Facilitator: Kathleen McClay, CPDT and Teresa LaSala, CPDLT
Dates and Times:
April 13 - May 2, 2023
April 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 and May 2
9:15 am - 11:30 am EST
Location: ONLINE via Zoom (Morristown, NJ)
Cost: $399 Early Registration, available until 03/02/2023. $450 Regular Registration. Group Discount: Four or more registering together, contact facilitator for details. Limit 23.
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 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, a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and Facilitator, provides 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, to name a few. She also provides parent workshops and trainings for schools and communities.
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 Saint Elizabeth University/Rutgers University School Culture and Climate Initiative; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Social Emotional Learning Whole School Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model).
She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 21 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 certification trainings 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 has 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers.
Workshop Description: This is an online interactive and streamed video 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:
- 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)
- 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.
- Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/500398273707
Contact: Kathleen McClay, email@example.com, 201-738-6948
Teresa LaSala, firstname.lastname@example.org, 973-713-4295
Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Kathleen McClay: email@example.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.
This program is AMS CE approved!
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.