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Conscious Discipline for Administrators will empower you with the skillset and mindset necessary to be confident in your ability to meet the needs of your staff, your students and yourself. Join us for two days of Conscious Discipline instruction that will show you how to create an emotionally safe school environment that fosters mental health and academic success from the top down, even during the most difficult of situations.

Conscious Discipline for Administrators provides proven, real-world solutions targeted to the needs of school leadership, administrative staff and behavioral specialists. Discover how to lead your school with an evidence-based approach that fuels academic and life success for all stakeholders; promotes healthy discourse and limit-setting; nurtures those who have been marginalized, are defiant/resistant or live with trauma; cultivates healthy relationships; and promotes transformative change via adults acquiring and modeling prosocial behaviors (adult-first learning).

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$699

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  • Location:
    • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Facilitators:
    • Jill Molli

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    Schedule

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    Location

    The Conscious Discipline for Administrators Workshop will be hosted at:

    Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
    9800 Queensway Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
    (843) 449-0006

    Special rate is available until March 18, 2024 – limited rooms are available so don’t delay booking!

    Use this link to reserve your room:

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    Walk-ins are not preferred at our events. We will not allow entry if the event is sold out. If space allows, we will accommodate walk-ins as best we can. Full payment is required prior to entry into the event. The registration fee for walk-ins is the standard event registration cost plus a 20% administration fee.

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    • Attendees of Conscious Discipline events may substitute another person for their seat at no extra charge up to 30 days prior to the start of the event.
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    • NOTE: Within 30 days of an event, transfer requests are approved on a case by case basis and a $25.00 per substitution administration fee will be incurred and invoiced after the event. You must call or email our Customer Care team to substitute someone within this 30 day timeframe.

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    • All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to events.team@consciousdiscipline. A full refund minus $100 processing fee will be available up to 30 days prior to the event. Refunds are not provided 30 days or closer to the event. No shows to our events are not eligible for a refund.
    • Conscious Discipline reserves the right to substitute speakers at any event. In the unlikely event an event is cancelled, registrants will be refunded paid event tuition only. We will not reimburse registrants for flights or any other travel cost. It is the registrant's responsibility to cancel any and all travel reservations made for the event, including hotel reservations.

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    • CEU-eligible events are based on the length of training (10 contact/training hours = 1 CEU). 1 CEU costs $99.00 to purchase through Concordia University.

    Helper and scholarship applications are closed by 90 days of an event, with an exception to our Week-long Institutes which will have a separate close date. You will be notified by email 60 - 45 days prior to the event, whether or not you have been selected as a helper or scholarship seat.

    • Scholarship covers tuition fees and course materials for the designated workshop. Travel, accommodations, meals and any special discount packages are not covered. If you register for an event and you are selected to receive a scholarship, we will refund your registration fees.
    • Scholarship selections are non-transferable. If you are selected for one of these seats but are unable to attend the event, you must submit another application for a different event.
    • As a helper, your travel will be covered up to $500. You will be provided free registration, lodging and a daily per diem for meals during the days you are in attendance at the event.
    • Helper selections are non-transferable. If you are selected for one of these seats but are unable to attend the event, you must submit another application for a different event. 

    We do not offer any kind of discounts for our registration fees, but you are welcome to apply for a scholarship or helper seat.

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    Event Confirmation

    Seating is limited. Please make sure the contact information you provide when you register is truly the best way for us to reach you prior to the event. If you have not received your confirmation prior to start date, it is your responsibility to contact Conscious Discipline. We recommend that you do not purchase non-refundable airfare until you receive an email confirmation from Conscious Discipline. Conscious Discipline assumes no responsibility for travel arrangements made prior to written confirmation of your acceptance as an attendee. Have your order number available and ready for onsite registration. You are required to check in and have a name badge to enter the session.  By registering for a Conscious Discipline event, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions detailed below and includes a publicity photo release.

    Onsite Ticket Purchasing and Walk-Ins

    Walk-ins and onsite ticket purchasing is discouraged at our events.  We will not allow entry to any event that is sold out or has a wait list.  Payment in full is required prior to entry to the event.  The registration fee for walk-ins is the event registration price PLUS a 20% administration fee.

    Cancellations

    All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected].com.  A full refund minus $100 processing fee will be available up to 30 days prior to the event.  Refunds are not provided 30 days or closer to the event. No shows to our events are not eligible for a refund.  Please reach out to [email protected].com for more information. In the unlikely event that one of our events is cancelled, registrants will be refunded paid event tuition only.  We will not reimburse registrants for flights or any other travel cost.  It is the registrants responsibility to cancel any and all travel reservations made for the event, including hotel reservations.  Conscious Discipline reserves the right to substitute speakers at any event.

