Consultation Sign-Ups

Instructions: To sign up for a consultation, please click the links below. You will be redirected to a sign-up form. Please enter your name and email address in the name slot and select the time slot you prefer. All time slots are for 30 minutes.

Note: You can sign up as an individual or as a team of up to 8 people. If you sign up as a team, only one person is required to reserve your time slot.

Confirmations and cancellations: If you have problems or want to confirm your appointment, email Jonathan Chapman at jchapman@buildinitiative.org. A final confirmation and location information will be sent out prior to the QRIS meeting. If you need to cancel your appointment, please email Jonathan as soon as possible to allow someone else to fill that slot.

 

601. Consultation with Branagh Information Group

Branagh Information Group offers a unique approach to support early childhood providers in their use of the Environment Rating Scales. We invite you to meet with us to discuss Next Generation CQI Reporting and Learning. This new approach embeds individualized professional development within classroom assessment reports, and empowers providers as agents of change. Other topics for consultation may include; maximizing assessor performance and inter-rater reliability; tracking technical assistance efforts; and integrating e-learning to promote CQI with the Environment Rating Scales.

Date: 6/29/17

Time: 8:30-10:00 (9 slots)

Location: Madrid

 

604. Consultation with Sharon Ritchie, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

 

Consultants will provide insight into a new classroom observation measure for infants and toddlers that quantifies how they spend their time in education and care settings and how to use the data to promote strength-based approaches and as a catalyst for inquiry and change in settings for young children.

Date: 6/27/17

Time: 3:30-5:00 (3 slots)

Location: Milan

 

603. Consultation with Robyn Lopez Melton and Dana Bleakney-Huebsch, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

 

Leaders from Oregon's QRIS will provide consultation on the challenges and successes of systems building through QRIS. Integrating Head Start, state pre-K and accredited programs into the QRIS system was an important priority of Oregon's QRIS field test. Oregon committed to reducing duplication of effort and to using the creation of QRIS to strengthen and align early learning systems. The work proved to be complex and worthwhile and provides valuable lessons for others looking to streamline and align such systems.

Date: 6/28/17

Time: 10:30-12:00 (3 slots)

Location: Milan


610. Consultation with Katie Emerson-Hoss, Early EdU Alliance (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

 

In this consultation, find out more about the EarlyEdU higher education courses and the EarlyEdU Coaching Companion video annotation tool that are available to EarlyEdU Alliance members. Team members will discuss how these tools and Alliance membership might be useful in improving problem areas in your state’s early childhood workforce related to access, relevance, and effectiveness of higher education.

Date: 6/28/17

Time: 10:30-12:00 (3 slots)

Location: Ming

 

605. Consultation with Anne Mitchell, Early Childhood Policy Research, and Simon Workman, Center for American Progress (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

 

Considering a Cost-of-Quality Study? Dozens of jurisdictions (states, cities, counties) have conducted cost-of-quality studies to understand the financial sustainability of programs at different levels of quality. Come talk to the developers of the Provider Cost-of-Quality Calculator who have worked with many organizations on these studies. Why do a study? What can you learn? How can the results be used? What about process, timing leadership, data collection, etc.? All questions considered!

Date: 6/28/17

Time: 3:15-4:45 (3 slots)

Location: Wedgwood Ballroom Table A

 

607. Meeting Facilitation Consultation with Maggie McGlynn and Lisa Sutter, McGlynn Leadership (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

 

Meeting Facilitation:  Meetings...can’t live with them, can’t live without them.  Need a breakthrough in the way you prepare for, lead or interact in a meeting?  Could you benefit from a reframe so you can tap back into positive energy for your next gathering?  Get ready for a little meeting magic!  

Date: 6/28/17

Time: 3:15-4:45 (3 slots)

Location: Wedgwood Ballroom Table B

 

608. Leadership Recharge Consultation with Maggie McGlynn and Lisa Sutter, McGlynn Leadership (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

Leadership Recharge:  Leadership is energizing..…and, leadership is exhausting.  Feeling the need for a renewed mindset  on a specific situation?  Wishing you could listen for possibilities and bring out the best in others?  Wondering how you could better manage your energy to make it through the challenging times ahead?  Be prepared for a boost!

Date: 6/28/17

Time: 3:15-4:45 (3 slots)

Location: Wedgwood Ballroom Table C

 

606. Consultation with Christopher Swanson and Zhiwen Tan, The Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

This consultation session is for systems leaders seeking guidance on how to implement a Shared Services approach at the agency level.  Specifically, you can receive guidance on how to examine your early learning efforts from data integration to staffing, and get examples of how other state leaders implement Shared Services, both within and beyond their agencies, to better strengthen inter- and intra-agency cooperation, and achieve results.

Date: 6/29/17

Time: 8:30-10:00 (3 slots)

Location: Wedgwood Ballroom Table A

 

609. Consultation with Terry Tolan, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

Harnessing the Power of Data to Mobilize Community Action - Persuading lawmakers and community leaders to change course from current early childhood strategies requires compelling data. State and local data, published at the county level, can be a powerful impetus for change. Kentucky's Early Childhood Profiles have been used extensively by local leaders, school districts, and others to guide planning and strategy development to improve kindergarten readiness. This consultation session will provide an opportunity to explore the power of data for local engagement and action.

Date: 6/29/17

Time: 8:30-10:00 (3 slots)

Location: Wedgwood Ballroom Table B

 

611. Consultation with Louise Stoney, Alliance for Early Childhood Finance (ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED)

Use this opportunity to talk with a long-time expert on early childhood financing. The topic is up to you but can be on a range of topics including early care and education (ECE) financing, business leadership, cost modeling, Shared Services, ECE policy - or any other topic you want to bring up in your conversation.

Date: 6/29/17

Time: 8:30-10:00 (3 slots)

Location: Wedgwood Ballroom Table C