2015 ASQ-3™ & ASQ:SE Training of Trainers Institute
Mark your calendars for August 5–7, 2015, and join us in Philadelphia, PA!
Early-bird registration is open
Learn everything you need to know to instruct your colleagues in using Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3™) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE) to screen infants and young children.
This thorough seminar shows you how to
- implement ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE effectively
- score questionnaires and interpret results
- identify developmental warning signs
- discuss results sensitively with families
- understand the referral process
- work with families from diverse cultural backgrounds
- teach others within your organization how to successfully use ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE
While at the Institute, you’ll receive instruction from three ASQ experts, practice forms, case studies, and a binder with handouts for conducting trainings within your organization. Upon your successful completion of the Institute, a certificate of attendance and a USB flash drive of training materials will be sent by mail.
Who should attend
The 2015 Institute is designed for intermediate to advanced ASQ users who already oversee ASQ implementation and ASQ training within their organization; participants will leave the Institute prepared to instruct colleagues on ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE. However, new ASQ users also may find the Institute beneficial to their understanding and implementation of ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE. All participants will receive valuable information to advance their skill level and knowledge of the tools.
Meet your presenters
Suzanne Yockelson, Ph.D. is a co-author of ASQ:SE and co-developer of the training materials for ASQ:SE and ASQ-3. She consults with various local and state programs on using the Ages & Stages system. Dr. Yockelson is on faculty in the School of Education at Brandman University in California, teaching in the Special Education and Early Childhood education programs.
Elizabeth Twombly, Ph.D., has been involved in research, outreach, and training projects related to ASQ for more than 14 years. Most recently she has worked as a senior research assistant in the development of ASQ:SE and as a co-author of the Ages & Stages Learning Activities. Ms. Twombly trains early childhood professionals nationwide on the use of ASQ-3™ and ASQ:SE.
Jantina Clifford, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Early Intervention Program at the College of Education, University of Oregon. She has been active in the research and development of both ASQ and ASQ:SE. Dr. Clifford provides training internationally on both tools and brings expertise from her 8 years as an early childhood educator to your professional development experience.
2015 ASQ Institute FAQs
What you need to know about registration
Please note that we have a specific number of seats available for our annual Institute. The demand is high and seating is limited and will fill quickly. We cannot guarantee that seating will be available through the registration cutoff date of July 14, 2015. Registration may be closed prior to the cutoff date due if we’ve reached maximum capacity.
Where will the training take place?
DoubleTree by Hilton® Philadelphia Center City
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5686
What is the closest airport in Philadelphia?
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is only 9 miles away from the hotel.
24-Hour Airport Shuttle Service: $10.00 per person per direction, provided by Lady Liberty Shuttles – (215) 724-8888.
Taxi: $28.50 Flat Rate from the Airport to Central Philadelphia Area*
Taxi service can be hired by going to Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway.
*The Central Philadelphia Area encompasses: Fairmount Ave (most Northern point), South Street (most Southern point) Delaware River (most eastern point) and University City/ 38th Street (most Western point). Any destination that falls within these boundaries is eligible for the Center City flat rate.
Most taxis can accommodate up to 3 passengers. In some cases certain vehicle types can accommodate 4 passengers. Child safety restraint rules apply to taxis. All taxis accept credit cards.
Car Rental: There are many car rental options at the Philadelphia International Airport please click here to review your options.
Train: SEPTA Airport Regional Rail Line Schedule. Fare: $8.00 one way to the following convenient stops (an additional fare is required for connections to other SEPTA regional rail lines):
- airport terminals A, B,C/D and E/F
- Eastwick Station
- University City
- connections to Amtrak from 30th Street Station (Hotel is 1.5 miles from 30th St. Station)
- Suburban Station* (connections to regional rail lines)
- MarketEast/The Gallery (connection to Greyhound Bus Terminal)
- all wheelchair-accessible rail stations for travelers with disabilities.
How do I get from the airport to the hotel if I rent a car?
Rental car companies will provide directions and often a map of the local area. For more specific directions to the hotel, contact the hotel concierge or visit mapquest.com.
Do I need to pay to park at the hotel?
Self-parking or valet-parking is available for an additional fee and is subject to applicable tax. Please contact the hotel for charges.
At time of publication, parking rates are
- self-parking: $25.00
- valet-parking: $38.00
- day attendee parking: $12.00
These rates are subject to change at the hotel’s discretion.
What time can I check-in at the hotel?
Check-in is 3:00 p.m. If you arrive early and your hotel room is not available, you may check your luggage and enjoy the Philadelphia area until check-in time.
When do I need to check-out of the hotel?
