To Register: 

Facilitator(s): Neda Djavdan, CPDT & Valerie Ritchie, CPDT

Dates and Times:
05/13/2022 - 05/14/2022
Day 1: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM CET; Day 2: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CET

Biesseltsebaan 34
Groesbeek, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cost:  Early Registration, available until 05/01/2022. 497,50. Partners living together receive a discount of € 100 for the second person. Regular Registration.  

Facilitator Information: 
Neda Djavdan-Badcoubei is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer who loves working with parents and teachers and coaching them to apply the Positive Discipline principles to feel empowered and encouraged. Neda is the co-founder of Positive Discipline Netherlands and publishes the Positive Discipline books in Dutch. She believes that the key to education and parenting is building strong relationships based on mutual respect and that the world will benefit greatly from service done in the spirit of love for all humanity.

Valerie Ritchie is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Psychologist, International PCI Parent Coach and Expat Expert, having lived in several different countries. She is a mother of three children (ages 14, 12 and 8). From her practice The Parental Coach she provides interactive workshops, parenting classes and 1:1 coaching (online and in-person) to teach new techniques to help parents gain more harmony and connection in the family and cope with everyday challenges. Valerie’s goal is to help parents be the parent they want to be, so children can thrive, and parents can parent with confidence and joy.

Workshop Description: 
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. 

Participants in this workshop will: 

  1. Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive). 
  2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert. 
  3. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children. 
  4. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

Additional Information:
This workshop is in Dutch.
For more information in Dutch, you can look at

To Register:


Neda Djavdan,, +31622218700
Valerie Ritchie,, +31642654166

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

Lodging Information: 
During this workshop we will be staying at Conference Centre De Poort in Groesbeek, Gelderland, The Netherlands. When registering you can choose your room and add the meals and complimentary coffee/tea.

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.

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 09:00 to Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 17:30
Event Category: 

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.