To Register:

Trainer: Kristin Hovious, CPDT 

Dates and Times: 02/22/2023 - 03/08/2023
February 22, 27 & March 1, 6 & 8, 2023
6:00pm - 8:45pm Central Time

Location: ONLINE via Zoom, Chicago, IL

Language: This workshop is facilitated in English.

Cost: $399 Early Registration, available until 02/03/2023. $450 Regular Registration. Limit 30 

Trainer Information: Kristin Hovious, MSPsy (she/her/hers) is an educator with over fifteen years of experience in vocational, adult education. In 2017, Hovious founded SEL Chicago to support adults in the important, urgent work of creating mutually respectful, dignity centered environments with intention. In her collaboration with educators, schools and families, Kristin aligns the work of authoritative leadership supported by neuroscience and culturally responsive practices that center dignity for all with the goal of creating trauma informed, healing centered, equitable learning environments. Hovious is the author of Our Brain Book, a rhyming children's book about self- and co-regulation. 


Workshop Description:

This interactive on-line live workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

  1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
  2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
  3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness, and understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
  4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
  5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

To Register:

Contact: Kristin Hovious,, 312-852-3249

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Additional Information: SEL Chicago has partnered with ISU's NCUE to provide CPDUs to interested IL Licensed educators for an additional fee of $10

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.

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, February 22, 2023 - 18:00
United States
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.