Certification Courses Open for Registration

July 22 & 23, 2019

Positive Discipline in the Certification

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NEIU - El Centro Campus 3390 North Avondale, Rm 211 Chicago, IL 60618

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July 22 & 23, 2019

Positive Discipline in the Certification

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Discounted tickets for CPS teachers here. Please register with your school email.

This two-day experiential workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, in working with groups of young children. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging, connection and social emotional learning, and how teach important life skills in a classroom or care setting with sensitivity to trauma and insecure attachment. Interested and curious parents will also find this workshop helpful in understanding childhood development, temperament and attachment.
Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

  • Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect. 
  • Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group. 
  • Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children. 
  • Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings. 
  • Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.


  • $375 - General Registration - Early Bird (payments received by March 30, 2019)
  • $425 - General Registration 

Course fee includes materials and one-year Educator Level membership to the Positive Discipline Association.
Purchase orders are accepted.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NEIU - El Centro Campus 3390 North Avondale, Rm 211 Chicago, IL 60618

What educators are saying ...

 Thank you truly for a practice-changing experience these last two days. I feel so full and so ready for this year; I find myself hoping I have some of those students in my classes again, to build and repair relationships, and to be the teacher they've needed me to be.  

Teacher - North Side College Prep, Chicago

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.  Assistant Professor - Columbia College Chicago

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

Positive Discipline in the Classroom and Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way courses each provide 13 Continuing Education Credit Hours.  

Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators is not currently available for NBCC Continuing Education Credit Hours.

Positive Discipline Certification Programming 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 kristin.hovious@SELChicago.com