Schools continue to navigate deep challenges. Persistent stress, anxiety, trauma and other mental health concerns, escalating behavior problems in the classroom, teacher retention and recruitment issues, learning gaps, ineffective interventions for students, and ever-present school safety concerns drive the need for real change— inside and out. Our 2024 education conference Elevate Conscious Discipline unlocks the door to a brighter, healthier, more fulfilling future!
Our pandemic and post-pandemic experiences have helped us more clearly see where shifts in adult mindset and upgrades to our interventions for students are needed. For 25+ years, Conscious Discipline has been a leader in this space, offering teachers and administrators the fresh perspectives and strategies necessary to address even the deepest challenges effectively.
Elevate Conscious Discipline is a professional development conference for educators, by educators. Active teachers, specialists and administrators from across the nation ensure you enjoy the best education conference experience possible with practical, inspiring sessions spanning different age-based and specialty tracks. Together with these seasoned professionals, you will craft a comprehensive and personalized plan to meet today’s challenges with compassion, community and lasting educational success.
Special Preconference Add-On! Make the most of your Elevate experience by attending a preconference session that explores foundational concepts of Conscious Discipline. We highly recommend this preconference session for attendees with limited prior experience with Conscious Discipline.
- Las Vegas, NV
More Information About This Event
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Location & Hotel Rates
Elevate Conscious Discipline will be hosted at the:
Special rate is available until Septermber 30, 2024 – limited rooms are available so don’t delay booking!
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Event Registration Frequently Asked Questions
- Individual Registrations: We will send an email with an order confirmation code when you complete your purchase. If you have not received this confirmation email, please contact our Customer Care team.
- Team Registrations: Once you purchase a team order in our system, you will be responsible for sending the registration link to additional team members to complete their registration. Once they complete this form and register, team members will receive their order confirmation emails. Note: Team members will not be able to enter the event until they complete the online form and receive their confirmation emails.
- All attendees must present their confirmation order number at onsite registration check-in at the event.
Please provide your order number when checking in at the event.
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.
- Yes, we accept POs for event registration. POs must include recipient name and address, PO number, itemized list and matching order total.
- We require payment to be received 30 days prior to the event start date or your registration may be canceled. For special situations, please contact registrations@consciousdiscipline and/or [email protected]. You must reference your order number when inquiring.
- You can place an order without having a PO; however, we may cancel your order if we do not receive your PO within 30 days of placing the order.
- Once your PO has been paid and approved you and/or your team must complete the registration process and receive an individual order confirmation code to enter the event.
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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.
- 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 your team under My Account. This is where you can remove/cancel members and add new members. Substitutions must be made and confirmed prior to onsite arrival.
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.
- All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to registrations@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 . You may be eligible for digital content exchange. No shows to our events are not eligible for a refund. Please reach out to registrations@consciousdiscipline.
- 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.
All event tickets are non-transferable.
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after attending one of our events. You will receive it by email within 30 days after the event concludes. If you have not received your certificate after that timeframe, please contact our Customer Care team.
Helper and scholarship applications are reviewed within 90 days of an event. You will be notified by email 60 - 30 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.
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.
We do not offer any kind of discounts for our registration fees, but you are welcome to apply for a scholarship or helper seat.
Policies & Procedures
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
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.
A Different Approach to Education Conferences
A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO EDUCATION CONFERENCES
An interest article by Jenny Shannon
A new school year brings a new set of challenges, and the feedback from returning educators is clear: While we’ve made great strides, educators still lack many of the supports they need. Schools continue to navigate persistent stress, anxiety, trauma and other mental health concerns among students and staff. Teachers are faced with issues such as escalating behavior problems in the classroom, achievement gaps, behavior plans for defiant students and a multitude of other interventions for students. The professional landscape includes challenges in teacher recruitment and retention, school safety concerns, and persistent feelings of a lack of agency. There has never been a stronger need for change, both inside and out.
