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Hybrid - Empowering People in the Workplace

  • 07 Oct 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • 10 Nov 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • ONLINE via Zoom/IN-Person (San Diego, CA) (Hybrid) (October 7 - November 10, 2021)
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  • Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Call or email for Group Discount Code. 1-858-260-0026


We will meet IN-PERSON for a full day on October 7, 2021 to experience activities together! The workshop will CONTINUE ONLINE with 6 two-hour Zoom sessions to complete the certification. NOTE: All participants need to attend BOTH In-person and Online Sessions for certification. 

Master Trainer(s):  Dina Emser, MA, CPDLT and Yogi Patel, CPDT

10/07/2021 - 11/10/2021
10/7/2021 9-5 PST for in person, 12-3 pm EST for virtual

Location: IN-Person - October 7, 2021
Doubletree Hotel
San Diego, CA, USA

This is a pilot hybrid workshop. We will do one day in person on Oct. 7, 2021 in the Think Tank/Conference Hotel, Doubletree, from 9 am -5 pm (lunch on own). The remaining 12 hours will be presented via Zoom from 12-3 pm EST on Oct. 20, 27, and Nov. 3 and 10. People must attend all sessions, live and online, in order to earn a certificate for the workshop. 

Cost: $575 Early Registration, available until 09/08/2021. $625 Regular Registration.  4 or more take $50 off fee. Limit 30.

Trainer Information: 
Dina Emser (United States) is co-creator of the Empowering People in the Workplace certification. Certified Coach under the Co-Active Coaching model. Certified by the American Association for Positive Discipline as a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer. Dina has experienced the value of Positive Discipline in her role as a parent, teacher, school principal, career coach, and consultant. After sharing these valuable tools with others for over 18 years, she partnered with Dr. Jane Nelsen to bring the principles of mutual respect, connection, cooperation and shared problem solving to the corporate world. Dina has trained professionals from Fortune 100 companies from industries as diverse as: IT, insurance and financial services. She has also worked with women business owners, owners of small or family-owned businesses, and non-profit directors. 
As a school principal, Dina learned first-hand how to translate the Positive Discipline tools she had practiced with children into one that was equally rewarding with adults. Positive Discipline in the Workplace speaks to her passion and is her first official partnership with Jane Nelsen. 

Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the founder and former Head of School of Kinderhouse Montessori Schools. Prior to opening schools, she led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chains and also managed operations for an online delivery company. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents, educators and businesses. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to individuals of all ages. 
Here in San Diego, Yogi completed the Association Montessori Internationale training program and founded her first Montessori School in 2001, later expanding to a second location in 2008. She feels fulfilled helping children and the elderly gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga, and gardening. 

Workshop Description: 
Empowering People in the Workshop was developed by Jane Nelsen and Dina Emser. It 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 program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to other leadership programs; it emphasizes experiential activities based on Positive Discipline principles and tools to inspire deeper understanding and change. Participants say that the Team Problem Solving Steps and the Team Meeting process provide fun and effective ways for them to get specific help with real opportunities and challenges at work.

Attendees will earn recognition as Certified Empowering People in the Workplace Facilitators and will learn to:

  1. Deepen understanding of how Alfred Adler’s principles present a timely, holistic model for businesses.
  2. Deepen understanding of Top Card with a focus on strengths, and learn how to use many other Positive Discipline tools in workplace situations.
  3. Delve into childhood memories to discover how you formed some of your beliefs.
  4. Participate in experiential activities for better understanding of how to be encouraging to yourself and others.
  5. Learn how to facilitate the Team Problem Solving Steps (that are so effective in families, classrooms, and marriages), are also fun and effective in businesses.
  6. Learn how the Team Meeting process can effectively solve problems and create connection.
  7. Learn ways to use empowering methods of communication to promote a respectful, highly productive workplace environment.

Contact:  Dina Emser,, 309-645-0377
Yogi Patel,, 858-361-1455​​​​​​​

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact, in advance. 

Lodging Information: 
Doubletree Hotel, San Diego, CA

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. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

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