Check-out is 12:00 noon. Unless you are staying an additional night, you will need to check-out on Friday, August 7 by 12:00 noon. Luggage storage is available at the hotel for a nominal fee.
Are hotel accommodations included in the registration fee?
No, for the Institute, you will need to make your own hotel reservations.
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Philadelphia Center City for a discounted rate of $165 per night for single & double occupancy. Rooms are on a first-come, first reserved basis. The hotel may not be able to extend the discounted rate beyond the room block or the cutoff date. To qualify for these rates, please make your reservations no later than July 14, 2015, and specify the code BROOKES PUBLISHING/ASQ. You can reach the hotel by calling 1-888-591-1234or book online.
Though there are many hotels in the Philadelphia area, we have negotiated an amazing room rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Philadelphia Center City. If possible, please take advantage of this tremendous discounted opportunity and stay in a great hotel located on the famous Philadelphia Avenue of the Arts!
Are hotel accommodations for single or double occupancy?
The discounted rates are for single or double occupancy (1 or 2 people) and do not include applicable state and local taxes, surcharges, parking, or other incidental fees. An additional fee of $10 per person will be added for the third and fourth person staying in a room.
Will I need to pay a deposit on the hotel room or will my credit card be sufficient?
No, the hotel does not require a deposit. However, when you make a reservation they will ask for a credit card to guarantee the reservation.
Do I need to bring any ASQ materials to the Institute? / What products are required for the training?
Yes, you will need to bring the following:
ASQ-3 User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #70045, $50.00); and
The ASQ:SE User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #65331, $50.00)
You may bring the required User’s Guides from your organization or if you don’t have these materials you may purchase the required materials from Brookes Publishing by either going online to www.brookespublishing.com or by calling us at 1-800-638-3775. Institute attendees receive a 20% pre-Institute discount on all ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE products (except ASQ Online). A discount code will be emailed along with your confirmation of registration. We will provide you with a binder of practice forms and handouts. Participants from the same organization can share the ASQ-3™ User’s Guide and the ASQ:SE User’s Guide.
Do I need to bring the ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE Questionnaires or Starter Kits to the Institute?
No, you only need to bring your ASQ-3 User’s Guide and ASQ:SE User’s Guide.
How can I purchase the required User’s Guides?
You may purchase your required materials from Brookes Publishing Co. by either going online to www.brookespublishing.com or by calling us at 1-800-638-3775. Institute attendees receive a 20% pre-Institute discount on all ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE products (except ASQ Online). See www.agesandstages.com for information on the complete ASQ product line.
What are the hours of the training?
The Institute hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 and Thursday, August 6, 2015, and 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015. Schedule is subject to change.
For the best possible Institute experience and to successfully complete the training, please plan to stay until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 7. Certificates of completion and the flash drive of training materials will be mailed to those who successfully complete the entire Institute.
I am new to using ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE; is this Institute for me?
The 2015 Institute is designed for intermediate-to-advanced ASQ users who already oversee ASQ implementation and training within their organization; participants will leave the Institute prepared to instruct their colleagues on ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE. However, new ASQ users also may find the Institute beneficial to their understanding and implementation of ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE. All participants will receive valuable information to advance their skill level and knowledge of the tools.
I already use ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE, what can I expect from this training?
The Institute is your opportunity to network with colleagues, have questions answered by our expert speakers, and learn how to conduct an ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE introduction seminar within your own organization.
Do I need to attend the full Institute training?
Yes, in order to receive your certificate of completion and flash drive of training materials, you must be present for all three training days and the appropriate hours and complete the full seminar agenda. Please try your best to plan your flights and travel for after 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015.
I need to leave early on the last day to catch my flight home. Is that okay?
Full attendance is required for successful completion of the training. Please arrange your flight accordingly; the seminar ends on Friday, August 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Please remember to account for your travel time to the airport when making your flight reservations.
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We understand that emergencies occur and that a call to the office may become necessary; outside of emergency circumstances, please try to avoid scheduling calls/meetings while you are in attendance at the Institute. If this is unavoidable, please attempt to limit these interruptions by scheduling them during breaks and lunches. As is noted, full attendance is required for successful completion of the training. Please arrange your business calls and meetings accordingly; the seminar ends on Friday, August 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.
After the Institute, what can I do with my new ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE knowledge?
You are being trained to return to your place of employment for the purpose of providing introduction training on ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE to colleagues within your office/organization/agency. You are not authorized to train outside of your place of employment or to charge a fee for your training.
What can I do with the handouts and flash drive that I receive at the Institute?
You may duplicate the materials for distribution at training for colleagues within your office/organization/agency. If necessary, you may charge a nominal fee to cover the cost to reproduce training materials only.
Who are the Institute trainers?
