2015 ASQ:SE-2™ Training of Trainers Institute

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October 27–28 in Chicago: Limited spots available

Due to high demand, we have added a fall Institute focusing exclusively on the new ASQ:SE-2

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ASQ:SE-2 logoLearn everything you need to know to instruct your colleagues in using the NEW Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2™) to screen infants and young children for social-emotional delays.

This thorough seminar shows you how to

  • implement ASQ:SE-2 effectively
  • score questionnaires and interpret results
  • 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:SE-2

While at the Institute, you’ll receive instruction from an ASQ expert, 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:SE-2. However, new ASQ users also may find the Institute beneficial to their understanding and implementation of ASQ:SE-2. All participants will receive valuable information to advance their skill level and knowledge of the tools.

Meet your presenter

Elizabeth Twombly, M.S.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-2 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-2.

2015 ASQ:SE-2 Fall Institute FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION


What you need to know about registration

Registration fills quickly! Please note that we have a specific number of seats available for our special edition ASQ-SE-2 Training of Trainers Institute. The demand is high and seating is very limited and will fill quickly. We cannot guarantee that seating will be available through the registration cutoff date of October 12, 2015. Registration may be closed prior to the cutoff date if we’ve reached maximum capacity.

SPECIAL NOTE: The October 2015 ASQ:SE-2 Training Institute will focus solely on the new edition of ASQ:SE-2, and will not address ASQ-3.

LOCATION


Where will the training take place?

Office Evolution Training Room
8745 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631
847-380-1078

Where should I park when attending the training?

Office Evolution has complimentary parking available at their location as long as you enter into the garage marked Visitor Parking Entrance. Guests should enter via the unnamed road prior to the entrance for the Marriott O’Hare and the AMA Conference Center. Drive beyond the parking garage and parking ramp on the right, and continue to follow the signage for Visitor Parking in the two-level parking garage. From the Visitor Parking, take stairs down to enter the Office Evolution Training Room at 8745 Higgins Road.

What is the closest airport in Chicago?

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is the closest airport and conveniently located 15 minutes from the Office Evolution Training Room and Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel.

Midway Airport (MDW) also serves the Chicago area. Midway is 35 to 45 minutes from the Office Evolution Training Room and Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel.

Transportation options

From O’Hare:

The Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel runs a complimentary shuttle from the lobby to all terminals within the airport. Cab service from the airport to the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel will cost approximately $18.

From Midway:                       

Cab service from the airport to the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel will cost approximately $35. Omega Airport Shuttle provides service between airports – call 888-284-3826 for rates and reservations.

Parking is available at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel for a discounted fee of $23.00 per night.

Our host hotel, The Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel, offers complimentary shuttle service to/from O’Hare Airport for guests who reserve rooms from our discounted hotel room block. Additionally, for guests who stay at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel, complimentary shuttle service to the Office Evolution Training Room will be provided from the hotel lobby.

How do I get from the airport to the training location 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 training location, visit mapquest.com and use 8745 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631 as your destination.

Where should I stay since the training is not taking place in a hotel?

Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel
9700 Balmoral Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Hotel number: 847-671-4444
Reservations number: 866-716-8143

A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel for a discounted rate of $169.00 per night plus applicable taxes, currently 13%. Please call 866-716-8143 to make your overnight reservations or make reservations online.

How do I get from the airport to the Aloft Chicago O'Hare 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.

Please use this address for the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Hotel: 9700 Balmoral Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Do I need to pay to park at the hotel?

Self-parking is available for an additional fee and is subject to applicable tax. Please contact the hotel to verify the fees.

At time of publication, parking rates for self-parking are $23.00 per night plus applicable taxes with in-and-out privileges. 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 Chicagoland 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 Wednesday, October 28 by 12:00 noon. Luggage storage may be available at the hotel for a nominal fee.

LODGING

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 Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel for a discounted rate of $169 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 October 12, 2015, and specify the code ASQ:SE-2 Training of Trainers. You can reach the hotel by calling 866-716-8143 or book online.

Though there are many hotels in the Chicago/O’Hare Airport area, we have negotiated a deeply discounted room rate at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel. If possible, please take advantage of this tremendous discounted opportunity and stay in a great hotel connected to 8 amazing restaurants, entertainment options, and attractions!

The hotel offers complimentary wireless internet throughout the entire hotel and a discounted parking rate of $23 per night plus applicable taxes.

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 may 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.

INSTITUTE

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:

The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #79581, $50.00)

Participants must bring the ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide to the Institute. Participants from the same program may share Guides. Please purchase your Guides from Brookes Publishing and bring to the Institute. A pre-Institute discount code for 20% off will be sent by email when you receive your registration confirmation. Order by phone at 1-800-638-3775 or online at www.brookespublishing.com. For U.S. customers, orders must be received by 4:00 p.m. EST on September 30, 2015; otherwise RUSH shipping charges may apply. For outside the U.S., including Canada, orders must be received by 4:00 p.m. EST on September 1, 2015 (international RUSH shipping may be required).

