Ohio Head Start Association, Inc. - Event Information

Event Name:Conscious Discipline: Making the Brain Shift

In this two day training, participants will have the opportunity to step back to look at the big picture of Conscious Discipline focusing on implementation issues specific to Head Start and Early Head Start with a programmatic approach to using Conscious Discipline to support your most challenging children. This event will consider how implementing Conscious Discipline can support transformational change at the individual relationship, classroom, building and organizational levels. The event is designed to support programs at all stages of their Conscious Discipline journey whether you are just starting out or simply in need of a tune-up and everything in between.
Event Date:8/7/2019 - 8/8/2019
Event Time:9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern
Location:Doubletree Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue
Columbus, Oh 43235

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Contact Person:Amanda Yancey
(phone: 9374351113)
Intended audience: 
Head Start and Early Head Start Administrators, Coaches, Mentors, Teachers and Assistant Teachers

As a result of this event, participants will be able to increase the fidelity of their implementation of Conscious Discipline throughout their Head Start program.
 Full content is approved for IACET CEUs and approved/applied for Ohio Approved Professional Development
Wednesday, August 7          9:30am to 4:30pm (lunch provided)
Creating Brain Smart Classrooms
 Kim Hughes, Conscious Discipline Master Intructor
Conscious Discipline® promotes permanent behavior changes in both adults and children. The paradigm of change is from a traditional compliance model of discipline, relying on lower brain center approaches of threat and force, to a relationship-based community model that relies on higher-order thinking skills. Experience how this extraordinary model educates adults by establishing an understanding of brain development. Once a basic knowledge is established, Conscious Discipline then draws out the relationships between brain development, learning and behavior. Ultimately, Conscious Discipline uses this information to deliver specific ways to create safer, more caring and more responsive environments for schools, homes and workplaces.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Create an elevator speech that defines Conscious Discipline® (CD).
  2. Name the differences between Traditional Discipline and CD.
  3. Describe the components of the CD Brain State Model as well as CD’s 4 Brain Smart® Principles.
  4. Explain how educators can help children feel safe so they are able to learn and feel connected so they are willing to learn.
Kim Hughes has worked as both an administrator and a teacher of children birth through fifth grade. She discovered the power of Conscious Discipline while serving as an early childhood educator in an inclusive  mental health setting. It soon became her passion to share its transformative and empowering message with as many children, parents and educators as possible.
While working as a kindergarten educator, Kim was named the 1999-2000 North Carolina Teacher of the Year. This honor was presented by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and endorsed by the United States Department of Education and United States Superintendent of Schools.
Kim’s inviting, playful style creates memorable trainings, while her experience with Conscious Discipline is top-notch. “The hours flew by” is a common sentiment at her trainings as attendees are amazed by their own level of engagement and focus on the material. Kim has supported school- wide implementation in both early childcare and elementary settings, mentored administrators, conducted both large and small group trainings and worked directly with teachers of children infant through elementary age.

Thursday, August 8     8:30am to 3:30pm (lunch provided)
  These full day breakout sessions will give participants the opportunity to explore content specific to their role and/or level of experience with Conscious Discipline.
Digging Deeper into Conscious Discipline® - Moving from Chaos to Calm: Supporting our Most Challenging Children
Kim Hughes, Conscious Discipline Master Instructor
Teachers are crying out for help. The behaviors they face on a daily basis are exhausting and overwhelming. Many teachers have amazing problem-solving skills and wonderful adult-child interactions. However, when faced with trying misbehavior over and over it is difficult to maintain the positive attitude they often have at the start of the day. In this session teachers will explore evidence-based strategies such as adult assertiveness, authentic empathy, and effective consequences that create an emotionally / physically safe school environment as well as techniques to remain calm in the moments of chaos.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. List one protective and one facilitative support factor that increase success with challenging behaviors.
  2. Define why authentic relationships support changes in children’s behavior and name one way to build positive relationships with your children.
  3. Select one reason why a strong understanding of developmentally appropriate practices and child development can reverse mistaken behaviors.
  4. Choose three classroom strategies that you will embed in your classroom environment that will decrease challenging behaviors.
  5. Name two intervention strategies that empower children and reduce negative behaviors.
Conscious Discipline – Back to Basics: Understanding the Seven Skills of Conscious Discipline®
Renee Sutherland, LISW-S, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor
Participants will become familiar with the 7 skills of Conscious Discipline® along with the structure, language and power of each, and learn how to incorporate these into classrooms to provide a healthy School Family™ where cooperation and learning becomes more possible.  Participants will engage in hands-on learning experiences that will reinforce their understanding of the Seven Skills, as well as view videos of the skills being implemented in a Head Start Classroom.  This session will be helpful for those who are new to Conscious Discipline® and for those that are needing a refresher of the basics of Conscious Discipline.  

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the Seven Skills of Conscious Discipline®.
  2. Identify the identify the classroom “structure” for each of the Seven Skills of Conscious Discipline®.
  3. Demonstrate use of the “helpful phrase” for each of the Seven Skills.
  4. Identify the “adult power” for each of the Seven Skills.

Member: $275 ($300 On-site)    Non-Member: $325 ($350 On-Site)


OHSAI strives to have as many attendees as possible pre-registered and paid.  If payment cannot be made by the deadline, please forward a purchase order.  If a registration must be canceled, please do so seven (7) working days prior  to the training.  Cancellations must be made in writing. If a cancellation is made after the cutoff (7 working days prior to the training), a $40 administration fee will be applied per canceled person. No refund will be given for cancellations occurring less than 24 hours before event. Alternate participants may attend.   
Late Fees: $25.00  Registrations received after the deadline listed above will be assessed a late fee of $25.00 per person.

Hotel Reservations should be made directly to 

Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue
Columbus, Ohio  43235
 Hotel Code: CDM
  Rates:         $109.00      Single/Double
Includes complimentary wireless internet access, Breakfast  for up to 2 per room
Deadline for registration at these rates is  Monday, July 15, 2019
 Please call in ASAP with your reservations to 614-885-3334
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