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    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 6:15 PM (MDT)
    • Boise, ID (ONLINE FORMAT - August 10-21, 2020)


    Facilitator(s): Jody Malterre, CPDT, MAEd

    Dates and Times:
    08/10/2020 - 08/21/2020
    4:00-6:15 PM MST every session Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT 
    Boise, ID - MST

    Facilitator Information:

    Jody Malterre, MAEd, has led Positive Discipline classes for teachers and parents since 2004 and serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of the Positive Discipline Association. She has been a teacher and administrator for Montessori Schools and currently works at Westminster College as a Montessori Teacher Trainer. Jody holds a certificate in Adlerian Studies through the Idaho Society of Individual Psychology and is serving as the Co-Chair of the Educators Section of the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology. She lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, and has two daughters in college on the east coast.

    Workshop Description: 
    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 07/25/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  3 or more is $30 discount for each person. Limit 24.

    To Register: https://parentteachercoach.com/teaching-parenting-the-positive-discipline-way

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    Contact: Jody Malterre, jody@parentteachercoach.com, 208-761-9080

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 27 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Brookfield, CT (ONLINE FORMAT August 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 EST)
    • 6
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    Facilitator(s): Carol Dores, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    08/11/2020 - 08/27/2020
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST, Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Location:
    (ONLINE FORMAT) - Brookfield, Connecticut, United States

    Facilitator Information: 
    Carol is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She has worked with hundreds of parents of all aged children (prenatal to adult), as well as educators and staff of preschoolers through high school. She co-founded Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and served as Co-Chair of the international Board of Directors of the Positive Discipline Association. Carol has written blogs for Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and has articles published in Compass, a Positive Discipline digital magazine. She has two adult sons and a husband of over 36 years. Their relationships continue to grow and benefit from Positive Discipline. 


    Workshop Description: 
    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.
    Additional Information:
    This is an on-line live workshop that includes watching videos in preparation for each live session.


    The Registration deadline is August 1, 2020

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 07/12/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Limit 24.

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    Contact: Carol Dores, carolsdores@gmail.com, 1-203-794-2099 

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


    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 6:30 AM (PDT)
    • 01 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM (PDT)
    • California (ONLINE FORMAT - August 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 & September 1, 2020)
    • 18
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    Facilitator(s): Yogi Patel, CPDT


    Dates and Times:
    August 13 - September 1, 2020
    6:30 am - 8:30 am

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT - California - PST Time

    Facilitator Information: 
    Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 
    Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. 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. Yogi is currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce for the Positive Discipline Association. She feels fulfilled helping children and elderly members gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and HIIT training. 

    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop 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: 

    1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
    2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
    3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
    4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
    5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
    6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 07/09/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Group discount for 4 or more registering together ($40 off each). Limit 30.

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    Contact: Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 619-356-1149

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Jefferson, ME (ONLINE FORMAT - August 17 - September 21, 2020)


    Facilitator(s): Chip DeLorenzo, CPDT, M.Ed., & Shawnaly Tabor, CPDT, M.Ed.

    Dates and Times:
    08/17/2020 - 09/21/2020
    Weekly, Six Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT 
    Jefferson, Maine

    Facilitator Information: 
    Chip DeLorenzo has been a Montessori educator since 1995, and is the Head of School at the Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro, Maine. He is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and has been using Positive Discipline in his classrooms and at home since he was a new teacher and anew parent. As a trainer and presenter, Chip has worked with thousands of Montessori teachers and parents in teaching the principles and practices of Positive Discipline through various workshops and lectures. He holds Early Childhood, Lower and Upper Elementary AMS certifications, and has worked extensively with Montessori Adolescent students. Chip is the father of four Montessori children.  

    Shawnaly Tabor has been a Montessori educator for over ten years. She is currently a Lower Elementary Head Teacher at the Damariscotta Montessori School. Shawnaly first became interested in Positive Discipline prior to becoming a Montessori teacher, when her son was toddler. She began her journey in Positive Discipline after attending one of the 7-week parenting classes with her husband and practicing the principles within her own family. Upon becoming a Montessori teacher, Shawnaly began implementing Positive Discipline in her classroom. She holds a Lower Elementary AMS teaching certification, as well as a public school K-8 teaching certificate. Shawnaly is the lead parenting educator at the Damariscotta Montessori School, and works with other Montessori schools to train teachers in the principles and practices of Positive Discipline. 


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Additional Information:

    This workshop is for Montessori educators and administrators.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 07/29/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  10% Group Discount for Groups of 3 or More. Limit 40.

    To Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh7sg9txe16314eb&oseq=&c=&ch=%20o

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    Contact: Chip DeLorenzo, chipdelorenzo@gmail.com, 2073803465
    Shawnaly Tabor, indigo.rain.333@gmail.com, 2073500859​​​​​​​

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

    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.

    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 6:45 PM (EDT)
    • 14 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Brookfield, CT (ONLINE FORMAT - August 24, 26, 31 - September 2, 9, 14, 2020)
    • 10
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    Facilitator(s): Carol Dores, CPDT

    Dates and Times: 
    08/24/2020 - 09/14/2020
    August 24, August 26, August 31, September 2, September 9, September 14, 2020
    (No class September 7 Labor Day holiday in United States)

    6:45 pm - 9:00 pm EST

    Location: 
    ONLINE FORMAT - Brookfield, Connecticut

    Facilitator Information: 
    Carol is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She has worked with educators and staff of preschoolers through high school, as well as hundreds of parents of all aged children (prenatal to adult), . She co-founded Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and served as Co-Chair of the international Board of Directors of the Positive Discipline Association. Carol has written blogs for Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and has articles published in Compass, a Positive Discipline digital magazine. She has two adult sons and a husband of over 36 years. Their relationships continue to grow and benefit from Positive Discipline. 

    Workshop Description:

    This interactive on-line live workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
    2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
    3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness, and understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
    4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
    5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

    The registration deadline is August 14, 2020

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 07/25/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Four (4) or more registering together, take $50 off the fee. Limit 24.

