Established in 2007 as The Upside Down Organization, now known as the Transformation Education Institute, an affiliate of The Children’s Guild Alliance, has built its reputation on providing high-quality, dynamic learning experiences for child-serving professionals in the U.S. and abroad. Through The Children’s Guild Alliance and functioning as its external training arm, the 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 Alliance 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 Transformation Education Institute 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 us to grow from a single part-time presenter offering two seminars in the Maryland region to 25+ certified presenters offering a dozen superb seminars in 44 states, Washington DC, Germany, Latvia, Canada, Indonesia and Singapore. Transformation Education Institute’s growing reputation has been 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.”