To Register:

Facilitator(s):  Joy Marchese, CPDLT

Dates and Times:  07/10/2024 - 07/11/2024
                               9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - EST

Location:  Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
                  Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Language: This workshop will be facilitated in English

Cost: $449 Early Registration, available until 05/10/2024. $499 Regular Registration.  Four (4) or more registering together take $40 off the fee. Limit 30 participants.

Facilitator Information: 

Joy Marchese is a global educational consultant, author, keynote speaker, parent coach, and emotional architect. For over 25 years Joy has worked with thousands of children, parents, teachers, and professionals to help foster a happy and flourishing environment in the home, in schools, and in the workplace.

Joy is the Founder of Positive Discipline UK and co-author of Positive Discipline for Today's Busy (& Overwhelmed) Parent. She runs a successful global educational consultancy and coaching practice, and develops SEL courses and products to teach social-emotional skills in homes, schools, and organizations throughout the world.

Joy sees herself as an encouragement consultant. 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:  This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to: 

  1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
  2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
  3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
  4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
  5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
  6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

Additional Information:

Are you ready to stop "managing" students and learn tools for effective classroom leadership? Are you looking for a social emotional learning program that is woven into and consistent with your discipline program? Are you looking for ways to build a structure of trust and respect among school staff? This interactive Positive Discipline in the Classroom workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff, and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator.


Contact: Joy Marchese,, 5167606243

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

Lodging Information: 
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

3405 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326


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.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 09:00 to Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 17:00
United States

Online Learning

Positive Discipline offers online learning options for parents, teachers, and parent educators. Learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You have unlimited access to our online streaming programs, so you can watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like.