    Contact: Carol Dores, carolsdores@gmail.com, 1-203-794-2099

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    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.

    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 5:30 AM (PDT)
    • 14 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM (PDT)
    • San Diego, CA (ONLINE FORMAT - August 31 - September 3, 7, 10 and 14, 2020)
    • 28
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    Facilitator(s): Deborah Owen-Sohocki, LPC, CPDLT, HMCTC, & Yogi Patel, CPDT

    Dates and Times: 
    08/31/2020 - 09/14/2020
    5:30 am - 8:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
    August 31 - September 3, 7, 10 and 14, 2020

    Location: 
    ONLINE FORMAT -San Diego, California

    Facilitator Information: 
    Deborah Owen-Sohocki, LPC, CPDLT, HMCTC, is an international teacher, trainer, and coach. She is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in Adlerian studies working with families and children. She has taught at ICASSI, the International Adlerian Summer School, and finds that Adlerian psychology is relevant to all cultures: in business, schools, and families. Deborah has also been an educator since 1972. She has taught PK—HS, Title One, Special-Ed, High Risk Children, and college adult learners and has used PD for 32 years. She is a co-author of Positive Discipline: a Teacher's A—Z Guide. Deborah is also a certified HeartMath® Trainer, Coach, and PD Lead Trainer. Her clients are families, schools, businesses, and community organizations. 

    Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 

    Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. 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. Yogi enjoys walking and gardening. 

    Workshop Description:

    This interactive on-line live workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
    2. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness. 
    3. Understand misbehavior and how to effectively motivate change based on encouragement and may other PD tools.
    4. Identify 52 PD tools to facilitate positive change in all relationships and to support your classroom management.
    5. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
    6. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and parents, that support effective relationships.

    Additional Information:

    Cost includes Early Childhood Educator manual and an Early Childhood Educator book, "Positive Discipline for Preschoolers". Please let us know if you would like to receive the "Positive Discipline in the First Three Years" instead. If you are located in the United States, physical materials will be sent to the address indicated during registration. If you don't reside in the United States, you will receive digital copies.

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 08/15/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Group discount for 4 or more registering together ($40 off each). Limit 30.

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    Contact:
    Deborah Owen-Sohocki, deborahmowensohocki@gmail.com
    Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 619-356-1149​​​​​​​

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org Telephone: 619-356-1149, in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    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.

    • 01 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • Los Angeles, CA (ONLINE FORMAT -September 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 2020)
    • 27
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    Facilitator(s): Jody Malterre, MAEd, CPDT & Dodie Blomberg, M.Ed, CPDLT

    Dates and Times: 
    09/01/2020 - 09/17/2020
    9:00 am -11:15 PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT - Los Angeles, CA

    Facilitator Information: 
    Jody Malterre, MAEd has enjoyed working as a Positive Discipline Trainer, a Montessori teacher trainer and a school consultant for over 20 years. She holds a certificate in Adlerian Studies and currently is serving as a Co-Board Chair for the Positive Discipline Association and as a Co-Chair of the Educators Section of North American Adlerian Society of Adlerian Psychologists (NASAP). When she is not traveling for work, she loves spending time with her husband in her home town of Boise, ID and finding new delights in her new role of being a parent to her two adult daughters.

    Dodie Blomberg, M.Ed is passionate about helping people improve their lives through crea8ng respec9ul rela8onships in their families, schools and communi8es. She taught 5th grade in Tempe, Arizona for 12 years. She is a Lead Trainer for the Posi8ve Discipline Associa8on and an Adler Trained Coach. She facilitates Posi8ve Discipline Workshops and trainings all over Arizona, the United States and online! She has also had the amazing opportunity to facilitate trainings in various ci8es all over China for the past 4 years. She is most proud of her two children, Colton 25, and Cassidy 22.


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.
    Additional Information:
    We will meet for 3 weeks in a row on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 online classes total.


    Cost: 
    $375 Early Registration, available until 08/01/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Limit 30.

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    Contact:
    Jody Malterre, Jody@parentteachercoach.com, 208-761-9080​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    Dodie Blomberg, dodieblombergpda@yahoo.com, 480-213-0341​​​​​​

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    June 2, 4, 9 & 11, 2020 6-8pm EST (Tuesday's and Thursday's) and
    Jun 6 & 13, 2020 10am-12 EST  (Saturday's)
    • 08 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Bardstown, KY (ONLINE FORMAT - September 8-18, 2020)
    • 30
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    Facilitator(s):  Mary Jones, CPDLT/MAT/ STARS Trainer

    Dates and Times: 
    09/08/2020 - 09/18/2020
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST

    Location: 
    ONLINE FORMAT -Bardstown, Kentucky

    Facilitator Information: 
    Head Start teacher and Education Director for Central Kentucky CAC Head Start, owner/director/lead teacher for Kids'Stuff Kindergarten, Nursery and All Day Care Center Inc. Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Early Childhood and Education 
    Level V STARS trainer for state of Kentucky's childcare professionals, speaker at Early Childhood state conferences, trainer of teachers and parents in Belize and offers parenting classes online as well as in person.

    Workshop Description:

    This interactive on-line live workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
    2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
    3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness, and understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
    4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
    5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 08/24/2020. $425 Regular Registration. Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off. Limit .

    Contact: Mary Jones, maryhoganjones47@gmail.com, 502-331-5396

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact maryhoganjones47@gmail.com, in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    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.

