Joyful Journeys Summit | Agenda for Children

Joyful Journeys Summit

Registration is NOW Open!

Orleans Parish educators of children ages birth through 8 are invited to join us for this FREE, IN-PERSON event at the University of Holy Cross. The Joyful Journeys Summit begins on Thursday, January 11th with a two-day Conscious Discipline workshop series that includes six hours of learning and collaboration, as well as complimentary snacks and lunch each day. Then, on January 13th the journey continues with a full day of activities that encourage child and educator wellness. Highlights include a keynote speaker, panel conversation, and a chair yoga workshop. Participants will have an opportunity to visit community partners for health screenings, and will gather information and resources  for supporting their own well-being and that of the children in their care. Following Saturday’s lunch, there will be live music, Zydeco dancing, and door prizes! Learn more in the dropdown menu below.

Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today! Priority registration closes November 30th.

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This event will be offered with free registration to educators of children ages birth-8 who work at a childcare center or school in Orleans Parish.

Thursday, January 11th: Conscious Discipline Day 1

8:30AM Check In begins

9AM-12PM Conscious Discipline Pt. 1

12PM-1PM Lunch (Provided)

1PM-4PM Conscious Discipline Pt. 2

Friday, January 12th: Conscious Discipline Day 2

8:30AM Check In begins

9AM-12PM Conscious Discipline Pt. 3

12PM-1PM Lunch (Provided)

1PM-4PM Conscious Discipline Pt. 4*

*You must attend all four Conscious Discipline workshops to receive the Conscious Discipline Certificate of Completion

Saturday, January 13th*: Service and Self-Care Wellness Day

Events include:

  • Keynote Address
  • Mental Health & Inclusion Panel
  • Light Yoga
  • Health Screenings
  • Community Partner Resources
  • Make & Take Activities
  • Zydeco Dance Instruction
  • Door Prize Giveaways

*Box lunch will be provided


Meet Tonya Byous, Certified Instructor, Conscious Discipline

Tonya is dedicated to the field of education. She is an advocate, instructor, coach, and mentor. Her introduction to Conscious Discipline was life changing. Tonya’s focus is to ensure that educators have access to transformational information and to be the support to help them sharpen skills. She lives by the moto: Charity first, service to others, and to use your God given talent.

In addition to delivering a keynote address on January 13th, Tonya will also facilitate the 2-day Conscious Discipline workshop on January 11th and 12th.

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