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Conscious Discipline with Excellence: Celebrating Diversity in Social and Emotional Learning

Join Conscious Discipline and Florida A&M University— a premier historic Black college and university— in an essential exploration of social and emotional learning from the culturally relevant experiences of Black practitioners and Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors.

At this inaugural Conscious Discipline with Excellence event, attendees will experience an interactive, Brain Smart environment as they learn about the transformational skills, powers and structures of Conscious Discipline through a minority lens.

Scheduled activities include an inspiring opening session with Conscious Discipline’s founder Dr. Becky Bailey; a “Cultural Impact and School-wide Implementation of Conscious Discipline” keynote with Tanyelle Hannah (@PrincipalHannah); a series of breakout sessions along four different tracks (teachers, leaders, learners, community/family); an ice cream social; a celebratory tailgate dinner; and other exciting experiences to be announced soon!

*Although Conscious Discipline with Excellence will officially end on May 21st, all event participants have been invited to an Ecumenical Service sponsored by Florida A&M University. All activities held on Sunday, May 22nd will conclude by 1:00pm.


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  • Location:
    • Tallahassee, FL
  • Facilitators:
    • Becky Bailey
    • Kenedria Thurman
    • Latoria Marcellus
    • Rozlyn Grant

Here's What You'll Learn:

Big Idea

Learn and experience the transformational skills, powers and structures of Conscious Discipline through the lens of Black practitioners.

Who Should Attend

Excellence in Conscious Discipline is a universally beneficial event; however, administrators, teachers, college students, school counselors, behavior specialists, board members, parent teacher associations, and community leaders of preK through middle school students will find particular value in this experience.

Your Facilitators

Among the practitioners leading this event are Conscious Discipline’s Founder Dr. Becky Bailey, FAMU’s Director of Educational Research Center for Child Development Kenedria Thurman, and Conscious Discipline’s Manager of Instruction and Certification Latoria G. Marcellus.

More Information About This Event

  • plus minus Who Should Attend?

    Excellence in Conscious Discipline is a universally beneficial event; however, administrators, teachers, college students, school counselors, behavior specialists, board members, parent teacher associations, and community leaders of preK through middle school students will find particular value in this experience.

  • plus minus Materials & Event Schedule

    Institute Materials

    These materials are included with your Conscious Discipline Institute registration:

    • Institute workbook (only available at this Institute)
    • Conscious Discipline book
    • Conscious Discipline tote bag
    • Conscious Discipline reminder bracelet
    • Conscious Discipline catchphrase pencils

    Event Schedule

    FAMU Schedule

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    Conscious Discipline with Excellence: Celebrating Diversity in SEL Participants will be hosted at:

    Florida A&M University
    1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Tallahassee, FL 32307


    Hyatt House

    Hampton Inn and suites

    Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol
    To make reservations over the phone, guest may call Residence Inn directly at 1 (800) 331-313 or (850) 329-9080 on or before April 18,2022.
    Last day to book – April 18, 2022.
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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 institute 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.

    To maximize learning and ensure that all participants are fully immersed in the experience, we do not permit children to attend this event.

    By registering for a Conscious Discipline event, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions detailed below and includes a publicity photo release.


    Cancellations must be received in writing via email to [email protected]. Refunds will be processed as follows: Up to 30 days before the start of the event: Full refund of tuition paid. 14-29 days before the start of the event: Refund of tuition paid less a $100 processing fee. Within 14 days of the start of the event: No refund. No-shows: No refund. Conscious Discipline reserves the right to substitute speakers at any event. In the unlikely event an institute is cancelled, registrants will be refunded paid institute tuition only.

    Registration Substitutions

    Attendees and Team Administrators may substitute another person for their seat up to 30 days before the start of the event. Within 30 days of the event, a $50.00 administration fee will be incurred and invoiced after the event per substitution. Please contact [email protected] for any assistance. It would be helpful to have your order number with the names and email addresses of your substitutions ready to share with our representative.

    Liability / Media Release

    I agree that no filming, video or live capture of any kind is allowed at this event. I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Loving Guidance, LLC, 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 as Loving Guidance, LLC) 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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    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 2022 Institute and you are selected to receive a scholarship, your registration fees will be refunded.

    If you are selected to receive a scholarship please understand that you may be requested to write a very brief article of your experience that will likely be published in our online newsletter, announced in an email and/or posted on our website.

    Prior scholarship recipients are not eligible and the scholarship is 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 Master 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. Submit the standard registration form and payment. If you we select you as a helper, we will refund your tuition.

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    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Institutes, Workshops and selected e-Courses offered by Conscious Discipline, LLC, are approved for CEUs through Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). Attendees who wish to obtain CEUs must apply through CUW at www.cuw.edu/apply.

Learn and experience the transformational skills, powers and structures of Conscious Discipline in an interactive, Brain Smart environment through the lens and relevance of Black practitioners.

Join us at Conscious Discipline with Excellence as we:

  • Create a hub for the social and emotional development of children, families and those who serve minority populations
  • Catalyze networking opportunities that engage practitioners with those who work in and are a part of the Black community
  • Establish space for the celebration of community for minority and minority-serving leaders who are interested in implementing Conscious Discipline
  • Make Conscious Discipline more accessible to minority educators and community leaders
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