Do I need to bring the ASQ:SE-2 Questionnaires or Starter Kits to the Institute?

No, you only need to bring the ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide to the Institute.

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 code to be used on all ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 products (except ASQ Online); the discount code will be provided in the confirmation letter within 7 business days. 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 Tuesday, October 27, 2015 and Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Schedule is subject to change.

For the best possible Institute experience and to successfully complete the training, please plan to stay until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28. 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:SE-2; is this Institute for me?

The 2015 ASQ:SE-2 Training of Trainers Institute is designed for intermediate-to-advanced ASQ:SE users who already oversee ASQ implementation and training within their organization; participants will leave the Institute prepared to instruct their colleagues on ASQ:SE-2. However, new ASQ users also may find the Institute beneficial to their understanding and implementation of ASQ:SE-2. All participants will receive valuable information to advance their skill level and knowledge of the tools. Please note we will only provide training on the new ASQ:SE-2 and will not cover training on ASQ-3.

I already use ASQ:SE, what can I expect from the new ASQ:SE-2 training?

The Institute is your opportunity to network with colleagues, have questions answered by our expert speakers, and learn about the new features of ASQ:SE-2. Additionally, you will learn how to conduct an introduction to ASQ:SE-2 seminar for your own organization. Please note we will only provide training on the new ASQ:SE-2 and will not cover training on ASQ-3.

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 both training days and the appropriate hours and complete the full seminar agenda. Please try your best to plan your flights and travel for after the conclusion of the Institute at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28. Please remember to account for your travel time to the airport when making your flight reservations. We recommend that your return flight be scheduled for 6:30 p.m. or later to allow for your complete attendance at the Institute.

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 Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Please remember to account for your travel time to the airport when making your flight reservations. We recommend that your return flight be scheduled for 6:30 p.m. or later to allow for your complete attendance at the Institute.

During the training I will need to call my office for a meeting. Is that okay?

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 Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

After the Institute, what can I do with my new ASQ:SE-2 knowledge?

You are being trained to return to your place of employment for the purpose of providing introduction training on ASQ:SE-2 to colleagues within your office/organization/agency. You are not authorized to train on ASQ-3 unless you have completed an ASQ-3 TOT at another time. 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-2. 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-2 authors at the Institute?

Yes! Our Institute trainers are expert speakers and contributing authors on either the ASQ-3, ASQ:SE-2, or both!

REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee for an individual is $750.00.

Groups of 4 or more (paying with one organization payment), $690 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
Fax: 443-279-0976

Due to the high demand for participation in the Institute, payment must be received at the time of registration form. We regret that we cannot accept or hold any registration forms unless payment accompanies the registration form.

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 2-day training where participants will learn how to lead an ASQ:SE-2 introduction seminar for their own program. Additionally, you will receive practice forms and handouts. Continental breakfast, lunch and light 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.

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 Aloft Chicago O’Hare Hotel is offering a discounted hotel room rate; be sure to mention you are with the ASQ:SE-2 Training of Trainers and the group code ASQ:SE-2 Training of Trainers when making your hotel reservations. Or make your hotel reservation online.

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 September 27, 2015, will receive a 75% refund. Cancellations received after September 28, 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 7 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 September 27, 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 September 27, 2015, will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be given after September 28, 2015.

MISCELLANEOUS

Would I be able to obtain training elsewhere if I am unable to attend this August’s Institute?

Yes, through the Brookes On Location program, you can arrange for a trainer to come to your location on the date of your choice. For pricing and more information, email seminars@brookespublishing.com or call 1-800-638-3775.

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-2 products (excluding ASQ online) when ordered by November 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 Chicago?

In Chicago,

Average high temperature: 63°F (17°C)
Average low temperature: 44°F (7°C)
Average precipitation: 2.5″

Despite what the averages say, weather during this month can vary widely—sometimes it’s unseasonably warm, and other days can get downright cold. Packing layers of clothing is definitely in order. 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 Chicago after a long day of training?

There are many local attractions in the area, some close-by recommendations are:

  • MB Financial Park at Rosemont is a 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex that opened in 2012 and is home to 12 venues offering upscale international cuisine, live music, comedy, state-of-the-art film, bowling and more. This new entertainment district is a one-stop suburban destination for big city dining, entertainment, nightlife, and family fun. The common area is used for various outdoor seasonal activities, including a climate controlled NHL sized ice rink that is erected in the Winter months for Skating in the Park. Check out the area by clicking on the map. The Aloft Hotel is connected by skywalk to MB Financial Park.
  • Fashion Outlets of Chicago is just a quick ride on the Blue Line into the Windy City.

Check out more “Things to Do in Chicago.”

What are my options for dinner in Chicago?

Chicago is one of the gastronomical centers of the universe! Take an evening to try some of the city’s famed delicacies. Check out OpenTable.com for great recommendations.

If you wish to stay nearby, here is a list of the “Top 30” recommendations by TripAdvisor for the Rosemont area.

Haven’t found the answer to your question?

Email seminars@brookespublishing.com and we will try our best to answer your question.