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Virtual Institute FAQs

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

Please refer to the specific Institute page for important deadlines.

About the Institute

Q: How do I participate in the Virtual ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE-2 Training of Trainers Institute?

Joining the Training through Zoom 

Each Zoom meeting has a unique Zoom invitation link and password. You will be sent the Zoom link by email. When you receive the link, you will need to “register” for the training (please do so ahead of time). To register for the training:

  • You will need to complete the Zoom registration form.
  • After registering, you will receive an automated email with an access link. The link is unique to you. Do not forward or share it.

Plan to join the training about 10 minutes before the start time. This will allow you to address any technological issues before the meeting begins. When you join the training, you will be placed within the Zoom “Waiting Room.” The host will admit you to the training at the appropriate time.

Q: What is expected to participate virtually?

Community Expectations for Active Engagement

Virtual trainings can (and will) be interactive and engaging! Below are some general suggestions for how to actively and mindfully engage:

  • Be in the “ASQ Zone” by removing distractions from your environment. For example, close applications for email, websites, or other applications that may affect your ability to participate.
  • Create a comfortable workspace. Set up in a space where you can close the door and have space for your training materials and supplies.
  • Reduce background noise. Consider wearing noise-cancelling headphones to limit distractions during the training.

Q: How do I successfully complete the virtual ASQ Institute?

To successfully complete the Virtual Training Institute, participants must

  • attend video conference sessions using a desktop or laptop computer. Smartphones and tablets are not compatible with some of the activities planned for the training.
  • attend the sessions with their webcameras enabled. The trainers must be able to see all participants. Webcams will also support interactive participation in various training activities. Webcams may be built into your computer or add-on attachments.
  • attend sessions throughout the entire three days, participating in all aspects of the training.
  • have copies of ASQ®-3 User’s Guide and the ASQ®:SE-2 User’s Guide with them during the training sessions. If you need copies, you can purchase them at brookespublishing.com with 20% off savings code shared in your confirmation email.
  • have the ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE-2 Training of Trainers Handbook with them during the training sessions. This Handbook will be shipped to their preferred address by Brookes in advance.

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

The 2020 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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 a fee for your training. If necessary, you may charge a nominal fee to cover the cost to reproduce training materials only.

Q: What can I do with the handouts and USB drive that I receive after completing 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 to cover the cost to reproduce training materials only. Pleaser refer to the Terms of Use.

Q: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.

Q: Will I meet any of the ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 authors during the virtual Institute?

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

Institute Hours and Attendance Requirements

Q: What are the hours of the Institute training?

The Institute hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EASTERN TIME on the three identified days.

For the best possible Institute experience and to successfully complete the training, please plan to attend virtually every day from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through the conclusion of the third day. Certificates of completion and the flash drive of training materials will be mailed at the conclusion of the Institute to those who successfully complete the entire Institute.

Q: Do I need to attend the full Institute training?

Participants must stay for the entire time on each day in order to successfully complete the training, no exceptions. Certificates of completion and the flash drive of training materials will be mailed at the end to those who successfully complete the entire Institute.

Q: 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.

Required Materials

Q: What products are required for the training?

You will need to own your own copy of the following:
ASQ-3 User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #70045, $55.00); and
ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide (Brookes Publishing Stock #79581, $55.00)

Institute attendees receive a 20% pre-Institute discount on all ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 products (except ASQ Online). The discount code will be emailed along with your confirmation of registration, once your payment is processed. You may use 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. Please allow at least three (3) weeks shipping time to receive your products before the Institute. We will provide you with a binder of practice forms and handouts.

Q: Do I need to have the ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2 Paper Questionnaires or Starter Kits to the attend the virtual training?

No, you only need to have your ASQ-3 User’s Guide; and ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide.

Q: 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. Order three weeks before to receive your products before the Institute. 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, once your payment is processed. See www.agesandstages.com for information on the complete ASQ product line.

ASQ Online Hands On Learning Session

Q: What is the ASQ Online Hands-On Learning Session?

We are offering one ASQ Online Hands-On Learning Session geared specifically towards customers using or considering using the ASQ Online data management system. Our expert ASQ Implementation Specialist will provide interactive instruction on using the ASQ Online system. This training session will occur on Wednesday, October 28. If you are attending the ASQ Online Hands-On Learning Session, please plan to participate until 4:00 p.m. ET

You must provide your own laptop or tablet for this training and Wi-Fi/Internet service. We will provide the Zoom link, the ASQ Online demo account, and training materials through the Brookes Download Hub. You will be asked to print the training materials. Space is limited.