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Session A: Summer Institute (CD1) 2020 Satellite, Infant/Toddler (0-3)

Join Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo in Madison, WI June 8-13 for Session A: Summer Institute Satellite. Summer Institute Satellite locations offer the same experience for attendees as the Orlando Institute, with Dr. Becky Bailey’s presentations shared by live video and a Conscious Discipline Master Instructor to facilitate at the local event. Session A features a unique infant/toddler focus that is ideal for teachers and administrators in childcare centers, preschool or Head Start programs, and other environments serving children 0-3.

Spend six days living and learning the concepts and principles of Conscious Discipline for our youngest children with real examples, real practice and real connections. Training from Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo and direct video teaching from Dr. Becky Bailey will empower you to instill safety, trust and vital lifelong skills in young minds.

Exclusive to our Madison satellite through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, event attendees may opt-in to convenient and cost-effective on-campus meals and/or accommodation during online registration. See the registration page for pricing and additional details.


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  • Location:
    • Madison, WI
  • Facilitators:
    • Dr. Becky Bailey
    • Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo

Here's What You'll Learn:


Learn and experience the transformational skills, powers and structures of Conscious Discipline in an interactive, brain-smart environment.

Brain State Model

Learn how to recognize three unique brain states in children and adults, and how to help yourself and others shift into Executive State.


Explore the powers needed to change your perception of conflict and help you gain control of life – and how to impart them to adults and children.

School Family

Be part of a living School Family throughout this event and learn how to foster a caring, cooperative environment that uses daily life to build character and social skills.

Summer Institute empowers you to be the change you want to see.

The first three years of life are a period of incredible brain growth. Learn how to create optimal stimulation for infants and toddlers by developing:

  • A healthy sense of self
  • A mental model for relationships
  • A foundation for lifelong stress management

The way we respond to the needs of infants and toddlers will help or inhibit them from forming healthy life patterns. At Summer Institute, you’ll learn how to provide the connection, attunement and social play that ensure optimal development in our youngest children. The Institute sells out every year, so don’t delay—register today.

  • Experience Conscious Discipline firsthand as Master Instructor Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo creates a School Family within your institute.
  • Practice Baby Doll Circle Time and other activities that ensure optimal development in infants and toddlers.
  • Build a foundation of safety and trust that wires young brains for cooperation, attention and impulse control.
  • Discover ways to optimize your time with infants and toddlers, allowing you to feel less stressed and more present.
  • Learn the seven basic skills of discipline, the skills you need to respond to any situation.
  • Learn the seven powers of self-regulation, the powers you need to change your perception of conflict and help gain control of your life.
  • Learn the complete Conscious Discipline Brain State model.
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More Information About This Event

  • plus minus Who Should Attend?

    The Summer Institute is a transformational experience for attendees at all levels of Conscious Discipline knowledge and implementation. If you’re just starting out, this is the perfect place to begin. If you’ve attended a Conscious Discipline workshop, completed the book study or are already an active practitioner, you’ll sharpen your skills and leave with renewed focus and practical tools.

    Session A offers a unique Infant/Toddler focus that is ideal for teachers and administrators in childcare centers, preschool or Head Start programs, and other environments serving children 0-3.

    The more knowledge you have about Conscious Discipline before you attend, the richer your Institute experience will be, and it’s not uncommon for alumni attendees to return to Institute to deepen their knowledge and accelerate implementation with new tools and learnings.

    The difference between other Conscious Discipline training and the Institute is similar to the difference between taking a science class and then taking the science lab. The Institute is a hands-on, interactive “lab” experience. You will be part of an active School Family for a week, feel the sense of safety and connection it creates, and allow the information to move from your intellect to your heart. This integrative experience is indeed life-changing. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend, regardless of your previous training with Conscious Discipline!

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    Institute Materials

    These materials are included with your Conscious Discipline Summer Institute registration:

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

    Event Schedule

    Stay tuned for a full Event Schedule!


  • plus minus Location & Hotel Rates


    The Conscious Discipline Summer Institute, Session A Satellite will be hosted at the:

    Gordon Dining and Event Center
    770 W Dayton St
    Madison, WI 53706

    Gordon Avenue Market is the large dining marketplace that serves the Southeast Neighborhood of campus. Equipped with 12 different stations, Gordon offers customers a wide variety of meals and snacks. The dining area includes an assortment of seating options for secluded study breaks, booths to share with floormates, and tables by the fireplace with views of East Campus Mall.

    Chadbourne Hall, located in the southeast campus area on the corner of University Avenue and Park Street, offers single rooms with central air conditioning, televisions, clock radios and in-room toiletries for adult guests. This hall had new carpet installed in 2018. Three bathrooms are conveniently located on each floor and include private shower and changing areas. All guest rooms will have a small refrigerator. Free wireless and wired high-speed Internet connections, digital and cable television connections is provided. All bed linens, blankets, pillows, towels, washcloths, soap and other amenities are in each guest room. Daily housekeeping service, except on Sundays, will include having the beds made, rooms cleaned, towels changed and trash emptied. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided on the first floor. Guests may use the floor kitchen, lounge area and laundry facilities at their convenience. An in-house tech center is available for computer use. Breakfast is included daily at Gordon Avenue Market and lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday is included in the package rate.

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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 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, please contact for assistance. It would be helpful to have your order number and 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, Inc., 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.

  • plus minus Scholarships & Helper Positions


    The Conscious Discipline Summer Institute Scholarship covers tuition fees and course materials for one Summer Institute. Travel, accommodations, meals and any special discount packages are not covered. If you have registered for the 2020 Summer Institute 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.

    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 Summer Institute (CD1).

    Helpers are typically selected in the following order: Loving Guidance Associates, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors, Advanced Institute Graduates, Summer Institute Graduates.

    Workshops often sell out before we select our helpers. If you would like to attend the workshop 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 offered by Conscious Discipline, LLC, are approved for CEUs and/or graduate professional development credit through Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). Attendees who wish to obtain CEUs or graduate professional development credits must apply through CUW at