Q: I really want to attend but my agency and I just cannot afford it. Is there anything I can do to attend?
A: We have limited scholarships available. Click on "SCHOLARSHIPS" in the left column for the Scholarship criteria and application form.
Q: Can one person register and another attend for them?
A: No, because each individual will have their own registration, and private password for signing on. This private sign-on is a part of our system to be able to accurately report to our funders and also to assure our Continuing Education programs meet the requirements of the accrediting bodies.
Q: What are the dates and times for the sessions?
A: On the left column of this page you will see the word "SCHEDULE", you may click on that for the schedule.
Q: We are a county that would like to join your webinars, and I am the computer technician here, so I need to know what computer hardware and software requirements there are for our staff to join in?
A: Our Webinars are using Pixion technology, which in the case of participants is entirely web-based. Go to www.pixion.com to learn all about it. Since it is web-based, you should have no problem. The Audio portion of the webinars is via a telephone conference call. While not a requirement, we recommend either speaker-phone or headset connections to make hands-free participation easy. Go to Pixion Set-up Page to schedule a demo so you and your group can confirm that your network accomodates Pixion's PictureTalk web environment. Or call Pixion at 925-467-5353 for technical support.
Q: How can I get my CEU's?
A: CEU's are available for those attending the live presentations. Each session will end with an Evaluation Questionnaire for you to fill out on-screen. During each seminar, questions will be asked for you to respond to. This will act in part as an evaluation prepared for each student to meet CEU requirements, as well as to document participation ansd attendance during the session.
Q: What if I cannot attend all of the sessions as they are scheduled?
A: You may attend all sessions either live or time-shifted. If you time shift, you may watch the archived seminar at any time later until August 2005. If you already participated in the live seminar, you may review it as many times as you like. To maximize CEU credit, attend as manyh "live" sessions as you can!
Q: I really would like some of the materials from the presenter. How does that work?
A: Each faculty member has provided their syllabus (an outline for their course) and a power point presentation. All of their additional materials (reading lists, bibliography) as well as their direct presentation materials can be downloaded by registered participants.
Q: How does it work for post-seminar contact with the faculty? Is there a restriction on how much time any one student can spend with each faculty?
A: Each faculty will present their live seminar and 2 scheduled live Chats on the Internet. In addition to these 3 hours, they will be available for an additional 7 hours for consultation through participation on the forum for their course, through an e-list that all attendees of that workshop will be signed up for.
Q: Do you think it is worth it to register even though I will be on vacation for nearly all of the live seminars?
A: Although you may be on vacation during the month that the live presentations are given, you can attend ALL 22 SEMINARS long after the live presentation have been given, up to one year later, August 2005. So, please consider attending even though you may not attend any "LIVE" sessions: you will still receive most of the benefits of the Conference.
Q: $150 seems like a very inexpensive price for all that you are offering ... are there any hidden costs? Is there an extra fee, for example, for CEU's?
A: All of your expenses including CEU's are included in the registration fee. You will be connecting to the conference workshops by Telephone Conference Call, so there may be some long distance charges as well.
Q: Where do I register?
A: Click on REGISTRATION on the left side of this page.
Q: Where do I go to attend?
A: You may be at any internet connected computer, anywhere in the world. Once you have registered for the training conference, and paid the tuition, we will be sending you updates. You will be instructed when to go to the Webinar website to obtain your user ID and password and you will be reminded of the dates and times of the webinars. In the meantime, use our conference website to keep up with new developments.
Q: Do I need any special equipment?
A: You only need your fastest possible (broadband) Internet connection and a telephone so you can HEAR the faculty's presentations. From your keyboard you can respond to the polls and submit Qs for the speaker to address during the presentation.