About Us

Established in 2007, the Transformation Education Institute called itself The Upside Down Organization (UDO) for the first ten years of doing business. The learning organization built its reputation on providing high quality, dynamic learning experiences for child-serving professionals in the United States and abroad. Partnered with The Children’s Guild and functioning as its external training arm, the Transformation Education Institute is unique in that it doesn't just offer professional development – it serves children and families every day. Supported and staffed by The Children’s Guild employees and other child-serving professionals, the Institute is in classrooms, group homes, foster homes, counseling centers in schools and in hundreds of homes across Maryland. Our daily contact with children and youth across the academic and behavioral spectrum allows us to offer our clients a powerful blend of cutting-edge research and real-world application.

The Transformation Education Institute's steady growth can be attributed to our loyal and highly satisfied workshop participants. Our customers' “word-of-mouth” marketing has allowed the Institute to grow from a single part-time presenter offering 2 seminars in the Maryland region to 25+ certified presenters offering a dozen superb seminars in 44 states, Washington DC, Germany, Latvia, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland. Our growing reputation is built on our commitment to providing the highest quality professional development experiences, to delivering outstanding customer service, and to improving the lives of children, youth and families through "Helping Adults Help Kids."

WHERE'S the TRANSFORMATION EDUCATION INSTITUTE?

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(above) In the lobby of the TranZed Conference Center, a lighted map visually displays the many locations that the Transformation Education Institute has visited to enlighten, educate and perform its mission of "Helping Adults Help Kids." 
 
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Our customers' “word-of-mouth” marketing has allowed the Institute to grow from a single part-time presenter offering 2 seminars in the Maryland region to 25+ certified presenters worldoffering a dozen superb seminars in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Germany, Latvia, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland.

World Traveler, Frank Kros!
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(left) Frank recently traveled to Alaska to share the TranZed Institute's message. He has also crossed into international borders with workshop sessions in Latvia, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Switzerland and Germany!