August 2017 ASQ-3™ & ASQ:SE-2™ Training of Trainers Institute

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August 14–16 in Towson, MD

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Learn everything you need to know to instruct your colleagues in using the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3™), and the NEW Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2™) to screen infants and young children for developmental and social-emotional delays.

This thorough 3-day seminar shows you how to

    • implement ASQ-3 and 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-3 and 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. See a sample agenda.

Upon your successful completion of the Institute, a certificate of attendance and a USB flash drive of training materials will be sent by mail. Read our Terms of Use to learn more about how you can use the training binder and USB flash drive after completion of the Institute.

Who should attend
The 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-2. However, new ASQ users also may find the Institute beneficial to their understanding and implementation of ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2. All participants will receive valuable information to advance their skill level and knowledge of the tools

Meet Your Presenters


Jantina Clifford, Ph.D.Jantina Clifford, Ph.D., is a faculty member at the University of Oregon Early Intervention Program, where she teaches graduate courses in early intervention and early childhood special education. In addition to teaching at the university level, Dr. Clifford provides training internationally on the ASQ-3, ASQ:SE-2, and SEAM.

 

 

Elizabeth Twombly, M.S.Elizabeth Twombly, M.S., is Senior Researcher and Instructor in the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon. For more than 20 years, Ms. Twombly has been involved in ASQ research projects, including renorming for the ASQ:SE-2 and the ASQ-3. She has conducted trainings on ASQ and ASQ:SE nationally and internationally, and has provided technical assistance to states on the development of early identification and referral systems for young children.

August 2017 Institute FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION


What you need to know about registration


Please note that we have a specific number of seats available for the August 2017 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 24, 2017. Registration may be closed prior to the cutoff date due to reaching maximum capacity.

When will the Institute take place?

The Institute will be held on Monday, August 14; Tuesday, August 15; and Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

LOCATION

Where will the Institute take place?


Towson University Marriott Conference Center Hotel
10 Burke Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
410-324-8100

What is the closest airport to Towson, MD?

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is the closest airport to Towson, Maryland. BWI is approximately 30 miles from the Hotel.  http://bwiairport.com/en

What are my transportation options?


Shuttle: BWI SuperShuttle (www.supershuttle.com) Shared ride, 1-3 passengers, $33.00 per person plus tax one way, or $55.00 per person plus tax round trip. All trips must be booked in advance. Discount codes are often available online. Pricing may change.

Car Rental:Most major car rental companies have rental facilities either at the airport or offsite.

Taxi:  From the Airport, a taxi will cost approximately $40.00 each way. This fare is an average price estimate and may be higher if you travel during heavy traffic at peak times.

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 http://www.mapquest.com/

Do I need to pay to park at the Hotel?


Complimentary self-parking is available at the hotel.

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 Towson University Marriott Conference Center Hotel for a discounted rate of $154.00 per night for a one-bedroom suite with one or two people and $174.00 per night for a two-bedroom suite for two people. An additional fee of $10.00 per person will be added for the third and fourth person staying in a room. 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 28, 2017, and specify that you are with the Brookes Publishing ASQ Meeting.

By Phone
Call 410-324-8100 or 1-800-228-9290, and let them know you need to make a reservation in the Brookes Publishing ASQ Meeting room block.  Use the Group Code: Brookes Publishing ASQ Meeting

OR

Online Group Page
Click on the link below which will bring you to the ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE-2 Institute’s personalized reservation page.
Book your group rate for Brookes Publishing ASQ Institute

OR

Online Website
Book your group rate for Brookes Publishing ASQ Institute

Though there are many hotels in the Baltimore area there are fewer hotels in Towson so we encourage you to stay at the same hotel as the training.  We have negotiated a discounted room rate at the Towson University Marriott Hotel, when possible, please take advantage of this discounted rate.

Are hotel accommodations for single or double occupancy?


All rooms suites which include either one King bed or two Double beds and a living room area.  There are also two bedroom suites available that include two separate bedrooms and a living room. The discounted rate of $154.00 per night for a one-bedroom with one or two people and $174.00 per night for a two-bedroom for two people.  Note that neither rate includes applicable state or local taxes, surcharges, parking, or other incidental fees. An additional fee of $10.00 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.

What time can I check-in at the Hotel?


Check-in is 4:00 p.m.; if you arrive early and expect to check-in there will be a $25 early check-in fee.  If your hotel room is not available, you may check your luggage and enjoy the area until check-in time.

When do I need to check-out of the Hotel?


Check-out is 11:00 a.m.; unless you are staying for an additional night, you will need to check-out on August 16, 2017 by 11:00 a.m.  Luggage storage is available at the hotel.   If you need to check-out after you have checked-in but prior to your scheduled departure date, the hotel will charge a $75 early departure fee.

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 with you:

  • ASQ-3 User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #70045, $50.00); and
  • ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #79581, $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-2 products (except ASQ Online). A discount code will be emailed along with your confirmation of registration within four weeks of registration. At the Institute, we will provide you with a binder of practice forms and handouts. Participants from the same organization may share ASQ-3 User’s Guide and ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide.

Do I need to bring the ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2 Questionnaires or Starter Kits to the Institute?


No, you do not need to bring the full Starter Kit or the Questionnaires to the Institute. Please bring only your ASQ-3 User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #70045, $50.00); and ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #79581, $50.00).

If I don’t have the required User’s Guides, how can I purchase them?