    • 11 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Boise, ID (2-Day Workshop September 11-13, 2020)

    Facilitator(s): Jody Malterre, M.Ed, CPDT 

    Dates and Times:
    09/11/2020 - 09/13/2020
    Fri 6-8 pm, Sat/Sun 9-5

    Location:
    1151 W Miller St
    Boise, Idaho, USA

    Facilitator Information: 
    With over 30 years' experience in education, I love to consult with schools around administration, curriculum, and implementation of the Positive Discipline model. Using my experience as an owner and operator of three accredited Montessori schools in Boise, Idaho for 17 years, I enjoy helping Montessori schools with curriculum integration and teacher collaboration. I also work as a Montessori teacher trainer at Westminster College. 
    While my work as a Positive Discipline and Montessori trainer has been in the US and Internationally, my favorite place to work is in my community of Boise, Idaho.  When home, I regularly offer classes to parents and teachers and provide one on one coaching.  It is through my experiences as a classroom teacher, administrator, trainer, and most importantly, a parent of two daughters, that I draw upon stories and experiences to help others.  I also help businesses using my skills as a facilitator of Empowering People in the Workplace. 
    I hold a certificate in Adlerian Studies through the Idaho Society of Individual Psychology and a Montessori credential for kids ages 2-12.  Currently I enjoy serving as a Co-Board Chair for the Positive Discipline Association and as a Co-Chair of the Educators Section of North American Adlerian Society of Adlerian Psychologists (NASAP).

    Workshop Description: 
    Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. 

    Participants in this workshop will: 

    1. 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). 
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert. 
    3. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children. 
    4. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 08/15/2020. $425 Regular Registration. 3 or more registering together take $40 off each. Limit 30.

    To Register:  https://parentteachercoach.com/certification-classes

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact: Jody Malterre, jody@parentteachercoach.com, 208-761-9080

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 14 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Coronado, CA (ONLINE FORMAT - September 14-30, 2020)

    Facilitator(s): Fernanda Lee, CPDLT, M.A.Ed

    Dates and Times:
    09/14/2020 - 09/30/2020
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT - Coronado, California

    Facilitator Information: 

    Fernanda Lee is married for 20 years and lead trainer in Positive Discipline. She holds master degree in education. She currently teaches certification courses for parents and health professionals, teachers, early childhood education and couples. She led courses in the Mental Health System for parents, psychologists and teachers at schools in Brazil, Portugal, and the United States. Fernanda occupies the position of international advisor to the Board of Directors of the Positive Discipline Association. To learn more about Fernanda and her work: https://filosofiapositiva.com.br/

    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 08/04/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee.. Limit 30.

    To Register:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-teaching-parenting-the-positive-discipline-way-ce-credit-tickets-110174579132

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact:  Fernanda Lee, fe@filosofiapositiva.com.br, 8584440093

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact fe@filosofiapositiva.com.br, in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 26 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Phoenix, AZ (ONLINE FORMAT - September 18-26, 2020)



    Facilitator(s): Eva Dwight, M.Ed, CPDLT, & Dodie Blomberg, M.Ed, CPDLT

     
    Dates and Times:
    09/18/2020 - 09/26/2020
    Friday, September 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 19 from 8:00am - 12:00 pm, Friday, September 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - PST

    Location:
    Online Format - Phoenix, Arizona

    Facilitator Information: 
    After teaching junior and senior high English for 12 years, Eva Dwight earned her Masters Degree in educational counseling in 1997 and worked as a school counselor for 20 years. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, as Associate Certified Coach, and a trainer for the world-renowned Gurian Institute. Her parenting articles have appeared in the nationally published blog allthemoms.com. She has been married for 34 years and is the proud parent of two sons, ages 23 and 25.  

    Dodie is passionate about helping people improve their lives through creating respectful relationships in their families, schools and communities. She taught 5th grade in Tempe Arizona for 12 years. she is a Lead Trainer with the Positive Discipline Association, an Adler Trained Coach and a trainer for the Gurian Institute. She facilitates Positive Discipline Workshops and trainings all over Arizona, the United States and internationally. For the past four years, Dodie has had the amazing opportunity to facilitate over 50 Positive Discipline workshops and trainings all over China. She is most proud of her two grown children; Colton 25 and Cassidy 22.

    Workshop Description:  

    This is an online interactive workshop 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: 

    1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
    2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
    3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
    4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
    5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
    6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 
    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 09/01/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Four or more registering together, take $50 off the fee. Limit 40.

    To Register: https://www.evadwight.com/workshops/upcoming-workshops.html?calid=139&id=42&view=event

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact: Eva Dwight, endwightccc@gmail.com, 480-363-7686
    Dodie Blomberg, dodieblombergpda@yahoo.com, 480-213-0341​​​​​​​

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.


    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 8:45 AM (PDT)
    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • Santa Cruz, CA (ONLINE FORMAT - September 21- October 7, 2020)
    • 25
    Register

    Facilitator(s): Jane Weed-Pomerantz, CPDLT, & Colleen Murphy, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    09/21/2020 - 10/07/2020
    Mondays and Wednesdays 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM (PST)

    Location:
    (ONLINE FORMAT) - Santa Cruz, California United States

    Facilitator Information: 
    PD Lead Trainer 
    Former Board Member of PDA, currently Board Member with Positive Discipline Community Resources in Central CA, and member of SC Area Mentors Group. Teaches classes for all ages, workshops for agencies and 
    additional expertise working in Justice System inside and outside of detention facilities.
    Also certified to train PD ECE 
    Cooperative Preschool teacher, member of Santa Cruz Area Mentors Grp and class facilitator for preschool, school aged and teenagers.


    Workshop Description: 
    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost: $375. Early Registration, available until 08/24/2020. $425. Regular Registration.  2 or more $50 off registration fee. Limit 25.


    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact: Jane Weed-Pomerantz,  jweedpomerantz@gmail.com, 831-239-5543
    Colleen Murphy, comurphy1@hotmail.com, 831-435-9011​​​​​​​

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


    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Brookfield, CT (ONLINE FORMAT - September 22, 24, October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 2020 EST)
    • 24
    Register


    Facilitator(s): Carol Dores, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    09/22/2020 - 10/20/2020

    September 22, 24 - October 1, 6, 8*, 13, 15, 20, 2020 - Tuesday's & Thursday's
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
    (Note: 10/8 session will be 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST)

    Location:
    (ONLINE FORMAT) Brookfield, Connecticut, United States

    Facilitator Information: 
    Carol is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She has worked with educators and staff of preschoolers through high school, as well as hundreds of parents of all aged children (prenatal to adult), . She co-founded Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and served as Co-Chair of the international Board of Directors of the Positive Discipline Association. Carol has written blogs for Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and has articles published in Compass, a Positive Discipline digital magazine. She has two adult sons and a husband of over 36 years. Their relationships continue to grow and benefit from Positive Discipline. 

