Friday, 27. March 2020, St. Francis Residential Community & Conference Center, Combined Ticket: Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way & Positive Discipline in the School & Classroom

from 27. March 2020 - 9:00
till 31. March 2020 - 17:30

St. Francis Residential Community & Conference Center

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Two Certification Workshops - One Site - Save $100!
Workshop 1:
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way - March 27 & 28, 2020
Certification Workshops for Parents, Educators and Counselors:
Positive Discipline parenting tools teach valuable social and life skills that set children up to thrive socially, emotionally and academically and grow into confident capable has demonstrated the importance of social-emotional intelligence as a foundation for learning. Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott & Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experiential 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 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, non-permissive) and creates connection before correction, is empowering and encouraging to children and keeps the joy in parenting.
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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Receive materials adaptable for use with all ages in many settings: home, work, community, and school.
Materials Included:  
Teaching Parenting Manual and Positive Discipline Book

Workshop 2:
Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Certification Workshop, March 30 & 31, 2020
Become a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator
This interactive workshop is designed for all educators, teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators seeking a research, solution-based discipline approach (from Adlerian Psychology), that integrates social and emotional learning throughout the curriculum while positively impacting student behavior, whole school climate, and academic outcomes.
Attendees will earn Certification as Positive Discipline Classroom Educators and develop skills to:

Transform challenging behaviors into opportunities to build social-emotional skills

Understand the belief behind student misbehavior and learn how to use encouragement to motivate positive change

Cultivate classroom communities of connection and respect.

Create an equitable classroom & community with clear guidelines & routines based on mutual respect & cooperation

Facilitate effective class meetings that develop student voice, restore relationships, teach problem-solving and life skills

Fill the “teaching toolbox” with authoritative methods that are both kind and firm for grades PK-12

Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian psychology for use in the classroom and school community

Materials Included: 
Positive Discipline in the Classroom Book and Manual, 6thEdition

Fee for BOTH Workshops $790:

Includes materials, breakfast, lunch, tea/coffee, wi-fi & parking.

The Positive Discipline Association offers need-based scholarships. You must apply by the Early Bird Registration deadline. For more information, click here.

Certification & PDA Membership: 
Upon successful completion of both workshopw, you will be certified as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator by the Positive Discipline Association. Once certified, you will be eligible for a complimentary, 1-year PDA membership. 

Registration Deadline:
March 25, 2020

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 
Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee per workshop) 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. 

Special Needs/Accommodations:
Contact: TeresaLaSalaCPDA@ or mcclaypd@

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


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, ). 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 ().
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."


 What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
1.2 miles from Denville, NJ Transit Station; Free parking on site
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please Email Kathleen McClay at
 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

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