To Register: 

Facilitator(s): Kristin Hovious, CPDT

Dates and Times:
08/02/2021 - 08/11/2021
6 Sessions M-W, 2:00-4:30 CST

ONLINE via Zoom

Language: This workshop is facilitated in English.

Cost: $399 Early Registration, available until 07/02/2021. $450 Regular Registration.  SEL Chicago Affiliates including Chicago Public Schools receive a registration rate of $375. Please go to for SEL Chicago Partnership Registration Request.. Limit 30.

Facilitator Information: 
Kristin Hovious has been serving schools, families and teaching institutions for over a decade. In her collaboration with educators, administrators and 
families, this Sandy Hook, CT native uses her experience as a school leader, educator and parent to help adults create healing centered, trauma informed environments for youth. Kristin aligns the work of authoritative leadership with culturally responsive practices that center dignity for all with the goal of creating more equitable learning environments and reducing disproportionate suspensions and expulsions.

Workshop Description: 

This is an online interactive workshop 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. 

To Register:


Contact: Kristin Hovious,, 1-312-852-3249.

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

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

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.

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 14:00
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.