    Workshop Description:  This interactive on-line live and streamed video 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: 

    1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
    2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
    3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
    4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
    5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
    6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 
    Additional Information:

    The Registration deadline is September 10, 2020

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 08/22/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee.. Limit 24.

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact: Carol Dores, carolsdores@gmail.com, 1-203-794-2099 

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Bellingham, WA (ONLINE FORMAT - September 22 - October 8, 2020)



    Facilitator(s):  Casey O'Roarty, M.Ed, CPDT, ICF Coach

    Dates and Times:
    09/22/2020 - 10/08/2020 (Tuesday's and Thursday's)
    9:30am - 12:00pm PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT 
    Bellingham, Washington

    Facilitator Information: 
    Casey O'Roarty, Med, is a facilitator of personal growth and development. Her work encourages parents to discover the purpose of their journey, while also providing them with tools and a shift of mindset that allows them to deepen their relationships with themselves and their families. 

    As a Positive Discipline Educator since 2007, Trainer since 2012, and ICF certified coach, Casey has led countless groups through workshops and classes that have left them feeling empowered and excited about parenting. 

    She also offers an engaging podcast, live and online classes, and individual coaching at www.joyfulcourage.com. Her first book, Joyful Courage: Calming the Drama and Taking Control of YOUR Parenting Journey launched May 20th, 2019. Casey lives in the Pacific Northwest with greatest teachers – her husband, and two teenage kids.


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost:   $375 Early Registration, available until 08/25/2020. Regular Registration.  4 or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Limit 30.

    To Register: https://tpwithjoyfulcourage.eventbrite.com

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact: Casey O'Roarty, CASEY@JOYFULCOURAGE.COM, 360-348-636

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 04 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Oakland, CA (2-Day Workshop October 3-4, 2020)

    Facilitator(s): Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper, MS, CPDT, CIC, &
    Marcilie Smith Boyle, MBA, CPCC, CPDT


    Dates and Times:
    10/03/2020 - 10/04/2020
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Both Days

    Location:
    Rockridge Community Center
    5776 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94618, USA


    Facilitator Information: 
    Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper, Masters Early Childhood Education, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Certified Integral Coach, Montessori Administrator Credential, is a facilitator and coach who empowers people to thrive and become skillful in taking meaningful action at work, home, and in life. She has over 25 years of teaching and leadership experience at the early childhood through graduate school levels. Catherine is also a Certified Realization Process Meditation Teacher and lives in the San Francisco East Bay Area with her partner and two teenagers.

    Marcilie Smith Boyle, MBA, CPCC is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Career Coach who helps high achieving parents and professionals live, work, and parent with more peace, purpose, and joy. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and CPCC from The Coaches Training Institute and loves living in Oakland with her husband and three school-aged children.

    Workshop Description:
    This two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect. 
    2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group. 
    3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children. 
    4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings. 
    5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents. 

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 09/02/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Groups of 4 or more who register together get an additional $40 off /Person. Contact MarcilieSmithBoyle@gmail.com for your coupon code.. Limit 40.

    To Register: https://workingparenting.com/ece

    Contact:
    Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper, catherine@interweavers.com, 510-859-4160
    Marcilie Smith Boyle, marciliesmithboyle@gmail.com, 510-499-7720​​​​​​​

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    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.

    • 05 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • 09 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Chicago, IL (ONLINE FORMAT - October 5 - November 9, 2020)
    • 30
    Register

    Facilitator(s): Lisa Herold, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    10/05/2020 - 11/09/2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT 
    Chicago, Illinois

    Facilitator Information: 
    Lisa Herold is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Empowering People in the Workplace Facilitator who provides leadership training and consultation to schools, homes, and businesses. Over the past 25 years, she has taught at the primary, intermediate, and middle school levels in both public and private settings. Lisa served as Director of Parent Engagement and Positive Discipline at a private school in Chicago, where she was a member of the Leadership Team. She is the parent of three young adults. 


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop 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: 

    1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
    2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
    3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
    4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
    5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
    6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

    Cost:   $375 Early Registration, available until 09/07/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Four or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Limit 30.

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact: Lisa Herold, lisa@lisaheroldconsulting.com, 8474043530

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 16 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 24 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Mesa, Arizona (ONLINE FORMAT - October 16, 17 23 and 24, 2020)


    Facilitator(s): Dodie Blomberg, M.Ed, CPDLT, & Eva Dwight, M.Ed, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    10/16/2020 - 10/24/2020
    Friday, October 16 from 6pm - 8pm PST, Saturday, October 17, 8am -12 pm, Friday, October 23, 6pm - 8pm, and Saturday, October 24, 8am -12 pm PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT 
    Mesa, Arizona

    Facilitator Information: 
    Dodie is passionate about helping people improve their lives through creating respectful relationships in their families, schools and communities. She taught 5th grade in Tempe, AZ for 12 years. She is a Lead Trainer for the Positive Discipline Association and an Adler Trained Coach. She facilitates Positive Discipline Workshops and trainings all over Arizona, the United States, and internationally. For the past 4 years, Dodie has had the amazing opportunity to facilitate over 50 Positive Discipline Workshops and trainings in China. She is most proud of her two children, Colton 25 and Cassidy 22.

    After teaching English Language Arts for 12 years, Eva Dwight earned her Master's degree in educational counseling in 1997 and worked as a school counselor for 20 years. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, an Associate Certified Coach and a trainer for the world-renowned Gurian Institute. Her parenting articles have been published in the USA Today blog allthemoms.com. She has been married for 33 years and is the proud parent of two sons, ages 25 and 23. 


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 09/18/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Four or more registering together, take $50 off the fee. Limit 40.

    To Register: https://www.evadwight.com/workshops/upcoming-workshops.html?calid=139&id=21&view=event

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    Contact: Dodie Blomberg, dodieblombergpda@yahoo.com, 480-213-0341
    Eva Dwight, endwightccc@gmail.com, 480-363-7686​​​​​​​

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

    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.

