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A school’s climate impacts the success of all who learn and work within it. Discover essential practices for shifting from power struggles to cooperation, from blaming to problem-solving and from bullying to healthy relationships. Drawing on 40+ years of classroom experience and the evidence-based, trauma-informed practices of Conscious Discipline, Vicky Hepler and Nicole Mercer will guide you in creating a School Family of your own.

  • Discover why and how a School Family reduces challenging behaviors, increases cooperation, increases wellness and increases achievement for all its members
  • Create organization-wide rituals, routines and structures that build a compassionate culture in which to learn and work
  • Learn how to reach relationship-resistant children, develop students’ intrinsic motivation and self-regulation, and create a learning environment in which all students thrive


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  • Location:
    • Orlando, FL
  • Facilitators:
    • Vicky Hepler
    • Nicole Mercer

Here's What You'll Learn:

Big Idea

Increase wellness and achievement for yourself and your students by creating a School Family that shifts from power struggle to cooperation, division to connection, blaming to problem-solving and bullying to healthy relationships.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, behavioral specialists and administrators seeking meaningful solutions for managing challenging behaviors.

Your Facilitators

Instructors Vicky Hepler and Nicole Mercer will equip you with tools designed to transform challenging behaviors into academic achievement.

Workshop Materials

All attendees will receive access to training materials to print in advance of the event or download digitally to follow along on a tablet or e-reader.

More Information About This Event

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    The Conscious Discipline 2-Day Workshop will be hosted at the:

    Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area
    1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
    (407) 828-4444

    A limited number of guest rooms are available. Guest rooms are subject to availability. We recommend you reserve your guest room early. Special rate is available until February 17, 2023. Use this link to reserve your room:

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    Event Confirmation

    Seating is limited. Please make sure the contact information you provide when you register is the best way for us to reach you prior to the event. If you have not received a confirmation prior to the event, it is your responsibility to contact Conscious Discipline. 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 acceptance as an attendee.

    To maximize learning and ensure 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, conditions and releases detailed below.


    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. In the unlikely event an Institute is cancelled, registrants will be refunded paid institute tuition only.

    Registration Substitutions

    Attendees and Team Administrators may assign another person for their seat up to 30 days before the start of the event at no additional charge. Within 30 days of the event, a $50.00 per substitution administration fee will be invoiced after the event. Please contact [email protected] and have your order number, the original attendee names, and the names and email addresses of the substitutions ready to share.

    Liability / Media Release

    By registering and attending any Conscious Discipline event, I AGREE and indicate that I understand the terms and conditions stated here.

    I agree that no personal 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.

    I acknowledge that Conscious Discipline reserves the right to substitute speaker(s) at any event.

    I give permission to be videotaped, audiotaped and photographed. I understand that Conscious Discipline (DBA Loving Guidance, LLC) of Oviedo, Florida will own the video/audiotapes and photographs (“Media”), and any works which may utilize the media, including the irrevocable right to edit, broadcast, print, reproduce and offer the for sale to the public. This also includes the right to copyright and license others to use the Media.

    I agree that the Media may be combined with other images, text, graphics, film, audio, audiovisual works; and may be cropped, altered or modified to create new Content. I agree that I have no rights to the Media or Content, and all rights belong to Conscious Discipline and those assigned by Conscious Discipline. I waive the right to inspect and/or approve Media, Content or Derivative Works. I acknowledge and agree that I have no rights, interests, considerations or accounting, and that I will make no claim for any reason to Conscious Discipline and its Assignees.

    I agree that there will be no credits given to myself in the Media, Content or Derivative Works utilizing the Media in whole or in part. I agree I will not receive any payment for appearing in the Media, Content or Derivative Works.

    I acknowledge and agree that this release is binding to my heirs and assignees. 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.

    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 these terms.

  • plus minus Scholarships & Helper Positions

    The Conscious Discipline event scholarship covers tuition fees and course materials for this workshop. Travel, accommodations, meals and any special discount packages are not covered. If you have registered for this event and you are selected to receive a scholarship, your registration fees will be refunded.

    If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you are required to stay at the host hotel and 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.

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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.

Increase Achievement, Decrease Discipline Problems

Limited Seats Available!  How would you like to have children choose to cooperate because they care about the relationship they have with others rather than because they want to receive something?  Register to attend this enlightening 2 days with our Conscious Discipline Instructors and bring more joy to your teaching, classroom and school.

Here’s what you will take away:

  • Learn how to replace rewards/punishment behavior management with proven methods of cooperation to build healthy relationships with others at all levels
  • Experience first-hand, the contrast between a classroom focused on external control vs. internal control
  • Engage in activities that give you the tools to implement change in your classroom and school
  • Discover practices to decrease stress, improve problem solving and create a more positive school climate for all who enter the building

After attending this 2-day workshop, you will have practiced the steps to create a healthy, safe learning environment for both children and adults. Join us and be inspired!

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