Unlike other professional development conferences or education conferences in 2023 that attempt to address these issues without providing comprehensive solutions, Elevate Conscious Discipline provides practical and evidence-based solutions for a healthier, more fulfilling future for teachers and students alike!
Purposefully scheduled in the month of October, Elevate arrives at the perfect time in the school year when you know your students well enough to identify their needs, and when you still have plenty of time to provide the behavior management strategies, practical skills, meaningful practices and mindset shifts required to assist them in making the school year a success.
THE RELEVANCY PROBLEM
We know you’ve been to plenty of conferences geared toward educators already— You want to grow in your practice and in your field, and your administrator encourages that desire. (Also, your state mandates a certain amount of continuing education.) You research conferences and workshops closest to your home, and ones that might be applicable to the age/grade demographic you instruct. It’s difficult to choose a topic and specification considering the plethora of challenges you faced the year before, but you finally settle on one you feel hopeful about. You show up excited to attend an educational leadership conference, or one of the advertised “best education conferences,” until you discover that none of the keynote speakers have ever taught a class or held a position in education administration.
You’re feeling skeptical and disappointed. How could what they offer be relevant or helpful for what you are facing when they’ve never walked in your shoes? How can someone provide guidance for a behavior intervention plan for tantrums, make suggestions on positive behavioral supports, or inspire lasting change when they have never been in the classroom? How could a conference on one specific issue help you face all of the rest of the challenges waiting for you upon your return?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could hear stories, experiences, applications and effective strategies from someone in your position who has navigated the same challenges you have? What if there was just one conference that covered it all:
- Interactive, inspiring and engaging teaching
- Educator-driven keynotes, breakout sessions and demonstration classrooms
- Evidence-based, relevant content
- An effective system or practice that can be applied to all challenges not just classroom management
- A take-away behavior intervention plan to follow and implement directly upon return
- Time devoted to practicing the skills, strategies and techniques learned
- A safe, connected, inspiring atmosphere that honors and celebrates you as an educator
AN ELEVATED SOLUTION: THE TOP EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2024
At Conscious Discipline, we respect educators for the experts they are and trust that they know their own needs the best. This is why Elevate Conscious Discipline is a conference for educators, by educators, and why it has gained traction as one of the best educational conferences in 2023.
Active teachers, specialists and administrators from across the nation enlighten this conference experience with practical, inspiring sessions spanning eight different tracks to highlight the age and grade that you are most impacted by. But it doesn’t end with the attendance of some powerful speaking engagements and a renewed spirit to return with a shift in perspective.
Conscious Discipline wants to ensure you are prepared with tools to implement our practice, which is why participants at Elevate collaborate with seasoned professionals to develop a comprehensive and personalized plan to meet today’s challenges with compassion, community and lasting educational success. We not only want to renew your passion and inspire you to move forward, but to equip educators with a comprehensive road map for navigating the complexities of the modern world and progress in your transformational journey with Conscious Discipline.
Our pandemic and post-pandemic experiences made a few things very clear:
- Some of the ways we’ve “always done things” creates more problems than it solves.
- If we are going to thrive as educators and administrators, we need to be curious about the long-term outcome of the way we perceive student behavior, systems of reward/punishment, wellness and mental health, and our expectation that children be able to utilize skills we struggle with — and actively seek to change the methods that no longer serve.
To embark on a truly transformational journey that will change your life and the lives of the students you serve, it all comes down to an upgrade in mindset, skills and ability. For 25+ years, Conscious Discipline has been a leader in this space, offering educators, administrators, parents and professionals the fresh perspectives and the proven strategies necessary to address even the deepest challenges effectively. Rather than focusing on behavior modification of the student, Conscious Discipline’s centralized focus is on the adult in the room; knowing that if students are to have any hope of regulation, their educators must first regulate themselves. Elevate Conscious Discipline explores resilience, self-regulation, practical implementation, skill building and more.
