Trainings to become a Parent or Classroom Facilitator
– The Positive Discipline way
Do you want to facilitate Positive Discipline workshops?
Do you also want to improve your parenting or teaching skills further AND facilitate trainings to help other parents and teachers improve theirs?
The two-day training for future facilitators and educators is for parents, teachers, counsellors, therapists, social workers, psychologists or anyone wanting better relationships with children of all ages.
What happens after your training
As a Parent Facilitator
Upon completion of the two-day intensive training, Parenting Facilitators are encouraged to teach classes using the manuals of experiential exercises and books from the Positive Discipline series.
Parent Facilitators are also encouraged to become a part of the Positive Discipline Association (PDA) in their country or region in order to support their successful facilitation or use of PD materials, deepen their understanding of theory and practice, and to enrich their use of Positive Discipline in their families or other work settings.
- Facilitators for parenting classes, typically use the model of a six-week series or consolidating it into 3 to 4 sessions with a total of 14 to 15-hour workshops.
- Facilitators for parenting may provide short seminars or introductory presentations on Positive Discipline parenting principles.
- Facilitators for parenting who are licensed therapists or coaches may integrate basic PD concepts within the framework of their practice.
As a Classroom Facilitator
Upon completion of the two-day intensive training, Classroom Facilitators are encouraged to use Positive Discipline (PD) in their classrooms using the experiential exercises with students from the PDC Teacher’s Guide and books from the PD series.
Classroom Facilitators are also encouraged to become a part of the Positive Discipline Association (PDA) in their country or region, in order to support their successful facilitation and use of PD materials, deepen their understanding of theory and practice, and to enrich their use of PD in their classrooms, family and other work settings.
- PD Classroom Facilitators use Positive Discipline in their own classrooms.
- PD Classroom Facilitators may facilitate Teachers Helping Teachers Problem Solving Steps with their colleagues in their school setting or share about Positive Discipline in faculty meetings.
- PD Classroom Facilitators who are licensed therapists or coaches may integrate basic PD concepts within the framework of their practice.
Look out for the two-day workshops for parents, counsellors, therapists and teachers offered worldwide or in your location here or contact me to find out more!
Local Trainings are available in French and in English.
N.B. Ideally you must have attended a Parent or Facilitator workshop before you can be considered for becoming a Trainer.
Teaching the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experiential based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program; it emphasizes experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change.
Dr. Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott at the San Diego Think Tank 2018
Learning Objectives Include:
- Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching participants how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive).
- Learn how to facilitate a PD class from the position of a non-expert.
- Gain practice with experiential exercises that help participants 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, classes and individual work with families.