    • 03 Nov 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • New York (ONLINE FORMAT - November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19, 2020)


    Facilitator(s): Teresa LaSala, CPDLT, & Kathleen McClay, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    11/03/2020 - 11/19/2020
    November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT 
    New York, New York

    Facilitator Information: 
    Teresa LaSala is a Co-Author of Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teachers' Guide: Activities for Students, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Leaders' Guide: Resources and Activities and Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual, 6th Edition. As a Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator and Lead Trainer, Teresa provides parent workshops and trainings, as well as high level training, consultation and ongoing supportive services in public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout the United States and internationally. She has facilitated trainings/workshops drawing school leader participants from around the world i.e.; Iceland, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Switzerland, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil, to name a few. 

    Teresa is a Whole Child Faculty Member - Regional Specialist for ASCD (an educational leadership organization, www.ascd.org). She serves as a School Culture and Climate Specialist with The School Culture and Climate Initiative, based at the Center for Human and Social Development of the College of Saint Elizabeth; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Role Model SEL and Character Education Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model). She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 20 years and served 8 years on the International Board of Directors. She regularly facilitates Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom and Parenting with Positive Discipline workshops and certification training's for the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org). 

    Teresa is a licensed nurse with 23 years of experience in the areas of Family and Pediatric Care, Child Development, and General Medicine. She resides in Denville, NJ with her husband Jim and 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers.

    Kathleen McClay, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Co-Founder of Positive Discipline New Jersey, has enjoyed facilitating workshops for parents and educators since 2010. Her many years of experience in the field of early childhood education as preschool director and teacher, along with her degree in special education, have inspired in Kathleen a passion to help children develop the skills necessary to become capable, contributing members of their kindergarten classrooms and beyond. As a Consultant with the School Culture and Climate Initiative, Based at the Center for Human and Social Development, College of Saint Elizabeth and a member of the United Way Success By 6 Social Emotional Learning Team, Kathleen has the opportunity to work with adults and students as they focus upon cultivating healthy, safe, respectful and engaging school climates. Positive Discipline New Jersey provides training, consultation and certification workshops to many public and private schools (PreK-12), and districts as well as community organizations. PDNJ specializes in: Whole School Positive Discipline Certification, On-Site Training, PD Leadership Team Support, Classroom Observation/Feedback and Parent Education. 

    Kathleen is deeply committed to sharing the Adlerian philosophy and tools of Positive Discipline as a framework for building respectful relationships and helping children to develop essential social, emotional and life skills for independence and strong character. She has worked with international audiences and is honored to be helping forward the Positive Discipline movement as it spreads across the globe and throughout the United States. She describes her experience with Positive Discipline as life altering. "I began to see children and behavior through a different lens. Before long, it positively impacted all of my relationships. It's been an amazing journey and I love sharing this information with others and learning alongside participants."


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 10/01/2020. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 23.

    To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-parenting-the-positive-discipline-way-tickets-107606850988

    Contact:
    Teresa LaSala, teresalasala@aol.com, 973-713-4295
    Kathleen McClay, mcclaypd@gmail.com, 2017386948​​​​​​​

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

    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.

    • 07 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PST)
    • 08 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • San Jose, CA (2-Day Workshop November 7-8, 2020)
    • 16
    Register

    Facilitator(s): Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT 


    Dates and Times:
    11/07/2020 - 11/08/2020
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    Location:
    San Jose, California area

    Facilitator Information: 
    Cathy is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer in parenting, classroom and early childhood education and has been offering school training and facilitating Positive Discipline workshops for over 10 years. She also offers Positive Discipline coaching to families and educators who are striving to incorporate the philosophy into their lives. She is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting based in San Jose, CA and has additional expertise as an early childhood educator and working with parent participation schools. She is the mother of 2 and her best teachers have been her now 15 and 18 year old daughters.

    Workshop Description:
    This two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect. 
    2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group. 
    3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children. 
    4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings. 
    5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents. 

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 10/07/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Limit 20.

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

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Cathy Kawakami - cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com, in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    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.

    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • 13 Dec 2020
    • 11:30 AM (PST)
    • San Diego, CA (ONLINE FORMAT - December 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2020)
    • 40
    Register


    Facilitator(s): Cheryl Erwin, MA., MFT., CPDLT, & Dodie Blomberg, M.Ed, CPDLT

    Dates and Times: 
    12/05/2020 - 12/13/2020
    Saturday, December 5, Sunday, December 6, Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 8am - 11:30 am PST

    Location: 
    ONLINE FORMAT -San Diego, California

    Facilitator Information: 
    Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a Certified Lead Trainer with the Positive Discipline Association. She is the author or co-author of several books in the best selling "Positive Discipline" series, as well as the "Positive Discipline for Early childhood Educators" manual and is a popular International speaker and trainer. Cheryl also serves as the Mental Health Consultant and Family Coach for Early Head Start, a federal program that serves children from birth to three and their families. Cheryl is married with one adult son and the two most remarkable grandchildren in the world.

    Dodie Blomberg is passionate about helping people improve their lives through creating respectful relationships in their families, schools and communities. She taught 5th grade in Tempe, Arizona for 12 years. She is a Lead Trainer with the Positive Discipline Association and an Adler Trained Coach. She facilitates Positive Discipline Workshops and trainings all over Arizona, the US an internationally. For the past 5 years, she has facilitated over 60 Positive Discipline Trainings all over China. She is most proud of her two young adult children: 25 and 22.

    Workshop Description:

    This interactive on-line live workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
    2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
    3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness, and understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
    4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
    5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.


    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 11/05/2020. $425 Regular Registration. Four or more registering together, take $50 off each fee.. Limit 40.

    Contact:
    Cheryl Erwin, cheryl@cherylerwin.com, 775-771-4369
    Dodie Blomberg, dodieblombergpda@yahoo.com, 480-213-0341​​​​​​​

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    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.

