Hosting a course versus Sponsoring a Course
*A facility that hosts
the class gets to send one free person for every five registered participants.*A facility that sponsors
the course agrees to pay a negotiated fee to the instructor as well as certain expenses related to the course. Course participants would then pay the sponsoring facilty the tuition set by the facility.There are three schedule options to choose from:(1) Pre-course reading with study guide, then 3 full weeks, Monday-Friday, flexible lab hours on the first two weekends(2) Pre-course reading with study guide followed by 1 week basic introduction and second segment of 2 weeks to complete full certification to be done within a year.
(3) Pre-course reading with study guide followed by 4 four day weekends spread out over time [This option is available ONLY for sponsoring facilities, not hosting facilities.]
REQUIREMENTS FOR HOSTING/SPONSORING THE COURSE:
To host or sponsor a course, the hosting facility does the following [These can be negotiated]:
1. Provides a room for the course (seminar size, ideally with a window) and arranges for free parking space for participants. The room for the course would preferably be exclusively for the use of the class so that evening labs can be held and course materials left on site overnight.
2. Provides massage tables (3-6, depending on number of participants)
3. Provides linens, pillows and hospital gowns.
4. Provides AV equipment such as VCR, screen, easel board, laptop and projector for PowerPoint presentation, etc.
5. Helps arrange morning and afternoon snacks.
6. Helps with local advertising; the course cannot be held without the minimum number of participants enrolled. [The out-of-town course usually has 8-10 participants; minimum required is 6, maximum allowed is 12. Courses in the Atlanta area can have a minimum of 4 participants.
7. Arranges for CEU credit.
8. Provides access to copier during the course (this does not include the copying of the course notes provided at the start of the course).
9. Provides directions and information on nearby housing and transportation options for out-of-town participants; if possible arranges for reduced rates for participants, and if possible rooms with microwave and refrigerator.
10. Provides a place where course materials may be sent and stored in advance of the course and helps arrange return shipping after the course.
11. Arranges for demonstration patients: a minimum of one person with arm lymphedema and one person with leg lymphedema, who have been cleared by their physicians of any contraindications for treatment: congestive heart failure, kidney dysfunction, active infection, DVT (blood clot), active untreated cancer. They will be evaluated by the class during the first visit and have MLD demonstrated on them during the second, with an opportunity for participants to work on them. Additional demonstration patients (facial, etc) are optional. Additional people, who have been through lymphedema treatment and are willing for participants to practice MLD during lab times, are also welcome.