Institute trainers are people who have been involved in the authorship, development, and/or research of the ASQ-3 and/or the ASQ:SE. All have extensive significance in early childhood and early childhood intervention. Many are currently professors at universities in the United States.
Will I meet any of the ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE authors at the Institute?
Yes! Our Institute trainers are expert speakers and contributing authors on either the ASQ-3, ASQ:SE, or both!
REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee for an individual is $975.00.
Early bird registration $925; registrations must be postmarked by April 30, 2015.
Groups of 4 or more (paying with one organization payment), $925 per person.
Do you offer group rates?
Yes, you can receive a discount on the registration fee when 4 or more persons from the same program attend and register with one payment (by credit card, check, or purchase order).
Visit www.brookesonlocation.com/asq-institute for pricing, group discount rates, and the group registration form.
How do I pay for the training?
You may pay your registration fee with a credit card, check, or purchase order.
When you complete your registration form, be sure to indicate your payment type. Then mail or fax the form and payment to:
Brookes Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, Maryland 21285-0624 USA
We will not accept or hold any registration forms unless payment is received at the time of registration.
What forms of payment do you accept?
The following forms of payment are accepted by Brookes Publishing:
Credit cards: Discover, Visa, Master Card, and American Express
Check: Please make your check payable to Brookes Publishing and mail to arrive no later than 5 business days after submission of your registration form
Purchase order: Submit your purchase order with your registration form.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes, we will be happy to process your purchase order; please submit it with your completed registration form.
What is included in my registration fee?
Your registration fee will include a 2½-day training where participants will learn how to lead an ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE seminar for their own program. Additionally, you will receive practice forms and handouts. Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks will be provided for Institute participants each day.
Upon successful completion of the Institute, certificates of attendance, as well as a USB flash drive of training materials, will be sent by mail within one month of completion.
What is NOT included in my registration fee?
Neither your transportation nor your hotel accommodations are included in the registration fee. Each attendee will need to secure his/her own transportation to and from the Institute as well as lodging while at the Institute. Evening meals and entertainment are not included in the registration fee.
The DoubleTree by Hilton® Philadelphia Center City is offering a discounted hotel room rate; be sure to mention you are with the Brookes Publishing/ASQ Seminar and the group code ASQ when making your hotel reservations. Or make your hotel reservation online by selecting this link.
ATTENDANCE AND CANCELLATION
I registered for the training but now I am unable to attend, what should I do?
If you find that you are unable to attend the Institute, all cancellations must be received in writing by mail, fax, or email. Cancellations received prior to July 14, 2015, will receive a 75% refund. Cancellations received after July 14, 2015, will not receive a refund.
If you find that you must cancel but you wish to send a substitute in your place, the substitute must be declared and a new registration form must be completed at least 3 business days in advance of the training.
What is your cancellation policy?
Brookes Publishing Co. reserves the right to cancel the Institute and will inform registrants by July 15, 2015. Should the training be cancelled, full refunds will be issued for the price of the registration fee only. Brookes Publishing Co. will not be responsible for airline tickets or hotel reservations that were booked in conjunction with the Institute.
If you need to cancel, you must notify us in writing (mail, fax, or email). Cancellations received by July 14, 2015, will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be given after July 15, 2015.
Would I be able to obtain training elsewhere if I am unable to attend this October’s Institute?
Do you offer discounts on purchases after the Institute?
Yes, at the Institute attendees will receive a 10% discount certificate toward future purchases of any ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE products (excluding ASQ online) when ordered by September 30, 2015.
What should I wear to the training?
Institute attire is casual professional; we recommend dressing in layers as the meeting room temperatures may be cooler or warmer than the temperature outside. You may want to bring a sweater or light jacket to the training.
What is the weather like in Philadelphia?
In Philadelphia, August is second only to July for hot temperature averages, with an average high of 85°F. However, with the heat index August often feels hotter and even more humid than the month of July. Be sure to check the weather forecast before packing your suitcase. A light jacket and umbrella are always recommended, just in case.
What is there to do in Philadelphia after a long day of training?
There are many local attractions in the City of Brotherly Love, some close-by recommendations are:
- Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
- National Constitution Center, Wells Fargo Center and Lincoln Financial Field
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute and Reading Terminal Market
- Citizens Bank Park
- Rittenhouse Square and Boathouse Row
Check out additional “Things to Do” in Philly.
What are my options for dinner in Philadelphia?
The DoubleTree by Hilton® Philadelphia Center City offers room service as well as an on-site restaurant and lounge offering a variety of fare from salads to BBQ ribs. See a complete and descriptive list of hotel restaurants.
In addition to the great dining options at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia is known for amazing dining options for even the most discerning palate. See a list of local dining options.
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