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Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training

January 7-8, 2016 (8:00am-3:30pm)

La Quinta, CA

Check & Connect's Comprehensive Implementation Training is a comprehensive 2-day training blending elements of both the Preparation and Implementation Training and the Mentor Training. This training provides participants with a thorough overview of Check & Connect and its background; how to prepare their site for implementing Check & Connect; and the information, competencies, and skills needed to be an effective Check & Connect mentor at their site.

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See more information on the Comprehensive Implementation Training Agenda.

Who Should Attend

The training is designed for education administrators, lead staff (decision-making stakeholders), their site coordinator(s), and assigned Check & Connect mentors.

Limited to 30 participants.

Location and Lodging

The training will be held at the Desert Sands Unified School District, District Education Center, North, 47-950 Dune Palms Rd, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging ­arrangements. Cost of travel, lodging, and additional meals are not covered by the registration fee. The nearest airport is Palm Springs International Airport, located less than 30 minutes from the traning location. LA/Onatrio International Airport may be considered as an alternate airport, and is located 1 hour 30 minutes from the training location. There are several lodging options in the immediate area of the training site. Please search online for lodging options that suit your needs.

It is essential for training participants to be present from start to finish on each day of the training. Please plan your travel accordingly. Dress is casual.

We'd like to thank the Desert Sands Unified School District for partnering with Check & Connect at the Institute on Community Integration to host this training in La Quinta, CA. All are welcome to register!


The fee for this 2-day training is $575 per participant.

The following are included with this fee:

Costs of travel, lodging, and additional meals are not covered by the training fee.


Register early as space is limited and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

We accept payments by credit card and purchase order. If paying by purchase order, see instructions below. Please register online using the link provided. Group registration is allowed.

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Deadline: December 20, 2015

If paying by purchase order (PO):

Cancellation and Refund Policy

To cancel or edit your registration, please contact us at or 1-866-434-0010. If your registration is cancelled within 5 business days after the registration deadline, you will receive a refund of your payment minus a $100 administrative fee. Note that if you are not able to attend, you may substitute another person without incurring the administrative fee by editing your registration here online or contacting us at or 1-866-434-0010. If you cancel your registration more than 5 business days after the registration deadline, your registration fee will not be refunded.

Minimum Attendance

We reserve the right to cancel this event if we do not meet our minimum of 20 registered participants by the registrataion deadline in which case a full refund will be provided. We will notify any registered participants via email or phone within 2 business days following the registration deadline if this event is cancelled.

On-Site Trainings

Sites may request on-site training to prepare local staff to implement each component of Check & Connect. These sites also receive limited pre- and post-training consultation to determine their specific needs (in preparation for the training) and to assist with implementation (follow-up). Cost is determined based on number of participants.

To request on-site training, please complete the Training Inquiry form or contact us at 1-866-434-0010 or by email at

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