Event Details

Responsibility-Centered Discipline: Becoming a Master of Challenging Moments with Students - PART 2

  • 16 Sep 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Quora Education Center - 70 County Road B2 W, Little Canada, MN 55117


  • Open to all educators


Join us for PART 2 of the training to expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills around Responsibility-Centered Discipline! Earn 6 CEUs.

This is PART 2 of MESPA's RCD training. If you would like to register for PART 1, which will take place on Sept. 15 click this link.

Part 2 of this training will address...

  • Working with higher intensity (Tier 2 & Tier 3) students
  • Building your personal skills: practicing and role playing
  • Office referrals
  • Addressing the systemic fixes to help your school, teachers, students, and administrators
  • Q & A: What questions do you have?

    The Responsibility-Centered Discipline (RCD) model was developed to help schools break free from the traditional "obedience model," to train educators and school leaders how to respond to disruptive and spiraling situations, and to empower students to take responsibility for their own actions. Schools often struggle to achieve lasting change in student behavior because students do not feel responsible for their own actions and, instead, find ways to project the responsibility for their behavior onto others. Often students elect to choose a handy exit off the road to responsibility. This training provides a framework for shifting the burden of ownership back to students -- promoting lasting change and greater learning. RCD provides real skills that school leaders, teachers, and paraprofessionals can start using immediately.

    The goal is to move away from punitive punishments and time-based consequences and instead to enable your students to take responsibility and create solutions.. together!

    Who can attend?
    This training is open to all school leaders and educators at all school levels, pre-kindergarten to high school. It is recommended, but not required, that you have attended one of our Part 1 trainings before you attend Part 2! The next Part 1 training will be held on Thursday, September 15 and registration is linked here.

    The RCD Model pairs well with Multi-Tiered Systems!
    Programs like PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) and other Multi-Tiered Systems of Support have been implemented in schools across North America in order to increase student achievement. Not only do student discipline issues disrupt the learning environment, but time-based consequences have the unfortunate side effect of removing students who may need the most help from the classroom. A key to success for PBIS, RTI and other MTSS programs is involving all students in the first level of intervention – and RCD is designed to provide consistent and effective disciplinary support at that level. RCD will also support the process as these programs move into more advanced tiers.

    About the presenter
    Author of Roadmap to Responsibility and Give ‘em Five, and founder of the RCD model, Larry Thompson, M.Ed., is often called upon to deliver keynote presentations for state and national education conferences because of his knowledge, humor and passion for assisting today’s students. He has helped thousands of educators and schools throughout North America break away from their traditional discipline models to a model that creates a responsible climate and responsible students. Larry has served in a wide variety of roles in education – from special education teacher to alternative and traditional high school principal. As creator of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program, Larry understands that systems must be created that can be realistically implemented and sustained. Learn more about Larry at givemfive.com.

    Event Cancellation Policy 

    A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks of the event's start date. Prior to the two-week mark, we are able to issue a refund, less a $50 processing fee. We are sorry, but we unable to issue refunds for no-show registrations.

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