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 11 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Atlanta, GA (2-Day Workshop December 10-11, 2020)
    • 15
    Register



    Facilitator(s): Kelly Pfeiffer, CPDLT, & Kelly Gfroerer, CPDT, LPC, Ph.D.

    Location: 
    1328 Peachtree Street Northeast
    Atlanta, GA

    Facilitator Information: 
    Kelly Pfeiffer is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, and has extensive practice applying Positive Discipline principles in her own parenting for twenty four years. She has been teaching Positive Discipline parenting workshops since the year 2000 and has twelve years of experience training parent educators. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Positive Discipline Association and travels to Europe and Asia to train parent educators and teachers about Positive Discipline and social emotional development. Kelly is also a Certified Master Trainer for the South Carolina Child Care Training System, a "Training from the Back of the Room" trainer and the owner of Go Interactive Training.

    Kelly Gfroerer, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Positive Discipline Association. She has worked as a parent educator, teacher, school counselor, and educational consultant in the greater Atlanta area for over two decades. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Georgia State University. 

    Workshop Description:
    This two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect. 
    2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group. 
    3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children. 
    4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings. 
    5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents. 

    Cost: $375 early registration, available until November 10, 2020. $425 regular registration. Limit 35. 

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    Contact:
    Kelly Pfeiffer, KellyPfeifferthinkitthrough@gmail.com, 8644770027
    Kelly Gfroerer, positivedisciplineatlanta@gmail.com, 858-260-0026​​​​​​​

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Kelly Pfeiffer, KellyPfeifferthinkitthrough@gmail.com, in advance. 

    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.

    • 19 Jan 2021
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • 04 Feb 2021
    • 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Del Mar, California (ONLINE FORMAT - January 19 - February 4, 2021)
    • 30
    Register


    Facilitator(s): Yogi Patel, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    01/19/2021 - 02/04/2021
    5:30 – 7:30 pm PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT - Del Mar, California

    Facilitator Information: 
    Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 
    Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. 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. Yogi is currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce for the Positive Discipline Association. She feels fulfilled helping children and elderly members gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and HIIT training. 


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 12/10/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  4+ participants registering together will receive a $50 discount. Limit 30 participants.

    Contact: Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 619-356-1149


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    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 8:30 AM (PST)
    • 31 Jan 2021
    • 4:30 PM (PST)
    • San Diego, CA (2-Day Workshop January 30-31, 2021)

    Facilitator(s): Yogi Patel, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    01/30/2021 - 01/31/2021
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    Location:
    6540 Flanders Drive
    San Diego, California, 92121

    Facilitator Information: 
    Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 
    Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. 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. Yogi is currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce for the Positive Discipline Association. She feels fulfilled helping children and elderly members gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and HIIT training. 

    Workshop Description:

    This two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect. 
    2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group. 
    3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children. 
    4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings. 
    5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents. 

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 01/09/2021. $425 Regular Registration.  Group discount for 4 or more registering together ($40 off each). Limit 30.

    To Register:  https://www.heartfeltparenting.org/register

    Contact: Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 6193561149

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    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.

    • 02 Feb 2021
    • 3:15 PM (EST)
    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 5:15 PM (EST)
    • New York (ONLINE FORMAT - February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18, 2021)


    Facilitator(s): Teresa LaSala, CPDLT, & Kathleen McClay, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    02/02/2021 - 02/18/2021
    3:15 pm - 5:15 pm EST
    February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18, 2021

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT 
    New York, New York

    Facilitator Information: 
    Teresa LaSala is a Co-Author of Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teachers' Guide: Activities for Students, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Leaders' Guide: Resources and Activities and Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual, 6th Edition. As a Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator and Lead Trainer, Teresa provides parent workshops and trainings, as well as high level training, consultation and ongoing supportive services in public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout the United States and internationally. She has facilitated trainings/workshops drawing school leader participants from around the world i.e.; Iceland, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Switzerland, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil, to name a few. 

    Teresa is a Whole Child Faculty Member - Regional Specialist for ASCD (an educational leadership organization, www.ascd.org). She serves as a School Culture and Climate Specialist with The School Culture and Climate Initiative, based at the Center for Human and Social Development of the College of Saint Elizabeth; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Role Model SEL and Character Education Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model). She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 20 years and served 8 years on the International Board of Directors. She regularly facilitates Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom and Parenting with Positive Discipline workshops and certification training's for the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org). 

    Teresa is a licensed nurse with 23 years of experience in the areas of Family and Pediatric Care, Child Development, and General Medicine. She resides in Denville, NJ with her husband Jim and 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers.

    Kathleen McClay, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Co-Founder of Positive Discipline New Jersey, has enjoyed facilitating workshops for parents and educators since 2010. Her many years of experience in the field of early childhood education as preschool director and teacher, along with her degree in special education, have inspired in Kathleen a passion to help children develop the skills necessary to become capable, contributing members of their kindergarten classrooms and beyond. As a Consultant with the School Culture and Climate Initiative, Based at the Center for Human and Social Development, College of Saint Elizabeth and a member of the United Way Success By 6 Social Emotional Learning Team, Kathleen has the opportunity to work with adults and students as they focus upon cultivating healthy, safe, respectful and engaging school climates. Positive Discipline New Jersey provides training, consultation and certification workshops to many public and private schools (PreK-12), and districts as well as community organizations. PDNJ specializes in: Whole School Positive Discipline Certification, On-Site Training, PD Leadership Team Support, Classroom Observation/Feedback and Parent Education. 

    Kathleen is deeply committed to sharing the Adlerian philosophy and tools of Positive Discipline as a framework for building respectful relationships and helping children to develop essential social, emotional and life skills for independence and strong character. She has worked with international audiences and is honored to be helping forward the Positive Discipline movement as it spreads across the globe and throughout the United States. She describes her experience with Positive Discipline as life altering. "I began to see children and behavior through a different lens. Before long, it positively impacted all of my relationships. It's been an amazing journey and I love sharing this information with others and learning alongside participants."


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop 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: 

    1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
    2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
    3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
    4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
    5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
    6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 12/31/2020. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 23.

