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Open mind, open heart.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Our worlds expand when our knowledge base grows. H-PEP workshops are designed to help us reach our potential and nudge us toward constant growth, change, and understanding. 

For more information on our workshops please email hpep@hawaii.edu.

Past Workshops


H-PEP Conscious Discipline Flyer- July 2018

Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2018
9:00 am- 5:00 pm Both days (must attend for the entire duration both days)
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

Conscious Discipline has fostered a fundamental shift in thinking that empowers you to be the change they want to see in the world.

Institute Learning Objectives:

• Understand the adult perceptual mindset shifts

required to make transformational change

• Integrate Powers & Skills through conflict moments

• Understand the Conscious Discipline Brain Model

• Explore the Power of Perception & Attention

• Determine first steps of implementation

Master Trainer Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education and is a talented trainer who has worked extensively with special needs children. In fact, her special education classroom was recognized as a Conscious Discipline model classroom by Dr. Becky Bailey and Miami-Dade County Public School District. H-PEP will be sponsoring Ms. Montero- Cefalo’s travel from the Continental U.S. for this very special Hawaii event.

H-PEP Kauai Workshops Flyer- May 2018.pdf

H-PEP Kauai Workshops Flyer- May 2018

Kauai! H-PEP will be coming to you next! We will be hosting three FREE workshops!

  1. Tuesday, May 15 @ Kauai Community College. 4-7 pm. Dare You to Self Care: Well-being Workshop for Educators and Parents
  2. Wednesday, May 16 @ Waimea Library. 4-6 pm. Slime and Bookmaking for Parents/ Caregivers and Keiki. Educators welcome too!
  3. Thursday, May 17 @ Kapaa Neighborhood Center. 3:30- 5:30 pm. Repeat of the Slime and Bookmaking workshop.Registration required by Saturday, May 12 at https://tinyurl.com/hpep-kauai


Imiloa Flyer

Imiloa Bookmaking Flyer

Friday, April 27, 2018 
Imiloa Astronomy Center
4- 6 pm Workshop (Adults and Keiki)

Families will learn about the bookmaking process, explore the Imiloa Astronomy Center while taking instant photos, and create a personalized book to take home and read!

Dance Party Flyer 3.31.18

Saturday, March 31, 2018 
UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom
9:15- 12:30 pm Workshop (Adults and Keiki)

Come make and shake your EGG shaker with us! Dance to the beats with your keiki! After showing us your best dance moves, you will make a personalized photo book with your keiki to take home and re-read together! All materials and lunch are provided.

Circle of Security Flyer 2.4.18

Sunday, February 4, 2018 (Superbowl Sunday!)
UH Manoa College of Education, CCC in Wist Hall
12:15 pm Registration
12:30- 4:30 pm Workshop (adults only)

Certified Trainer: Dr. Susan Mrazek, Chicago Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

The Circle of Security workshop is designed to offer direction and clarity in understanding the dynamics of early relationships and their critical importance.

Better understand “challenging” behaviors and where they come from

Learn to read a child’s cues with more skill, helping to address a need and prevent power struggles or challenging behavior

Explore your own understanding, triggers, and biases when it comes to relating to your own children or children in your care

Gain confidence in understanding where your child or children in your care are on the “circle” and what you can do to support their needs for exploration and comfort

Circle of Security Flyer 2.4.18

SHELLS Workshop Flyer- Jan 2018

Slime and Bookmaking Workshop for Parents and Keiki

SHELLS Workshop Flyer- Jan 2018
Register by Thursday, 1/28 here: tinyurl.com/jan21-hpep

Sunday, January 21, 2018
UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom|
12:30 pm Registration and Lunch
1:00- 3:00 pm Slime and Bookmaking

SHELLS Workshop Flyer

Saturday, August 26, 2017
UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom

Click on the links below to register by Tuesday, August 8, 2017! Register for the morning OR afternoon session. Each adult attending will need to register separately and include information for their keiki attending as well. Spaces are limited!