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-2 products (except ASQ Online). A discount code will be emailed along with your confirmation of registration within four weeks of registration. 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 Monday, August 14; Tuesday, August 15; Wednesday, August 16, 2017; this schedule is tentative and 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, August 16. Certificates of completion and the flash drive of training materials will be distributed at the conclusion of the training. Please take into account the travel time to and from the airport when making your flight reservations and try your best to plan your travel for after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Brookes Publishing reserves the right to withhold training materials if participant does not satisfactorily complete the entire seminar

I am new to using ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2, is this Institute for me?


The 2017 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-2. However, new ASQ users also may find the Institute beneficial to their understanding and implementation of ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2. All participants will receive valuable information to advance their skill level and knowledge of the tools.

I already use ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2, 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-2 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 the appropriate hours each day through the conclusion of the third day. Please take into account travel time to and from the airport when making your flight reservations and try your best to plan your travel for after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Brookes Publishing reserves the right to withhold training materials if participant does not satisfactorily complete the entire seminar.

I need to leave early on the last day to catch my flight home. Is that okay?


It is strongly recommended that departing flights be made for late evening as full attendance is required for successful completion of the training. The seminar ends on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Please take into account the travel time to and from the airport when making your flight reservations and try your best to plan your travel for after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Brookes Publishing reserves the right to withhold training materials if participant does not satisfactorily complete the entire seminar.

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 concludes at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Brookes Publishing reserves the right to withhold training materials if participant does not satisfactorily complete the entire seminar.

After the Institute, what can I do with my new ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 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-2 to colleagues within your office/organization/agency. You are not authorized to train outside of your place of employment nor are you authorized to charge fees for your training. Read the Terms of Use for the training materials you’ll receive after completion of the Institute.

What can I do with the handouts and flash drive that I receive at the Institute?


You may duplicate the materials for distribution at trainings for colleagues within your office/organization/agency. If necessary, you may charge a nominal fee only to cover the cost to reproduce training materials.

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 experience 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 ASQ-3, ASQ:SE-2, or both!

REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT


What is the registration fee?

The registration fee for an individual is USD $995.

Early bird registration $945.00; registrations must be postmarked by June 27, 2017.

Groups of 4 or more and paying with one organization payment, $945.00 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.brookespublishing.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.
ATTN: Brookes On Location
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, Maryland 21285-0624 USA
Fax:  443-279-0976
Due to the high demand for attendance, we are unable to hold any registration forms without payment, no exceptions.

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 with your registration form; please submit both when completing the registration process. Due to the high demand for attendance, we are unable to hold any registration forms without payment, no exceptions.

What is included in my registration fee?

Your registration fee will include a 3-day training where participants will learn how to lead an ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2 introduction seminar for their own program. Additionally, you will receive a binder complete with 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 distributed to those participants who have completed the 3-day training in its entirety.

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.

CANCELLATION OR SUBSTITUTION


I registered but now I am unable to attend, what are my options?

  1. Send a substitute: If you wish to send a substitute in your place, there will be a $75 administrative fee.  Both the administrative fee of $75 and the registration form for the new individual must be completed and sent to our office by email no later than July 31, 2017. After July 31, 2017, we are unable to accept substitutions and the participant may either transfer to another seminar in 2017 or cancel their registration and forfeit their payment.
  2. Transfer to another Institute: We would be glad to accept your registration into another Institute based on availability. There will be a $125.00 administrative fee to transfer to another Institute.  Additionally, if the registration fee for the new Institute is higher (for instance, the early bird registration has passed) you will be responsible to pay the difference of the new registration, the current fee which may be a higher.  The administrative fee of $125 must be paid prior to being approved for the transfer.
  3. Cancel: If you must cancel your attendance completely, all cancellations must be received in writing by mail, fax, or email. Cancellations received prior to July 31, 2017, will receive a 75% refund. Cancellations received after July 31, 2017, are non-refundable.

What is your cancellation policy?


Brookes Publishing Co. reserves the right to cancel the Institute and will inform registrants no later than July 14, 2017. Should the training be cancelled, full refunds for the registration fee only will be issued. Brookes Publishing Co. will not be responsible for airline tickets or hotel reservations that were booked in conjunction with the Institute.

MISCELLANEOUS


Would I be able to obtain training elsewhere if I am unable to attend the June Institute?

Yes, we will be holding additional Training Institutes in 2017; visit www.brookespublishing.com/asq-institute for more information. Through the Brookes On Location program, you can also 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, while 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 September 31, 2017.

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 Towson in August?

The average high in August is 87°F and the average low is 71°F. It is typically humid.

What is there to do in Towson after a long day of training?

There are a lot of great restaurants and shopping in this college town, here is a list here is a list of some nearby attractions.

What meals are included in my registration?

The Institute registration fee includes Continental breakfast, AM Break, Buffet Lunch, and a PM Break daily.

What are my options for dinner in the areas of Towson and Baltimore?

You can’t come to Baltimore without trying a hot steaming platter of Maryland Crabs!  Gather with your new friends and head to a local crab house for a dinner that will please your taste buds!  If you are planning to stay in for a night, the Hotel offers room service and also has an on-site restaurant, The University Club at Towson, which offers a variety of menu selections.

In addition to the great dining options at the Towson University Marriott, take some time to check out some of the amazing dining and entertainment options. We guarantee you won’t go hungry while in Towson!  Some top picks can be found here, and many are within walking distance of the Hotel. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g60848-Towson_Maryland.html

If you are feeling adventurous and plan to head into Downtown or the Inner Harbor here is another listing of dining favorites, many of which are not chain restaurants and offer some local flavor to their menus. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g60811-Baltimore_Maryland.html

Haven’t found the answer to your question?


Email seminars@brookespubishing.com, we will try our best to answer your question.

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