Monday, April 23, 2012

Refresher Attendees: new program

As most of you should know, I am a Certified Scrum Trainer.

I have decided to allow prior attendees of my courses to attend the same course again, for a much reduced fee.

I expect the main usage of this is for people to attend again when some of their associates attend the first time.  But it is also true that research shows that attendees typically remember only about 20% of the content of a course.  I know that attendees only take in a small portion of what I really mean.  And, perhaps I am biased, but I think information about doing Scrum professionally is very valuable.

We have to have a few rules.

1. You have to have attended the same course / workshop with the same instructor.

So, if you attended a CSM course, then you can "refresh" at any CSM course (given by the same instructor).  If you took the Workshop as well, you can "refresh" the Workshop also.

The course does not need to be at the same location (same city). This is not restricted to the CSM course/workshop.

2. We must have space for the next refresher person in the class/workshop.

In this regard, there will be two criteria.  No more than 1 "refresher" for every 3 regular attendees. And, refreshers cannot be the main cause of bumping up to a more expensive room.

3. The current fee is $200 per day.  If you have a normal paying colleague also attending the same course, then your fee would be $150 as a refresher.

This fee may change. This mostly covers our food & beverage and hotel costs. And the processing/admin costs.

The rules are subject to change, as we see and learn how this works in practice.


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