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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. 

Learn more by watching this short video.

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

    *Online participants receive downloadable materials. Physical materials may be purchased at a discount.

This program has been AMS CE approved.


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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 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

"I've been managing people for over a decade, both large and small teams. After taking a class in Positive Discipline, I found myself naturally tailoring some of the principles and applying them at work without really trying. To my surprise, the cooperation, collaboration, and dedication of my team increased. So, when I found out about the EPW program I was thrilled. The workshop didn't disappoint - the format was fun and engaging, the content was powerful, and the people in our cohort were wonderful. After the workshop, I developed some quick exercises using the EPW materials that could be immediately implemented into my established team meetings. It was so successful that I now get asked to conduct the exercises to other peer groups. And this time, I'm not so surprised that my already highly collaborative team is that much more engaged, positive, and productive. 

Farhana C., Sr. Vice President, Business Risk & Control Sr. Manager

Supporting Articles

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

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