In a world where conferences and workshops designed for educators are often absent of educators themselves, Elevate shines as a beacon of hope, relevance and practical application. If you’ve had enough of Band-Aids, quick fixes, mandates and curricula adjustments that never hold, renew your passion and purpose with like-minded educators at Elevate.
ELEVATE 2023 RECAP: THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT OF THE YEAR!
ELEVATE 2023 RECAP: THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT OF THE YEAR!
By Jenny Shannon
Elevate Conscious Discipline 2023: Renew Your Passion and Purpose was a conference not soon forgotten! This highly anticipated event in Orlando, FL October 19-21 hosted educators, administrators, parents, and professionals from around the world with the intent to connect, inspire and refresh. Boasting a variety of accomplished keynote speakers such as Dr. Becky Bailey, Latoria Marcellus, Amy Speidel, Ginny Luther and Tanyelle L. Hannah, and emceed by the brilliant Kenedria (Kiki) Thurman, there is no doubt that Elevate quickly emerged as the professional development event of the year.
“Conscious Discipline provides events that are vastly different than most professional development offerings out there— Elevate especially,” Dr. Bailey said. She envisioned a conference for educators, by educators, that cultivates connection and inspires implementation through experiences and practical application— And the success of 2023’s Elevate conference shows she got it right!
Brilliant banners, bold posters, swag bags and inviting lighting effects welcomed participants into an experience to remember. Dinner, dancing and pricey raffle prizes celebrated educators at the welcome reception on opening night. Bright and early the next morning, participants were greeted with fresh pastries, warm croissant sandwiches and piping hot coffee before moving into Latoria Marcellus and Amy Speidel’s fascinating keynote titled Finding Where You Fit and the Power It Takes to Stay There, and enjoying Elevate’s signature feature— a diverse range of interactive breakout sessions delivered by educators who work in the field. This year’s sessions included 40 offerings, ranging from Integrating Conscious Discipline with RTI/MTSS facilitated by Amy Niemeier, to Self-Care the Conscious Discipline Way by Katie Ahearn, to Cultural Responsiveness and Conscious Discipline: The Dynamic Duo with Dr. Valerie Parker, to Conscious Discipline for Every Learner: Teaching Older Children with Neurodiversity delivered by Brooke Haberle and Cheryl Cotter, to Supporting Children’s Potty Learning led by Joan Morgenstern.
Between breakout sessions, attendees browsed the onsite store, enjoyed photo opportunities, and explored model classrooms for various ages. The model classrooms were filled with implementation tools, authentic class books and other materials borrowed from working Conscious Discipline classrooms. Teacher-helpers and Certified Instructors roamed the model classroom area while answering questions, problem solving and sharing their classroom expertise with attendees.
Whether in session, in the halls, or in the model classrooms, attendees had ample opportunity to delve deeper into implementing Conscious Discipline with fidelity and sustainability through engaging discussions, the sharing of personal experiences, connecting with experts and fellow practitioners, and reflecting on the mindset shifts that are essential to implementation. “Conscious Discipline started out with changing our relationship to conflict,” Dr. Bailey stated in her opening keynote, “But you can’t have outer peace without inner peace.”
Friday’s event closed with Ginny Luther’s moving keynote, Blue Star Grit: Releasing Resistance into Resiliency and Renewal, and started anew Saturday morning with breakfast and the dynamic Tanyelle L. Hannah’s keynote There is Joy in the Journey—Plan, Pursue, Prevail. Another round of breakout sessions cemented attendees’ knowledge base as the event began to wind down.
Recurring themes of safety, connection and problem solving wove through many of the sessions. Conscious Discipline’s foundation rests in the Brain State Model and the understanding that optimal learning can only occur when there is a felt sense of safety and connection. Dr. Parker’s poignant and timely breakout session, Cultural Responsiveness and Conscious Discipline: The Dynamic Duo captivated audience members by providing personal and professional insights about how being culturally responsive lays the groundwork for safety in the classroom and in life. “Here is how we help kids feel safe: We acknowledge their human experience, who they are, and how they show up in the world. And not just who they are today.” Dr. Parker explained that this includes the appropriate pronunciation of names, the awareness and removal of micro-aggressions and stereotypes, and how to respond rather than react in challenging situations.