    Workshop Substitutions

    Attendees of Conscious Discipline events may substitute another person for their seat at no extra charge up to 30 days prior to the start of the event. Substitutions made after that time are subject to a $25 processing fee. For individual registrations, you will contact our Customer Care team to change the name on your ticket For team registrations, log into your account to access the team created for the event under My Account. Once there you can remove/cancel members and add new members. Substitutions must me made and confirmed prior to onsite arrival. PLEASE NOTE: Within 30 days of the event, a $25.00 administration fee will be incurred and invoiced after the event per substitution and you will need to call or email us to be able to substitute someone.

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    I agree that no filming, video or live capture of any kind is allowed at this event. I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Conscious Discipline, its employees, independent contractors, administrators, agents, assignees and anyone who it may be claimed liable from injury or damage. This is a binding and voluntary release for all injury, accident or death for both person and property. I assume all risk for travel, attendance, and participation in the event. By registering and attending any Conscious Discipline event, I AGREE and indicate that I understand the terms and conditions stated here. I give permission for myself to be videotaped, audiotaped and photographed. I understand that Conscious Discipline (DBA of Loving Guidance, Inc.) of Oviedo, Florida will own the video / audiotapes or photographs (the "media") and any works which may utilize the media, including the irrevocable right to edit, broadcast, print reproduce the works and to offer the works for sale to the public. This also includes the right to copyright and the right to license others to use the Media in connection with the works. I agree that the Content may be combined with other images, text, graphics, film, audio, audiovisual works; and may be cropped, altered or modified. I agree that I have no rights to the Content, and all rights to the Content belong to the Conscious Discipline and Assigns assigned by Conscious Discipline. I acknowledge and agree that I have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that I will make no further claim for any reason to Conscious Discipline and Assigns. I acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon my heirs and assigns. I agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws (excluding the law of conflicts) of the state of Florida. Because Conscious Discipline is sensitive to the privacy of those appearing in the Media, there will be no credits given to myself in the Media or the works or derivative works utilizing the media in whole or in part. I also agree that I will not receive any payment for appearing in the Media, or the works or derivative works using the Media. I waive, on my own behalf, any rights or interest in and to the Media and any works utilizing the Media, and will have no claim of any kind against Conscious Discipline, it's executors, licensees, successors or assignees based on the exercise of any rights granted here under or for the use of the Media, or works containing it. I further waive, on behalf of myself, the right to inspect and/or approve the products of Conscious Discipline that utilize the Media, including any works and written copy that may be created in connection therewith. I hereby warrant I am of full legal age, have full legal authority and am otherwise competent to sign this Release, and by registering and attending, I further warrant that I have read and understand all of these terms. Conscious Discipline also reserves the right to substitute speaker(s) at any event.

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    Scholarships

    The Conscious Discipline Institute Scholarship covers tuition fees and course materials for one Institute. Travel, accommodations, meals and any special discount packages are not covered. If you have registered for the 2024 Institute and you are selected to receive a scholarship, your registration fees will be refunded. Scholarship recipients may be asked to write a brief article and/or record a video testimony about your experience to be used for informational and promotional purposes. Prior scholarship recipients are not eligible. Scholarships are not transferable.

    Helper Positions

    Helpers are an essential part of our team. They contribute to the success of our workshops by sharing their wonderful gifts. To apply for a helper position, you must be a graduate of the Conscious Discipline Institute. Helpers are typically selected in the following order: Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors, Advanced Institute Graduates, Institute Graduates. Institutes often sell out before we select our helpers. If you would like to attend the institute at full tuition even if you are not selected as a helper, register separately before helpers are chosen by submitting the standard registration form and payment. If we select you as a helper, we will refund your tuition.
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    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Attendees of the Conscious Discipline Institute are approved to earn four (4) CEUs through Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) for full attendance and participation in all aspects of the Institute including small group work and breakout sessions. Attendees who wish to obtain CEUs must apply through CUW at www.cuw.edu/apply. The Institute course code is EDGP 5018.
  • plus minus Four Ways to Eliminate the Need for Cellphone Bans

    Students returned to school without their cellphones in one Flint, MI school where a new policy banning cellphones on campus went into effect after winter break. They aren’t the first or only district to determine that school hallways and classrooms might be better off without that pocket-sized distraction. While we do know of some data on the affects of screen usage on students’ declining mental health, we don’t know how or if external bans are the best method to support the mental health and well-being of staff and students, or if there is there another way.