9:30 am – 1:00 pm     Parent Keiki Bookmaking Morning Session
11:30 am – 3:00 pm      Parent Keiki Bookmaking Afternoon Session

SHELLS Workshop Flyer- Extended Deadline

Storytelling for the Home Enrichment of Language and Literacy Skills (SHELLS) bookmaking promotes positive engagement and shared experiences between adults and keiki! Learn more about SHELLS from its creator Dr. Lisa Boyce, Executive Director, Utah State Family Consumer and Human Development. Make Slime with your keiki, focusing on positive engagement and the shared experience. We will take photos! Using your photos, create a one of a kind book about your shared experience using the SHELLS model. Lunch and all materials included!

Well-being Retreat Flyer

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Aulani Resort and Spa
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Click on the link below to register by Monday, August 28. Limited spots available! Must be able to attend the entire session.

Well-Being Retreat for Educators & Parents

Well-being Retreat Flyer

Join us for a day of celebrating YOU! If you feel you are too busy to come, this retreat is for you! We will explore the power of positive mindsets, visioning and goal setting, and personal reflection. Learn the art of lomi for keiki and practice lomi during the retreat under the guidance of kumu Enrick Ortiz, Jr. Create a one-of-a-kind vision journal and crystal light catcher. These will remind you to Be the Light. Leave feeling connected refreshed, and ready to live your best life!


Sunday, April 30, 2017 10am – 12pm
Your Greatest Potential: Examining the “Elephants in the Room”

In the previous workshop, we explored the multifaceted selves and reaffirmed the multiple possibilities of life. In this workshop, we will focus on the “Elephants in the Room” (aka dysfunctional beliefs or limiting beliefs) that have held us back from achieving our greatest potential and life aspiration. Come join us for an activity-driven self-exploration. By the end of the workshop, you might begin to remove the barriers to a more fulfilled life.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:30 am- 10:45 am & Friday, February 24, 2017 9:15 am- 10:30 am
H-PEP: Strengths Based Professional Development for Early Educators with Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka

What do strengths- based professional development look like in a culture rich state like Hawaii? How can we infuse self-care and reflective practices into teaching educators? At the Hawaii Positive Engagement Project (H-PEP), we are re-envisioning what professional development looks like for early educators. Come learn how we infuse PBIS strategies into our 10- week cohorts, such as focusing on “what’s going right,” setting clear expectations for participants, personal goal setting, and celebrating successes. H-PEP facilitates in person and online professional development, utilizing free web tools such as Google and YouTube. Topics of workshops include PBIS, Hawaiian cultural practices, adaptive leadership, and bookmaking.

Presentations will take place in Portland, Oregon at the NWPBIS Conference http://pbisnetwork.org/

Sunday, February 12, 2017 10am – 12pm
Your Greatest Potential: Uncover the Unknown with Dr. Grace Lin

Each individual is a multi faceted being that holds untapped potential and answers to our perplexing questions. Come to this hands on workshop and engage in self-discovery activities. By expanding our understanding of ourselves, we expand our capacity for problem-solving and self-realization of our greatest potential.

Saturday, September 3, 2016 9am – 12pm
Understanding Our Human Potential Through Holographic Knowing with Dr. Manulani Meyer

Why do we struggle so much? Why is there continual doubt, fear and unhappiness in the world? Understanding our role in how this is sustained is both shocking and inspiring. Come to learn more about the post-quantum world of physics as it relates to our modern society and how it links with ancient and indigenous understanding.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 10am – 4pm
Skill Sets to Enhance Learning: Hawaiian/Local Style! with Uncle Kanoa Switzer

Come learn about:

  • The role of expanded awareness for yourself and keiki
  • The Bowl of Light metaphor and how it can be applied in your daily classroom or home settings
  • 5 traditional patterns of learning
  • A visual strategy for spelling
  • How negative emotions can immediately affect our physical bodies
  • How our mindsets can affect our learning