Ecuador - Inquiry Team Training
October 4-6, 2017
Venue & Accommodation
Inquiry Team Training (ITT) provides three days of intensive modular training on how to respond to child safety reports. The Inquiry Team Training is reserved for CSPN Member organizations. Mission agencies and international schools are encouraged to send 2-4 people to the same ITT event. CSPN Members must be approved by their organization’s gatekeeper to attend. Please plan to attend every ITT session over all three days of the training.
*Orientation will be taking place from 6:30-8pm on Tuesday, October 3rd. Please keep this in mind when purchasing flights. On Tuesday, October 3rd, participants are welcome to eat dinner at 5pm at the Alliance Academy before the orientation. For those staying at the dorm or nearby hotel, the cost of the meal is included in your registration. If you live locally, you are welcome to stay for dinner but will need to pay on site in cash.
October 4-6, 2017
Wednesday - Friday
Inquiry Team Training (ITT) is geared for Missions Organizations and International Christian Schools who: have been approved as members of the Child Safety & Protection Network, have completed or are in the process of drafting their child safety policies, and wish to train a team in the area of organizational response to child abuse reports regarding staff or children within their organization.
Agencies are asked to send a minimum of 2 team members (unless others from the organization have already attended one of the trainings) who have been specifically tasked with conducting internal inquiries for their organization.
Prior to attendance at the Inquiry Team Training, the agency gatekeepers are asked to commit to the following:
- identify inquiry team members who fit the criteria (sample listed in the Elements of Child Safety).
- review together your agency response policies and procedures so that the inquiry team training will build well on them.
- bring your agency's child safety policies and procedures with you to the training (regardless of where in the process they may be, even if they are in draft form).
If your agency fits this criteria, we would like to invite you to the Child Safety Inquiry Team Training - October 4-6, 2017.
Venue and Accommodations
Alliance Academy International
Juan Jose Villalengua 789
Quito Canton 17-11-06186, Ecuador
Accommodations will be at the Alliance Academy dorms. The cost for a dorm room is $24 per person per night. Since these are dorm rooms you will be sharing with a maximum of 4 people to a room. We will do our best to place guests in private rooms or in pairs if at all possible. These are gender based rooms with share showers for the rooms. Linens and towels are provided.
If you need to have a single room, there are hotels located nearby. They are within 2-5 minutes walking distance of the Alliance Academy and are accustomed to serving Americans. For more information about housing at one of the local hotels, please contact the Administrative Assistant for more details.
Those staying in the dorm will have all meals on site. Meals will take place in the dining area and are cafeteria style, with a wide variety of healthy, delicious food options. Breakfast is served from 6:45-7:30. Lunch is from 12:00-1:00 and dinner is from 5:00-6:00. The cost of meals for those staying at the dorm is $12 per day. This will be added to your registration.
Those who choose to stay in a local hotel will have breakfast provided at the hotel. Your lunch and supper will be held at the school. When registering, please choose the commuting option. This will cover the cost of your lunch and supper during the conference.
Local participants are welcome to stay for lunch at Alliance Academy or go home. Local participants who choose to eat at Alliance Academy will need to pay for it directly on site (cash only). This cost is not covered in your registration.
*On Tuesday, October 3rd, participants are welcome to eat dinner at the Alliance Academy before the orientation at 6:30p. For those staying at the dorm or nearby hotel, the cost of the meal is included in your registration. If you live locally, you are welcome to stay for dinner but will need to pay on site in cash.
Transportation to Alliance Academy
The distance from the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) to Alliance Academy is about 26 miles. Travel time is 45-55 minutes. Rates are fixed by the city at $27. If taxi drivers believe clients are unaware of the rates, they frequently attempt to overcharge. Those taking a taxi should say "La alcaldía fijó la tarifa en $27". You can also refer to this webpage:
We suggest that the rate is clear before boarding the taxi. There is a kiosk at the departure curb that will help with this process if necessary.
Directions to Alliance Academy International
Alliance Academy International (Juan Jose Villalengua 789, Quito) can be downloaded from Google Maps. If instructing a taxi driver to Alliance Academy, it is best explained to drop you at Hospital Vozandes which is next door to Alliance Academy and more popularly known.
Check-in at Alliance Academy International
Upon arrival at Alliance Academy ask the guard for Santiago Coloma; explain that you are here for the Child Safety & Protection ITT training. If you arrive outside school hours, ask the guard to call Santiago.
Name badges must be worn at all times on the Alliance Academy campus. They will be provided upon arrival.
Ecuador uses the dollar (USD). However, because the cost of living is so low, large bills are not common and not accepted in general. Bring small bills (singles), nothing greater than $20 bills.
Tipping is nothing like it is in the US. Tips for food service usually are less than 10%. It is not uncommon for tips to be under $3.00. Tipping taxi drivers is unheard of – in fact, if the meter shows $2.36 it would be rounded up to $2.40.
It will be about 60 degrees F in October. Quito is 12 miles off the equator but located high in the mountains. The altitude is approximately 9,500 feet above sea level. Due to the elevation, shortness of breath can be expected. It is crucial to drink plenty of BOTTLED water.
|Early Registration – Until April 30th, 2017
||US$ 222 per person
|Standard Registration – May 1st to Sept 18th, 2017
||US$ 242 per person
||US$ 24 per person per night
|Dorm Meals during ITT
||US$ 12 per person per day
|Community from Hotel Meals
||US$ 28 total for lunch and dinner
Please note that the registration slot is only held when payment is received. Payment is expected within two weeks of registration or registration may be cancelled. The cancellation fee is $100. Registration can be transferred to another individual for a fee of $50.
Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration or by check made out to CSPN and mailed to:
Child Safety Protection Network
7255 W. Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas TX, 75236-5623, USA
Please note that you should receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you do not receive one, please contact CSPN's administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.