What we offer

Adult Education Presentations

Would you like to bring a fun and interactive adult education presentation to your school? Presentations can be tailored to the needs of your group:

  • Back to School Encouragement - Tools You Can Use
  • Parenting Preschoolers with Positive Discipline
  • Kind and Firm Parenting and Finding Your Balance
  • Creating Routines that Work
  • Taming the Teen Years
  • Your Personality and How it Affects Theirs

Presentations are 60-90 minutes long and can contain a mix of lecture, small and large group activities. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and scheduling.

 

Empowering People in the Workplace

 

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This three-day workshop developed by Jane Nelsen and Dina Emser, is designed to provide a step-by-step approach to help business professionals understand how to create a culture of mutual respect in the workplace. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to other leadership programs; it emphasizes experiential activities based on Positive Discipline principles and tools to inspire deeper understanding and change. Participants say that the Team Problem Solving Steps and the Team Meeting process provide fun and effective ways for them to get specific help with real opportunities and challenges at work.

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

 

Ways to use empowering methods of communication to promote a respectful, highly productive workplace environment.

How Positive Discipline principles present a timely, holistic model for businesses.

Core Positive Discipline activities for a workplace audience.

Deeper understanding of Top Card with a focus on strengths and learn how to use other Empowering People tools in workplace situations.

How childhood memories impact some of your beliefs. 

How to be encouraging to yourself and others.

How the Team Meeting process and Team Problem Solving Steps (that are so effective in families, classrooms, and marriages) are also fun and effective in businesses.

 

Attend this workshop if:

  • You want to grow your own leadership skills.
  •  You work in Human Resources.
  •  You work in Leadership Development.
  •  You are a school administrator or part of a school leadership team.
  •  You are an entrepreneur and lead a team.
  •  You lead a team of volunteers.
  •  You were an Individual Contributor and are now a Team Lead.
  •  You are part of a family-owned business.
  •  You believe in a workplace culture based on mutual respect.
  •  You are familiar with the Positive Discipline principles in other areas of your life and want to learn more about their application in business.

Core Materials:

Facilitator Manual

Empowering People in the Workplace Tool Cards

Participant Workbook 

Quick Reference Laminated Guides for Team Meetings, Team Problem Solving Steps

Empowering People in the Workplace Book (coming)

This workshop will be facilitated by Dina Emser, Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, Certified Professional Coach and co-author of the Empowering People in the Workplace curriculum. 

Dates: January 17-19, 2020
Location: Mulberry School, 220 Belgatos Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Cost: Earlybird Price: $575 (ends 12/15/19) - Regular Price: $625 - Space is Limited

 

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Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Become a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator

 

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This interactive training workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, school staff, paraprofessionals, counselors, therapists and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors in classroom and school settings. Fee includes Positive Discipline in the Classroom book, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Facilitators Manual and related handouts.

Workshop participants will:

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

Fees include Positive Discipline in the Classroom book, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teacher's Guide, Leader's Guide and related handouts.

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

   13 Continuing Education Credit Hours

 

Contact Cathy if your school or organization is interested in hosting a public or private Positive Discipline in the Classroom Training

 

 

 

Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

Become a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator

ECE-ManualThis 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: 

  • 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.
  • Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
  • Foster essential social and emotional skills to support develpment and school readiness, and understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
  • Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings
  • Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

 

2020 Class option:

Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Mulberry School, 220 Belgatos Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Cost:

$375 Early Bird Discount before 2/14/20
$425 Regular Registration
Group discount for 4 or more registering together ($50 off)
-Includes Early Childhood Educators manual and Positive Discipline for Preschoolers book

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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

Become a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator

TPFunThis interactive training workshop is designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors in home and school settings 

Workshop participants will:

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

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

13 Continuing Education Credit Hours      

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 2 - 3, 2020 from 9:00am - 5:00pm on both days

Location: Mulberry School, 220 Belgatos Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032

 

Costs:

Early Bird Reigstration: $375 (before April 2, 2020)

Regular Registration: $425

Group Discount: Four (4) or more registering together get $50 off the price

Price includes: Positive Discipline book and Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Manual

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Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline Audio Summit

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Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline Audio Summit

by Joyful Courage with host Casey O'Roarty

Hey Parents! Are you currently raising a teenager? Then check this out – I am thrilled to be a   part of the Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline Audio Summit. 5 days, 15 interviews, and a   lifetime of wisdom. If you are interested in listening to real, honest conversations about the messiness of parenting during this wild time, this is for you.

For more information and to register go to: Joyful Courage