Join SEL Chicago's Summer Certification Workshops for Positive Discipline

What educators are saying ...

I had known of Positive Discipline for years ... everything I read fit with my beliefs as a teacher. In a workshop environment, I experienced the work with the benefit of experiential activity based learning.  Our trainer fielded questions, led activities, and guided us through misunderstandings. I know I came away with a richer and deeper belief in why and how treating all students with respect while being kind and firm is deeply encouraging.  I also came away with not only affirmation of why, but concrete ways how to create this environment in my classroom.

Educator Workshops- Summer 2018

Positive Discipline in the Classroom Certification

Create a classroom environment where students are encouraged and engaged in learning, empowered to problem solve, connected, valued and challenged. 

The experiential nature of the course allows time to practice new tools - and the multi-session delivery allows for classroom experience and encouragement over time.  The course is designed for educators, school staff, counselors, and anyone who works with youth.

Participants will learn many Positive Discipline Tools as well as access to a framework for creating a classroom focused on self-regulation and solving problems.  

Participants will:

  • Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 
  • Understand the belief behind the students’ misbehavior and how to use encouragement to motivate positive change.

Educators with fluency in Positive Discipline methods are set up for success in Domain 2 for schools using Danielson's Framework for Teaching evaluation model.


  •  $375 - Early Bird (payments received 30 days before the event).  
  • $425 - Regular Registration   
  • Course fee includes 1 year of certification in the Positive Discipline Association and curriculum materials.    

A registration rate of $325 is available for City of Chicago employees including Chicago Public School employees.  Contact for more information

North Eastern Illinois University, July 17 & 18, 2018

The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL is hosting a Positive Discipline in the Classroom workshop on July 17 & 18, 2018.  

The workshop will be held in the Student Union, Room 217 on NEIU's Campus at 5500 North St. Louis Avenue in Chicago, IL. 

The course runs from 9:00am-5:30pm each day.  IL CPDUs will be provided by NEIU.  

Illinois State University in Chicago, IL, August 12 & 13, 2018

The College of Education at Illinois State University is hosting a Positive Discipline in the Classroom workshop on August 13 & 14, 2018.

The workshop will be held in the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Offices, 2934 West Lake Street, 3rd Floor in Chicago, IL.

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

This course provides 13 Continuing Education Credit Hours. 

This program is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 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 at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if registrants do not provide advanced notice that they will not be attending the workshop. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.   

Special Needs/Accommodations:  If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact 

6 Session Parent Workshop

Positive Discipline at Home

SEL Chicago's gentle, supportive leadership made the whole class particularly wonderful. The coursework gives me a calm, effective way to approach day-to-day communication with my kids, and helps me to deal with and even anticipate issues in an effective way. Months after completing the series of classes, I find myself still relying on the tools she provided and feeling so thankful to have this program in our lives. We are a calmer, happier, more positive family thanks to Kristin and the Positive Discipline methodology. Thank you for this gift of respect and calm, we are forever grateful.  Heather R. - Chicago

Join a group of parents as we dive into Positive Discipline Approach to create a home environment where children are encouraged and engaged, empowered to solve problems, and feel connected, valued and challenged. 

The experiential nature of the course allows time to practice new tools - and the multi-session delivery allows for shared experience and encouragement over time.

Participants will learn many tools as well as gain familiarity with a tools for building self-regulation and solving problems.  

Reduce power struggles, create connection and accountability, and enjoy your family.  Course appropriate for parents and child care providers of children ages 0-18.

$199 for a single registration or $349 for parenting/guardian partnership includes the Positive Discipline Workbook.  

Workshops held at Galter Life Center will incorporate a discount for Galter members.  Proof of membership required at first session.

Email us here if you are interested in hosting a workshop with your organization. or (312) 852-3249