To Register:

Facilitator(s): Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT and Hilary Diouf, CPDT

Dates and Times:
October 25, 27 - November 1, 3, 8, 10, 2021
4:00 - 6:30 PM PST/ 7:00 - 9:30 PM EST

ONLINE Via Zoom - Toronto , Canada

Cost: $399 US Early Registration, available until 09/25/2021. $450 US Regular Registration.  4 or more registering together $50 US discount. Limit 22.

Facilitator Information: 

Cathy is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer in parenting, classroom and early childhood education and has been offering school training and facilitating Positive Discipline workshops for over 11 years. She also offers Positive Discipline coaching to families and educators who are striving to incorporate the philosophy into their lives. She is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting based in San Jose, CA and has additional expertise as an early childhood educator and working with parent participation schools. She is the mother of 2 and her best teachers have been her now 17 and 20 year old daughters.

Hilary has been supporting families, young people and professionals for over 20 years. She had the privilege of learning from young people in care in a variety of settings such as group homes, special schools and detention centres. She was trained in Positive Discipline in 2013. As the founder of The Common Good Collaborative based in Ontario, Hilary enjoys collaborating with trainers locally and internationally to support the growth of Mutually Respectful Relationships in homes, schools and communities. Hilary adventures through life with her husband, and two teenaged children. They are a multicultural, multiracial, trilingual family who have lived in four different countries. "These experiences have opened my mind and broadened my perspectives."

Workshop Description:  This interactive on-line live and streamed video 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. 


Contact: Hilary Diouf,, +1 519 594 1743
Cathy Kawakami,, 408-314-9035

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, October 25, 2021 - 16:00

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.