For over two decades, Conscious Discipline Institutes, educator conferences, and workshops have been elevating the skills and mindsets of educators, administrators, mental health professionals, social workers, parents, and child advocates. This July, join Vicky Hepler and Mara Spencer in St. Louis for an unparalleled opportunity to discover proven strategies that break down barriers and create lasting change.

Our week-long Conscious Discipline Institute isn’t just another event – it’s an immersive experience that brings the principles of Conscious Discipline to life.

Join our education event in St. Louis, MO to witness firsthand the transformative power of this practice and leave equipped to implement real change.

This annual education event consistently sells out, attracting professionals eager to revolutionize their approach to discipline and emotional intelligence. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this transformative experience – secure your spot today!

This event aligns with ESSER fund usage.

Educator Event in St. Louis, MO 2024 | Conscious Discipline Institute | Professional Development Events
The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel, 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd, Suite #27 ,St. Louis,Missouri-63108
Starting on
July 21, 2024
Ending on
July 26, 2024
Experience transformational change at our teacher professional development event in St. Louis, MO, where educators and child advocates learn to foster holistic wellness and achievement through Conscious Discipline's proven strategies. Register now for this immersive, week-long event that promises to equip you with actionable skills for creating a positive school climate.
Offer Price
USD 1,849


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  • Location:
    • St. Louis, MO
  • Facilitators:
    • Vicky Hepler
    • Mara Spencer

More Information About This Event

  • plus minus Who Should Attend?

    The Institute is a life-changing experience for attendees with all levels of Conscious Discipline knowledge and implementation. Whether you’re a beginner, an active practitioner or somewhere in between, you’ll sharpen your skills, gain practical tools and leave with renewed focus.

    The Institute is a hands-on, interactive experience similar to a science lab. You will be an active participant in a School Family for a week. You’ll experience the School Family’s safety and connection, experiment with the new tools and strategies you learn, and allow the information to move from your intellect to your heart.

    The unique experience of learning within a School Family offers a rich experience for all levels of implementation. Institute alumni often return to deepen their knowledge, further their implementation, make fresh connections and be of service to new attendees. Regardless of your implementation level, joining our community of committed, compassionate Institute attendees is an unparalleled experience you don’t want to miss!

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  • plus minus Location & Hotels


    Conscious Discipline Institute St. Louis, MO will be hosted at the:

    The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel
    Hotel Address: 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd, Suite #27
    St. Louis, MO, 63108
    (314) 633-3000


    Special rate is available until July 1, 2024 – limited rooms are available so don’t delay booking!

    Use this link to reserve your room

    Event parking: $20/night for self parking

    Airport & Transportation

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  • plus minus Scholarships & Helper Positions


    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.
  • plus minus Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    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 https://continuinged.cuw.edu/conscious-discipline.html. The Institute course code is EDGP 5108.

Here's What You'll Learn at Our Education Event:


Join our event in St. Louis, MO to uncover the science behind Conscious Discipline’s revolutionary approach. Learn how millions have successfully reduced behavioral issues, boosted student achievement and well-being, and cultivated positive school climates and communities.

Brain State Model

Gain insight into recognizing three fundamental brain states in yourself and others. Discover strategies to promote brain integration and guide yourself and others toward an optimal state for learning and problem-solving.


Explore the Seven Powers for Conscious Adults, a paradigm shift focusing on self-regulation and reframing conflict perceptions. This mindset empowers you to teach, live, and model healthy behaviors. Complement this with the Seven Basic Skills of Discipline, providing practical strategies for effective and meaningful connection.

School Family

Experience firsthand the power of a School Family. Learn to foster a compassionate, cooperative environment through both instruction and immersive practice. As you participate in our educator event in St. Louis, MO, you’ll become an integral part of a supportive School Family, gaining invaluable insights to replicate in your own setting.

Our education event empowers you to be the change you want to see.

Join our education event in St. Louis, MO to explore the secrets to enhanced teaching, parenting, and interpersonal connections at our Conscious Discipline Institutes. This July in St. Louis, let Vicky Hepler and Mara Spencer guide you through an immersive experience, delving deeper into core concepts and facilitating crucial connections. Benefit from video instruction featuring Dr. Becky Bailey’s key teachings.

  • Our intimate learning environment includes:
    • Small practice groups led by expert facilitators ensuring accurate understanding and implementation
  • Discover and practice:
    • The Seven Powers for Conscious Adults: Self-regulation techniques to transform your perception of conflict and regain control of your life
    • The Seven Basic Skills of Discipline: Equipping you with confident, healthy responses to challenges, setbacks, and conflicts
    • The comprehensive Conscious Discipline Brain State Model: Identify and address the needs behind challenging behaviors
  • Experience firsthand:
    • The vital role of safety and connection in learning and problem-solving as our Certified Instructor co-creates a compassionate, connected School Family with attendees
  • Learn to cultivate:
    • Your own School Family, providing children with a strong, compassionate, and inclusive foundation to develop social skills, build character, and reach their full potential

Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your approach to discipline and emotional intelligence. Secure your spot today in this education event in St. Louis, MO!

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