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2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE


Date: July 15th, 2017

Location: Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Positive Discipline Association is collaborating with ICASSI (International Committee for Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes) July 2017 at Butler University. The Positive Discipline Annual Conference and ICASSI will be back-to-back!

Positive Discipline, based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, is a Parenting and Classroom Management Model designed to teach equality and mutual respectful in homes and schools. Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.

Dr. Jane Nelsen, author and co-author of the Positive Discipline book series, will be the keynote speaker. There will be breakout conference sessions that include experiential training and demonstrations in Positive Discipline. Up to 6 hours of CE credit will be available.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Kelly Gfroerer at info@positivediscipline.org.

What is ICASSI?

ICASSI is a non-profit educational organization with an international mission to promote the study of Individual Psychology as taught by Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. In addition to the Rudolf Dreikurs Summer Institute, many ICASSI faculty members support related initiatives throughout the year giving lectures and presentations, helping with training programs and encouraging development of Adlerian associations in various nations. ICASSI and its faculty members also support publication and translation of Dreikurs’ original works.



Positive Discipline Association Conference Program

Saturday, July 15, 2017/ Butler University/ Indianapolis, IN

Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome Table, Bookstore & On-Site Registration 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote: Positive Discipline Tools for Parents and Teachers/ Dr. Jane Nelsen

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Session I

Making the Shift/ Lois Ingber

A foundational tenet of Adlerian theory is social equality based on horizontal relationships in the home, school, workplace and community. Historically, relationships have been vertical (superiors/ inferiors), though this is changing. Through experiential activities and discussion we will explore making the shift towards democratic, social living in all relationships.

Creating a School Culture and Climate that Fosters Engagement: Putting the Pieces Together From the Top Down and Bottom Up!/ Teresa LaSala

This workshop will look at “why and how” Positive Discipline principles and activities can be applied to foster healthy school culture and climate. Participants will learn how to intentionally address climate on a school wide basis by infusing social emotional learning into the daily curriculum. Learn to build trust, mutual respect, engagement and empowerment for students, staff and administration. Learn ways to Increase connectedness, reduce disciplinary infractions and, simultaneously, improve academic achievement and life success.

Managing the Stress of Parenting Using Positive Discipline Tools/ Carol Dores

Many parents today feel pressure and, as a result, fall into the trap of pushing their children toward success. This can lead to over-scheduling while increasing stress. In this hands on session, participants will learn and practice Positive Discipline tools to help parents form an encouraging, strengths-based perspective.

Tools for managing feelings, modeling self-regulation, and self care will help bring calm into your family life. Participants will learn Positive Discipline tools that will help shift the focus from a “checklist childhood” to one of meaning and purpose.

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Session II

Growing Effective Class Meetings (part 1 of 2)/ Jody McVittie

Participants in this workshop will watch a mock Positive Discipline class meeting, learn how to create a safe space for meetings, practice teaching some of the foundational skills and discuss some of the challenges of using class meetings in schools.

After watching a mock class meeting, participants will be divided into groups of three to practice some of the “preparing the groundwork” activities. The fine points of the activities will be lifted out. The group will then watch a short segment of the class meeting video and participate in a second mock class meeting to highlight the power and challenge of working with individual student problems. Participants will leave with a realistic sense of what makes class meetings work, and the power they have in building a community of students who are helpful, not hurtful.

Parenting In The Real World/ Brad Ainge & Mary Nelsen Tamborski

Parenting is hard! Even the best parents make mistakes and lose it sometimes. Brad Ainge and Mary Nelsen Tamborski, co-authors of Positive Discipline Tools for Parents, will share their successes and failures from years of personal experience raising their own children using the Positive Discipline tools.

Becoming an Encouragement Consultant/ Lynn Lott

Learn how to combine Adlerian Psychology and Positive Discipline to encourage yourself and others. Encouragement Consulting is a training to learn how to encourage yourself and others and how to meet and then re-parent your inner child. The training is made up of experiential activities that are all applied Adlerian psychology along with Positive Discipline principles and strategies. The activities for the training come from Lott’s books Do It Yourself Therapy and To Know Me is To Love Me.

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Session III

Growing Effective Class Meetings (part 2 of 2)/ Jody McVittie

Participants in this workshop will watch a mock Positive Discipline class meeting, learn how to create a safe space for meetings, practice teaching some of the foundational skills and discuss some of the challenges of using class meetings in schools.

After watching a mock class meeting, participants will be divided into groups of three to practice some of the “preparing the groundwork” activities. The fine points of the activities will be lifted out. The group will then watch a short segment of the class meeting video and participate in a second mock class meeting to highlight the power and challenge of working with individual student problems. Participants will leave with a realistic sense of what makes class meetings work, and the power they have in building a community of students who are helpful, not hurtful.

Embracing Differences/ Chantal Bourges

At times, staying true to oneself is challenging. Peer pressure, “good education”, family and cultural pressures can make it hard to accept who we truly are. Yet, we embrace the importance of diversity. Participants will learn how Positive Discipline helps develop feelings of security and belonging for individuals across cultures.

Walking the Talk: Finding a Work-Life Balance Based On Mutual Respect/ Cathy Kawakami

One of the biggest challenges when teaching positive relationship skills to others can be living and breathing the concepts yourself. Are you walking your talk? How do you maintain a work/ life balance that lets you be your authentic self in a mutually respectful way?

This program is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.

Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Positive Discipline Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Contact the Positive Discipline Association regarding special needs accommodations.

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