RTP Training Opportunity for 2020


RTP Practitioners,


We hope you have had a smooth start to the school year and that RTP is seen as an important program in your school.


At our workshops as people often have indicated they would like to share their RTP practices with colleagues and to have a professional conversation about the alignment of RTP in their individual contexts.  Inarguably, the most important aspect of our training is to protect the integrity of RTP by ensuring a tight alignment of RTP practice with Perceptual Control Theory (PCT).


Keeping requests from schools in mind, we would like to offer a workshop in March:


“RTP Fundamentals 2020” – 2 days specifically for RTC Teachers / Co-ordinators

at Prince of Wales Hotel, Nundah in Brisbane from 8:30am-3:30pm

on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March 2020. 

Cost $600.00 per person.

This workshop will focus on:

  • The fundamentals of RTP – Disruptions, RTP Questions, Plan Making, Conferencing and Negotiating
  • Basic Perceptual Control Theory (PCT)
  • The application of RTP in schools
  • Unpacking Goal setting, Conferencing, Negotiating, Monitoring, Frequent Flyers
  • How does PCT apply to RTP
  • Working with People
  • Personal reflection, group work, problem solving



We look forward to working with you again this year.

Glenn, Jean and Chris


Jean Knight:                 jean.knight5@bigpond.com

Glenn Vaughan:          glennvaughan19@gmail.com

Christine Mellor:         mellor.christine@gmail.com

To function effectively, we have to examine our beliefs and values, create and articulate effective standards and then use them to guide us when we have to make decisions. Real problems occur when we are faced with a dilemma and we haven’t really set forth any standards. The more our standards reflect our own internal worlds, the more our choices will be consistent with what we want. ( Edward E. Ford, Freedom from Stress)

This process was developed by Edward E. Ford and is called The Responsible Thinking Process (RTP)®. It is based on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT), (See section titled About Perceptual Control Theory).

A school discipline program that is radically different from other classroom management programs, classroom discipline programs or school behavior management programs.
Fundamentally, the Responsible Thinking Process, properly used, provides opportunities for educators and parents to teach students how to look within themselves, decide how they want to be, and restructure their own lives so they can get what they want without infringing on the rights of others. (Ed Ford)

RTP is a process that teaches respect for others by fostering responsible thinking.

What brings about the growing belief in students that they can make things better for themselves? What promotes change within another person, and what makes change possible?

First, it is the belief that someone cares, that someone really respects you and is willing to work with you until you can succeed.

Second, it is the belief that somehow it is possible to succeed, to make things better, and to resolve our internal conflicts.

The Responsible Thinking Process®, if properly used, is designed to teach educators how to teach students to develop a sense of responsibility for their own lives and to respect the lives of everyone around them.

This unique classroom discipline process is both non-manipulative and non-punitive. It creates mutual respect by teaching students how to think through what they are doing in relation to the rules of wherever they are. This gives students personal accountability for their actions.

The key component of this classroom discipline process is its focus on how students can achieve their goals without getting in the way of others who are trying to do the same thing. In short, it teaches students how to respect others.

Dear Educator.. What are your students learning from the discipline program at your school ?

WARNING: Some are claiming to teach RTP but are neither authentic nor qualified.

 In the U.S., Australia, and in other countries, there are some educators claiming to teach RTP and some schools claiming to use RTP, that are not authentic.

Also, if a person were to give a presentation on RTP without permission, they would be in violation of the Lanham Act.

Responsible Thinking Process® and RTP ® are registered trademarks of The Responsible Thinking Process Pty Ltd.

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