To Register: 

Facilitator:  Yogi Patel, CPDT

Dates and Times:  08/19/2023 - 08/20/2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm PST

Location: 6540 Flanders Drive, San Diego, CA, 92014

Cost: $399 Early Registration, available until 07/25/2023. $450 Regular Registration. Four (4) or more registering together take $40 off the fee.

Facilitator Information:  Yogi Patel founded "Yogi Patel - Transformation Through Empowerment, a Leadership," A leadership, Positive Discipline, and Montessori consultancy. She is a former Head of the school and a founder of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering guidance to parents, administrators, and educators. Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. She specializes in whole-school management and supports schools in creating a cohesive community.
Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, and a Master Trainer for Empowering People in the Workplace, she managed businesses. She led an employee training program for one of PepsiCo's restaurant chains. Yogi holds a Primary diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale training program and a degree in Early Childhood Administration. She founded her first Montessori School in 2001, later expanding to a second location in 2008. Yogi volunteers as an advisor to the Board of the Positive Discipline Association as an outreach coordinator and an education advisor to the Trunks and Leaves Board. She feels fulfilled helping children, and elderly members gain a sense of belonging and significance.

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. 

To Register:


Contact: Yogi Patel,, 619-356-1149

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel,, 619-356-1149 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. 



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.

Saturday, August 19, 2023 - 08:30 to Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 16:30
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.