    To Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/positive-discipline-in-the-school-and-classroom-tickets-108486512078 

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact:
    Teresa LaSala, teresalasala@aol.com, 973-713-4295
    Kathleen McClay, mcclaypd@gmail.com, 2017386948​​​​​​​

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Denville, NJ (2-day workshop, February 26-27, 2021)


    Facilitator(s):
     Kathleen McClay, CPDT, & Teresa LaSala, CPDLT


    Dates and Times:
    02/26/2021 - 02/27/2021
    9:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Location:
    122 Diamond Spring Road
    Denville, New Jersey

    Facilitator Information: 
    Kathleen McClay, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Co-Founder of Positive Discipline New Jersey, has enjoyed facilitating workshops for parents and educators since 2010. Her many years of experience in the field of early childhood education as preschool director and teacher, along with her degree in special education, have inspired in Kathleen a passion to help children develop the skills necessary to become capable, contributing members of their kindergarten classrooms and beyond.  As a Consultant with the School Culture and Climate Initiative, Based at the Center for Human and Social Development, College of Saint Elizabeth and a member of the United Way Success By 6 Social Emotional Learning Team, Kathleen has the opportunity to work with adults and students as they focus upon cultivating healthy, safe, respectful and engaging school climates. Positive Discipline New Jersey provides training, consultation and certification workshops to many public and private schools (PreK-12), and districts as well as community organizations. PDNJ specializes in: Whole School Positive Discipline Certification, On-Site Training, PD Leadership Team Support, Classroom Observation/Feedback and Parent Education. 

    Kathleen is deeply committed to sharing the Adlerian philosophy and tools of Positive Discipline as a framework for building respectful relationships and helping children to develop essential social, emotional and life skills for independence and strong character. She has worked with international audiences and is honored to be helping forward the Positive Discipline movement as it spreads across the globe and throughout the United States. She describes her experience with Positive Discipline as life altering. "I began to see children and behavior through a different lens. Before long, it positively impacted all of my relationships. It's been an amazing journey and I love sharing this information with others and learning alongside participants."

    Teresa LaSala is a Co-Author of Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teachers' Guide: Activities for Students, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Leaders' Guide: Resources and Activities and Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual, 6th Edition.  As a Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator and Lead Trainer, Teresa provides parent workshops and trainings, as well as high level training, consultation and ongoing supportive services in public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout the United States and internationally. She has facilitated trainings/workshops drawing school leader participants from around the world i.e.; Iceland, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Switzerland, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil, to name a few. 

    Teresa is a Whole Child Faculty Member - Regional Specialist for ASCD (an educational leadership organization, www.ascd.org). She serves as a School Culture and Climate Specialist with The School Culture and Climate Initiative, based at the Center for Human and Social Development of the College of Saint Elizabeth; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Role Model SEL and Character Education Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model).  She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 20 years and served 8 years on the International Board of Directors. She regularly facilitates Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom and Parenting with Positive Discipline workshops and certification training's for the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org). 

    Teresa is a licensed nurse with 23 years of experience in the areas of Family and Pediatric Care, Child Development, and General Medicine. She resides in Denville, NJ with her husband Jim and 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers.


    Workshop Description: 
    Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. 

    Participants in this workshop will: 

    1. 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). 
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert. 
    3. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children. 
    4. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families


    Additional Information:

    1) Please direct all workshop questions, registration requirements, etc. to Kathleen McClay at mcclaypd@gmail.com. She will be serving as Denville, NJ workshop coordinator 
    2) FYI Reminder: With our workshops we charge participants an additional $20 per workshop via Eventbrite registration to cover mandatory participant fee charged by venue for parking, wifi, breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea/beverages/snacks.  
    3)  Please see link for details for the combined PDC and TP workshops at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/99495513760 
    Thank you! 

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 01/26/2021. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 32.

    To Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/99495435526

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact:
    Kathleen McClay, mcclaypd@gmail.com, 2017386948
    Teresa LaSala, teresalasalacpda@aol.com, 9737134295​​​​​​​

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

    Lodging Information: 
    Nearby Lodging: 
    Hilton Garden, Rockaway 
    375 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, New Jersey, 07866, USA 
    TEL: +1-973-328-0600 
    https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ewrrogi-hilton-garden-inn-rockaway/

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 


    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.

    • 01 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 02 Mar 2021
    • 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Denville, NJ (2-day workshop, March 1-2, 2021)



    Facilitator(s):
     Kathleen McClay, CPDT, & Teresa LaSala, CPDLT


    Dates and Times:
    03/01/2021 - 03/02/2021
    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Location:
    122 Diamond Spring Road
    Denville, New Jersey


    Facilitator Information: 
    Kathleen McClay, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Co-Founder of Positive Discipline New Jersey, has enjoyed facilitating workshops for parents and educators since 2010. Her many years of experience in the field of early childhood education as preschool director and teacher, along with her degree in special education, have inspired in Kathleen a passion to help children develop the skills necessary to become capable, contributing members of their kindergarten classrooms and beyond.  

    As a Consultant with the School Culture and Climate Initiative, Based at the Center for Human and Social Development, College of Saint Elizabeth and a member of the United Way Success By 6 Social Emotional Learning Team, Kathleen has the opportunity to work with adults and students as they focus upon cultivating healthy, safe, respectful and engaging school climates. Positive Discipline New Jersey provides training, consultation and certification workshops to many public and private schools (PreK-12), and districts as well as community organizations. PDNJ specializes in: Whole School Positive Discipline Certification, On-Site Training, PD Leadership Team Support, Classroom Observation/Feedback and Parent Education. Kathleen is deeply committed to sharing the Adlerian philosophy and tools of Positive Discipline as a framework for building respectful relationships and helping children to develop essential social, emotional and life skills for independence and strong character. She has worked with international audiences and is honored to be helping forward the Positive Discipline movement as it spreads across the globe and throughout the United States. She describes her experience with Positive Discipline as life altering. "I began to see children and behavior through a different lens. Before long, it positively impacted all of my relationships. It's been an amazing journey and I love sharing this information with others and learning alongside participants."