    The External Problem

    We live in a digital world. We pay our bills online, connect with long-distance family members on a screen, attend college classes and business meetings via platforms like Zoom. So, what would happen to our mental health if all that access was suddenly taken away? The students of this generation have working memories and residual trauma of a time in history when the main way to experience belonging and human connection outside of their homes happened through a screen. We are just beginning to see the implications of what that means for young people and their connections to their devices, and what we do know is inconclusive at best.

    “There isn’t a linear relationship between screen use and mental health,” says Katherine Keyes, an epidemiologist at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. “On most surveys, teens who use their phones up to two hours a day appear healthier than those who don’t use them at all. This doesn’t count other reasons for technology use, such as homework or listening to music.”  That feels hopeful until you realize that on average, children ages 8-12 in the United States spend 4-6 hours a day watching or using screens, and teens spend up to 9 hours,smartphones included. There is a better way to get to the root of the health and well-being of our students, but it might not start with external factors, bans, or rules based in fear; it’s an inside job.

    The Internal Solution

    There is no denying that cellphone bans cut the external distractions that are plaguing schools across the nation. However, they can also act as a band aid to avoid addressing the bigger issue at hand: lacking the self-control to say “no” to screentime temptation.

    Self-control is the act of being aware of your own thoughts and feelings in a way that enables you to control your actions. When modeled and taught appropriately, self-control can be viewed “as an act of love and a choice that needs to be made repeatedly,” according to Dr Becky Bailey in Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation.The simple awareness of one’s own thoughts and feelings is the first step toward self-control. The hope is that through the repeated teaching and modeling of self-regulatory skills via Conscious Discipline, no student will become a slave to their impulses and insecurities (both of which appear to be fed by excessive smartphone usage).

    Mastering Self-Control

    Cellphone bans have become widely used, in part because bans are immediate and relatively easy to enforce. Students often lack the self-control to limit cellphone use, and bans remove the temptation entirely. Students’ brains are actively developing, and they rely on adults to co-regulate and scaffold emerging executive functions like impulse control, goal achievement and attention. If our goal is to help students acquire the self-control needed for them to limit cell phone use for themselves, then we need to look deeper than simply removing the technology. Here are four ways to support students’ emerging executive skills that naturally reduce or eliminate the need to ban cellphones.

    1. Focus on What They Want to Accomplish

    Remember what it was like to be a student in school? For most of us, there was limited autonomy within the walls of the school building. We were told what classes to take, where we could sit, even when we could use the bathroom. Limited autonomy means less responsibility, agency and ownership of our own learning. One way to encourage responsible cell phone usage is to start a conversation about what students want to see themselves accomplish. In the elementary school years, it might be the finishing of an art project, making a new friend or getting an A on a math quiz. In older years, students might be more focused on future education or career plans. Listen attentively as students voice their desires. Then ask what steps they might need to take to accomplish those goals. All goals take time, focus and investment. Does the accessibility of cellphones help with managing the time, focus and investment in those goals? Perhaps sometimes. But most of the time, as supported by data and backed by research, the answer is a resounding “no.” Verbally affirm your commitment to their growth as people and as scholars, and as partners in achieving their goals. Set out to create a cellphone policy or plan that fully supports their goals, and yours.

    1. Celebrate Their Successes and Build a Community of Belonging

    Create an inclusive, compassionate culture within the classroom. When a student feels a sense of safety and belonging, they are more likely to invest their energy in being present in their current time and space, rather than searching for connection elsewhere via their phones. This kind of intentional relationship-building is something we call a School Family, and is supported through a variety of implementation tools and events. A School Family fosters positive connections that are attributed to the lowering of anxiety and depression, and the raising of self-esteem in both children and adults (BetterHealth). Within your School Family, notice and celebrate when students use their cellphones appropriately, or when they choose not to use a cellphone at all. Students choosing to be fully present, engaged, and attentive to learning is certainly celebration-worthy!

