usually, I can get some other work done along the way - check my email, look at my calendar, send a quick text. The EPW class did not give any space for that! I had to be tuned-in every minute to get instructions for the next segment of experiential learning or to engage with a small group of classmates or to gain insights from others in the class. I was impressed by the quality of leadership offered by Jane and Dina and by the exceptional quality of my classmates. Every breakout group, every conversation brought great value. I have never had a better online learning experience and I'm deeply grateful for our time together. It's a gift that will keep on giving". Scott Woolridge, Associate Regional Minister, Christian Church

"MBA business courses should include this kind of information in their instruction. Managers, supervisors, and workers would benefit from this workshop". M.L. Fiske, Self-employed

Supporting Articles

Cracking the Code of Sustained Collaboration

5 Parenting Books That Can Help You be a Better Manager

Big Business Can Take A Lesson From Child Psychology

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If you'd like to go further and become an Empowering People in the Workplace Master Trainer, please contact Dina Emser. Applied practice in the workplace as well as co-facilitation (must be preapproved) of two of these workshops are required.  

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