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Given the quality of our management and leadership training, our fees are both competitive and extremely reasonable. As a small business ourselves, we understand your need to control costs. We therefore strive to make our services affordable for organizations of every size, both profit and non-profit.
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Your fee is based on the number of days or half-days of training, not the number of participants.
You therefore know your total investment up front, no matter how many people you ask us to train. This allows you to contract and budget for specific training dates without knowing the number who will take part.
Your fee is all-inclusive. It covers pre-event coordination, customization, post-event evaluations, handouts, workbooks and other participant materials, along with incidental expenses.
You incur no travel expense if your training is in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area or one of the immediately surrounding counties. Outside of North Texas, we ask clients to cover our cost of transportation and lodging. There is no charge for our travel time. In making airline and hotel reservations, we do our utmost to economize, so that we minimize expenses passed on to the client.
Price schedules for trainings in the U.S. apply equally for trainings anywhere in North and Central America. Elsewhere on the globe, where extensive travel time is required to fulfill the engagement, there may be an added surcharge of up to $600 per day of training.
We set no minimums or maximums for the number of participants. While most courses have about a dozen attendees, we regularly train in settings of five people or fewer. In other settings upwards of a hundred may be in the course.
Your fee is the same, whatever the number of attendees, with but one minor exception. The fee assumes that SLDI will provide up to 15 participant notebooks. Should your attendance exceed 15, you may incur a slight additional charge (basically our cost of production) for the extra notebooks required.
The majority of trainings in the U.S. conform with the following fee schedule:
In this pricing structure, multi-day trainings do not have to occur on contiguous days and may, in fact, be spread out over several months.
We provide discounted fees for
We also grant a 10% discount for training fees paid in full at least 30 days prior to the event. (Discounts may not be "stacked.")
The fee must be paid in full no later than the day of the training. Should SLDI be entitled to reimbursement for lodging or transportation, these are to be paid within 30 days of SLDI's invoice for them.
For trainings which require extensive customization or extraordinary time for preparation, SLDI may require a deposit to hold the date on its calendar. The deposit may be up to half of the training fee. The amount of the deposit, its due date, and a refund schedule for cancellation will be established at the time that the client finalizes a training date.
As a rule, we rely on the hosting organization to provide a place on site for the training or to cover the cost for a rented venue off-site.
In most parts of the world, SLDI can, at the client's request, provide a meeting facility through its leasing relationship with Regus Office Systems. This rental expense is then added to the SLDI fee. Moreover, this portion of the fee must be remitted to SLDI in full at least 30 days prior to the event.