    1. See Situations from Their Perspective

    As much as we like to think we know what our students are experiencing because “we, too, were young once” or because we work in the same building they learn in, it’s not the same. It’s imperative we use our powers of Attention and Perception to build trust and establish the relationships that provide the fertile ground needed to grow students’ intrinsic motivation, self-control, and self-regulation. A student’s attachment to a cellphone could stem from a million motivations, including efforts to gain popularity, avoid difficult interactions, stave off boredom, resolve transportation issues, provide a line of communication with an ailing family member, reassure anxieties over lock-down drills and safety concerns, tend to jobs or siblings they’re responsible for, or other deeply personal reasons. We don’t really know, and we don’t need to know in order to help students be successful in developing the skills like impulse control that help them to use their cellphones wisely in their unique situation. We strengthen students’ skills like self-control, impulse control and responsible decision-making when we teach and model the skill, and then allow students the opportunity to practice these skills. Seeing the situation from the student’s perspective helps us become more willing to provide them with the space to practice these emerging skills (including the inevitable missteps and failures), and eases our “need” to create blanket bans.

    1. Hold Them Accountable

    The beauty of making space for students to share goals and determine the path to achieve them (strategy number one in this article) is that it paves the way for educators and administrators to point back to the students’ own plan when they get off course. Students are going to make mistakes; mistakes are the hallmark of learning! Our job is to remain composed, hold them accountable to their goals, and guide them back on track.

    Most of us have heard (or maybe been involved in) an escalating argument as a teacher discovers a student using a cellphone in an inappropriate or not agreed upon way. Neither feels safe nor heard as their voices rise and their body language grows more intense. A lack of self-regulation on the adult’s part shifts the focus from the student’s accountability and learning to the conflict itself—who is right, who is wrong, and who is out of line. The first step in holding students accountable for their choices is self-regulation on the adult’s part. Taking a deep breath, reminding ourselves “we’ve got this!” and focusing on helping the student be successful will help. Maintaining our composure places the responsibility for the students’ choice squarely on their own shoulders, creating a natural desire to develop the skills needed to meet their goals.

    A cellphone ban isn’t going help students to invest in their own mental health and wellbeing, limit distractions, be present and engaged, and feel empowered to achieve their own goals. When we shift from the short-term goal of stopping cell phone use to the long-term goal of developing higher-order functions like self-control, responsibility, goal achievement, and impulse control, we instill the skills students need to succeed far beyond the confines of the classroom. We set students on a pathway to a lifetime of achievement. Who needs a phone for that?

    To learn more about implementing Conscious Discipline in your school, classroom, or district, check out our events page often for the latest inspirational workshops, institutes, and conferences near you!

    Have a question? You can now connect with live support, available on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm. ET. Click on the blue and white thought bubble icon on the bottom right-hand side of the page to connect to a team that is waiting to help.

    Sometimes questions can’t wait for working hours. From 5 pm to 9 am. ET, you can access a custom Conscious Discipline chatbot designed to assist you with our most common support requests. If your question requires more personal support, select the “Contact” button to send your inquiry to the appropriate team and someone will get back to you.

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    Resources
    Articles:

    Power of Perception

    Power of Attention

    Products:

    Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict Into Cooperation

    I Choose Self-Control Board

    Podcasts:

    Creative Strategies to Inspire Hesitant Teachers

    Events:

    Creating the School Family

    Conscious Discipline for Administrators

     

Here's What You'll Learn:

Big Idea

Gain the tools you need to lead your school to transformational change with Conscious Discipline. Improve overall school climate, behavior, academics and beyond!

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for administrators, behavioral specialists and other school leaders who are eager to lead a positive transformation in your school or district.

Your Facilitators

Certified Instructor Jill Molli will bring her signature warmth, humor and inspirational storytelling to this informative two-day workshop.

Workshop Materials

Information about workshop materials coming soon!

Lead your school to positive transformation that fuels academic and life success.

For over 25 years, schools and districts have experienced transformational change with Conscious Discipline. By improving school climate and teaching social and emotional skills through everyday interactions, school leaders can lay the groundwork for significant positive change. Outcomes include reduced discipline referrals, improved attendance, academics and test scores, increased teaching time and teacher retention and greater satisfaction among students, staff and families.

At this two-day workshop, Jill Molli will equip you with the tools you need to begin making a positive shift of your own. Here’s what you’ll take away:

  • Learn and practice the seven powers and skills of Conscious Discipline to create a healthy school environment.
  • Decrease discipline referrals by helping staff and students develop necessary self-regulation skills.
  • Stop bullying behavior by learning positive techniques to create a climate of safety.
  • Understand and recognize how to influence and motivate team members.
  • Connect staff satisfaction with student achievement to experience academic success.
  • Take your entire school from average to outstanding by practicing key elements to build confidence, composure and cooperation.
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