Continuing Education Classes:
The following information clarifies the process for bringing a class to your area.
3 Basic Guidelines:
1. Find a space to have the class.
2. Suggest lodging for myself and visiting students.
Ideally, lodging is near class location with easy access to transportation to and from airport.
2. Promote the class.
The classroom environment....
Classroom should accommodate 1 massage table (therapists can bring) per 2 students with working space around each.
For a joint/clay class, room should additionally accommodate one banquet type table per 4 students with working space around each.
(you provide/find the banquet type tables:-)
800 sq ft is a workable space (bigger is better), with adequate ventilation and as much natural light as possible.
The room should have one blank wall or large screen on which to project graphic images.
One banquet type table with nearby power supply to set up a laptop and projector approximately 10-15 feet from screen.
We will require the space from 8:00 to 6:00 each day for set up and closure.
These are advanced techniques and as such, I require that each student must have received prior basic massage/bodywork training.
A state license is acceptable.
Facilities where courses are held are to be handicap accessible. When a student calls and identifies himself or herself as disabled, instructor/sponsor will discuss their needs and how to best accommodate them in the classroom.
Student must give instructor/sponsor notification of special needs prior to the beginning of the class allowing adequate time for reasonable allowances to be made. Allowances for special needs will be met as long as they do not impose an "undue burden" on the instructor as listed in the ADA.
I do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Facilities where courses are held require adequate parking, clean restrooms, and nearby restaurants.
About the $$$
I have travel expenses that need to be addressed and paid for at the time of purchase. What has worked in the past is we offer and promote the class approximately 2 months ahead.
There will be an early registration discount.
As an example, a two day class is often offered at $400 with an early registration fee of $350. This can inspire folks to sign up early so that approximately a month out we can evaluate potential attendance.
Does bringing a class to your area sound not to difficult?
To continue discussing coordination of classes in your area, please reply with your questions and we can continue the dialogue.
Please note these are guidelines and thus flexible.
Schools interested in incorporating classes as part of their Continuing Education curriculum are encouraged to get in touch for the associate program.
Other useful information:
Assisting promotion of the class. As an example, I have articles and press releases we can offer to a local publications that serves to stir up interest.
A tasteful flyer helps, though "word of mouth " works the best.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions.
Thank you for your time and interest.