Dr. Becky Bailey’s powerful closing keynote Saturday afternoon brought it all together by focusing on the heart-brain synchronicity. “The heart sends more messages to the brain than the brain does to the heart,” says Dr. Bailey to emphasize the deep and powerful impact our feelings have on our brain states. “How many could feel the energy of other people the last few days?” she asked attendees, who erupted in positive response. “We put out a frequency, and everyone picked up on that,” she confirms from stage, “Your heart can change another person’s brain state.” Among her other core messages for attendees was for them to identify and turn toward their goals, and to keep returning to those goals, even when pulled in the opposite direction. “As changemakers in the world, we change our hearts first,” she said.
CELEBRATING: WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Conscious Discipline is committed to a long-held belief that “we are all in this together” as we strive toward adult-first self-regulation. But this goal can be difficult to keep sight of when stressors hit and we aren’t surrounded by like-minded others.
The Elevate Conscious Discipline conference enables practitioners to gather with others who are committed to changing their perspective, shifting their attention, seeing behavior as an opportunity to teach new skills, approaching relationships with positive intent, and so much more. It’s not just another professional development conference, or even an educator’s networking event; it’s a homecoming for those who are new to Conscious Discipline and a family reunion for those already on their implementation journey. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, we can’t wait to see you at Elevate Conscious Discipline 2024 in Las Vegas next year!
- ELEVATE 2024
- Elevate Keynote: More Than an Intervention: How to Build Sustainability and Create Fidelity
- Elevate Keynote: Anger and Rage: Rising Above Our Own Despair to Help Ourselves, Children and Families
- Elevate Spotlight: From Mentorship to Partnership
- Elevate Spotlight: Focusing on the Good with Keynoter Tanyelle L. Hannah
- Elevate Spotlight: Meeting Educators Where They Are with Dr. Becky Bailey
- Elevate Spotlight: Blue Star Grit with Keynoter Ginny Luther
Here's What You'll Learn:
Sustained pressures and stressors can take a toll. Establish brain-compatible practices that increase cooperation, connection, self-regulation, mental health, sense of belonging and academic achievement. Experience Conscious Discipline’s signature combination of evidence-based strategies, reflection-based growth and playful connections at this transformational event!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Elevate Conscious Discipline is designed for early childhood through middle school administrators, teachers, social workers, school psychologists and counselors at any stage of Conscious Discipline awareness / implementation.
Elevate Conscious Discipline is THE conference for educators, by educators. Certified Instructors, teachers, administrators and specialists lead sessions in different learning tracks. Each session is geared toward helping you re-envision your practices and offering sustainable strategies to meet your needs. Riveting keynotes provide inspiration and information. On-site model classrooms let you explore what you’ve learned in session.
Add a half-day Introduction to Conscious Discipline enrichment option to maximize your experience! This preconference overview is perfect for beginning practitioners, as well as those seeking to build a stronger foundation in Conscious Discipline.
Craft Your Action Plan to Reconnect, Repair and Rebuild
Elevate Conscious Discipline brings Conscious Discipline to life, not only in theory but also in practice. Keynote addresses will bring you to your feet with excitement and inspiration, while sessions feature an evidence-based “how to” format taught by administrators, teachers and specialists. Between sessions, solidify what you’ve learned by exploring on-site model classrooms. This exciting conference experience will teach you how to:
- Create a culture of trust, connection and healing that cultivates the emotional safety students require to succeed both academically and socially
- Respond proactively, compassionately and skillfully to the dramatic increase in the quantity and severity of behavioral challenges students are experiencing
- Develop a plan that addresses the self-regulation, wellness, achievement and growth needs of all stakeholders in the school, including teachers, administrators, support staff, students and families
- Feel confident in your ability to meet your needs, as well as the needs of your students and families, even during the most difficult times.
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