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IN PERSON - Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

  • 30 Oct 2024
  • 8:00 AM (UTC+04:00)
  • 31 Oct 2024
  • 4:00 PM (UTC+04:00)
  • IN-PERSON - Dubai, UAE (October 30 - 31, 2024)

Facilitators:  Joy Marchese, CPDLT & Gillian Corke, CPDT

Dates and Times: 10/30/2024 - 10/31/2024
                                  8:00 am - 4:00 pm UAE

Location:  In Person

                    Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE

Language: This workshop will be facilitated in English.

Cost:  2500AED for UAE residents available until 09/30/2024. 2500AED Regular Registration.  Limit 40 participants.

Facilitator Information: Gillian Corke is a dedicated educator and multi-faceted facilitator with over 25 years of experience. As an Early Years music specialist, she has nurtured young musicians from diverse backgrounds in developing holistic musicality. As a mother of three, Gillian blends personal and professional experience in her work. She is an AMI-trained Montessori assistant for ages 3-18 and has supported children in a neurodevelopmental movement program for five years.

Author of the course "Supporting Your Children in Sport" for the Institute of Child Psychology, Gillian integrates her expertise from a lifetime in youth sports and 15 years in the cycling industry with Torke Cycling with her knowledge of child development. Gillian's work, rooted in Positive Discipline, aligns with her skills, social conscience, and passion for fostering safe, creative, and productive learning environments. Gillian's approach, balancing fun and integrity, resonates with participants, enabling profound growth and learning.

Joy Marchese is a global educational consultant, author, keynote speaker, coach, and emotional architect. As the Founder of Positive Discipline UK, she has worked with thousands of children, parents, teachers, and professionals, creating happy and flourishing environments. Joy's expertise extends to developing social-emotional learning courses and products, empowering individuals in various organisations worldwide.

Joy is also the co-author of Positive Discipline for Today's Busy (& Overwhelmed) Parent and a Lead Trainer for the Positive Discipline Association. With her combined passion and experience in education, positive psychology, parenting, professional development, and wellness she is able to give you a comprehensive look into the modern world of parenting, relationships, and personal and professional development.

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.

To Register:

Contact: Gillian Corke,, +447733815475

Joy Marchese,, +447835142095

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact 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.

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.

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