To Register:

Master Trainer(s): Dina Emser, MA, CPDLT, & Yogi Patel, CPDT

Location: Online via Zoom, San Diego, CA

Date: February 27, 28, 2023 and March 3, 7, 10, 2023

Cost:  $575 Early Bird. Regular Registration $625. Three or more register together each take $50 off. Limit 40.

Trainer(s) Information: Dina Emser is a Lead Trainer with Positive Discipline, as well as a Professional Certified Coach. She has worked for 0ver 20 years with business professionals in Fortune 100 companies in software development, insurance and financial consulting. She has also worked with women business owners, owners of small or family-owned businesses, and non-profit directors.
As a school principal, Dina learned first-hand how to use the Positive Discipline tools she had practiced with children to be equally effective with adults. Empowering People in the Workplace, a training program to empower teams speaks to her passion and is her first official partnership with Jane Nelsen. She has recently combined her love of training and coaching in a new program for women called Leader Lab. Members share that they are gaining the confidence and skills they need to increase their contributions at work, at home and in their communities.

Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, and the founder and former Head of School of Kinderhouse Montessori Schools. Before opening schools, she led an employee training program for one of PepsiCo's restaurant chains. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance to parents, educators, and businesses. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to individuals of all ages.
In San Diego, Yogi completed the Association Montessori Internationale training program and founded her first Montessori School in 2001, later expanding to a second location in 2008. She feels fulfilled helping children and the elderly gain a sense of belonging and significance. When Yogi isn't working, she enjoys yoga and gardening.

Workshop Description: 
Empowering People in the Workshop has been designed to provide a step-by-step approach to help business professionals understand how to create a culture of mutual respect in the workplace. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to other leadership programs; it emphasizes experiential activities based on Positive Discipline principles and tools to inspire deeper understanding and change. Participants say that the Team Problem Solving Steps and the Team Meeting process provide fun and effective ways for them to get specific help with real opportunities and challenges at work.


Attendees will earn recognition as Certified Empowering People in the Workplace Facilitators and will learn to:

  1. Deepen understanding of how Alfred Adler’s principles present a timely, holistic model for businesses.
  2. Deepen understanding of Top Card with a focus on strengths, and learn how to use many other Positive Discipline tools in workplace situations.
  3. Delve into childhood memories to discover how you formed some of your beliefs.
  4. Participate in experiential activities for better understanding of how to be encouraging to yourself and others.
  5. Learn how to facilitate the Team Problem Solving Steps (that are so effective in families, classrooms, and marriages), are also fun and effective in businesses.
  6. Learn how the Team Meeting process can effectively solve problems and create connection.
  7. Learn ways to use empowering methods of communication to promote a respectful, highly productive workplace environment.

To Register:


Contact:  Dina Emser,, 309-645-0377


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.

This program is AMS CE approved!

Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 08:30
United States

Online Learning

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