    Teresa LaSala is a Co-Author of Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teachers' Guide: Activities for Students, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Leaders' Guide: Resources and Activities and Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual, 6th Edition. As a Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator and Lead Trainer, Teresa provides parent workshops and trainings, as well as high level training, consultation and ongoing supportive services in public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout the United States and internationally. She has facilitated trainings/workshops drawing school leader participants from around the world i.e.; Iceland, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Switzerland, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil, to name a few. 

    Teresa is a Whole Child Faculty Member - Regional Specialist for ASCD (an educational leadership organization, www.ascd.org). She serves as a School Culture and Climate Specialist with The School Culture and Climate Initiative, based at the Center for Human and Social Development of the College of Saint Elizabeth; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Role Model SEL and Character Education Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model). She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 20 years and served 8 years on the International Board of Directors. She regularly facilitates Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom and Parenting with Positive Discipline workshops and certification training's for the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org). Teresa is a licensed nurse with 23 years of experience in the areas of Family and Pediatric Care, Child Development, and General Medicine. She resides in Denville, NJ with her husband Jim and 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers.

    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: 

    1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
    2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
    3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
    4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
    5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
    6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

    Additional Information:

    1) Please direct all workshop questions, registration requirements, etc. to Kathleen McClay at mcclaypd@gmail.com. She will be serving as Denville, NJ workshop coordinator 
    2) FYI Reminder: With our workshops we charge participants an additional $20 per workshop via Eventbrite registration to cover mandatory participant fee charged by venue for parking, wifi, breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea/beverages/snacks.  
    3) Please see the link for details on the combined PDC and TP workshops at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/99495513760 
    Thank you! 

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 01/26/2021. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 32.

    To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/99495561904

    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Contact: Kathleen McClay, mcclaypd@gmail.com, 2017386948
    Teresa LaSala, teresalasalacpda@aol.com, 9737134295​​​​​​​

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

    Lodging Information: 
    Nearby Lodging: 
    Hilton Garden, Rockaway 
    375 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, New Jersey, 07866, USA 
    TEL: +1-973-328-0600 
    https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ewrrogi-hilton-garden-inn-rockaway/

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • San Diego, California (ONLINE FORMAT - March 11-25, 2021)
    • 30
    Register


    Facilitator(s): Yogi Patel, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    03/11/2021 - 03/25/2021
    5:30 – 7:30 pm PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT - San Diego, California

    Facilitator Information: 
    Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 
    Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. 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. Yogi is currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce for the Positive Discipline Association. She feels fulfilled helping children and elderly members gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and HIIT training. 


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop 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: 

    1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
    2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
    3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
    4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
    5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
    6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 02/10/2021. $425 Regular Registration.  4+ participants registering together will receive a $40 discount. Limit 30 participants.

    Contact: Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 619-356-1149


    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • 22 Apr 2021
    • 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • San Diego, California (ONLINE FORMAT - April 6 - 22, 2021)
    • 30
    Register


    Facilitator(s): Yogi Patel, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    04/06/2021 - 04/22/2021
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT - San Diego, California

    Facilitator Information: 
    Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 
    Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. 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. Yogi is currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce for the Positive Discipline Association. She feels fulfilled helping children and elderly members gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and HIIT training. 


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 03/10/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  4+ participants registering together will receive a $50 discount. Limit 30 participants.

    Contact: Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 619-356-1149


    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 08 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • San Diego, California (ONLINE FORMAT - June 8-24, 2021)
    • 30
    Register


    Facilitator(s): Yogi Patel, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    06/08/2021 - 06/24/2021
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT - San Diego, California

    Facilitator Information: 
    Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 
    Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. 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. Yogi is currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce for the Positive Discipline Association. She feels fulfilled helping children and elderly members gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and HIIT training. 


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop 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: 

    1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
    2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
    3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
    4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
    5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
    6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 05/10/2021. $425 Regular Registration.  4+ participants registering together will receive a $40 discount. Limit 30 participants.

    Contact: Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 619-356-1149


    DOWNLOAD FLYER

    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • San Diego, CA (2-Day Workshop June 23-24, 2021)
    • 35
    Register

    Facilitator(s): Cheryl Erwin, CPDLT, & Steven Foster, CPDLT

    Dates and Times:
    06/23/2021 - 06/24/2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:
    San Diego, California

    Facilitator Information: 
    Cheryl Erwin is a certified Lead Trainer and a co-author of the "Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators" manual, as well as several books in the Positive Discipline series. She is an international trainer, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the Mental Health Consultant with Early Head Start at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Steven Foster is a certified Lead Trainer and a co-author of the "Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators" manual, as well as a co-author of "Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs." He is an international trainer and consults with Head Start in Portland, Oregon.

    Workshop Description:
    This two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

    1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect. 
    2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group. 
    3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children. 
    4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings. 
    5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents. 

    Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 5/23/2021. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 35.

    Contact:
    Cheryl Erwin, cheryl@cherylerwin.com, 7757714369
    Steven Foster, sfos54@msn.com, (971)2756510​​​​​​​

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

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    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.

    • 13 Jul 2021
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • San Diego, California (ONLINE FORMAT - July 13-29, 2021)
    • 30
    Register


    Facilitator(s): Yogi Patel, CPDT

    Dates and Times:
    07/13/2021 - 07/29/2021 - Tuesday and Thursday
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, PST

    Location:
    ONLINE FORMAT - San Diego, California

    Facilitator Information: 
    Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 
    Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. 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. Yogi is currently a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce for the Positive Discipline Association. She feels fulfilled helping children and elderly members gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and HIIT training. 


    Workshop Description: 

    This is an online interactive workshop designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach. This method is based on Adlerian Psychology and integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Successful participants will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and will:

    1. Learn research based and effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive)
    2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert and gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
    3. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration, available until 06/10/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  4+ participants registering together will receive a $50 discount. Limit 30 participants.

    Contact: Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 619-356-1149


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    Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org in advance. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

    Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

    CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

    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.