Charge for a training seminar???
Hey DN trainers and educators,
I have been asked by an organization to put on a training seminar on HEV's. The seminar would be 4-6 hours long on a Saturday, and would have about 30-40 people in attendance that the organization will charge attendees an admission fee. They are a non-profit organization, but will be charging admission to cover their expenses and raise money for the organization.
I am struggling with what I should charge to do a training like this. For those of you that do this type of thing, you know the prep time it takes ahead of time as well as the presentation. I will probably have at least 10 hours into the whole event when all is said and done.
What are you guys charging? Are you charging by time, topic, number of attendees? I am not trying to be greedy and get rich, but my knowledge and time is worth something too. I already put on a 2 hour long training for this group last month at a conference, and did not charge them. Now they want more, and I told them it wouldn't be free, Looking to make sure I am keeping up with the times and not undercutting my competition:)
I guarantee you if you do it right you will have way more than 10 hours of your time preparing and developing for a 4-6 hour class. So….are you charging the organizers a flat fee? Will you have travel expenses? Will you have printing expenses? Will you be serving food at your expense? Let me know please.
I have no idea what you should charge. But Mike is right--10 hours prep time is laughably low. A couple of questions: How does your primary employer feel about you having a business on the side? You may not feel you're really in business for yourself here. They may feel you are. And the same sort of business. Some employers want employees to dedicate their working time to their primary job. If…
I totally agree with you on the “non profit” thing. I have read many articles on the pay many of the CEOs take home for these so called “non profits”.
In the professional side of training I've paid my instructors $500.00 to $… hrs of a canned presentation. Books are additional. Research and writing of courses generally pays $…,000.00. per course. Depends on amount of content. But make shure there's no breach of contract with the college Illinois colleges are union governed and I'll never paid a employee of a college because…
This is something that I teach regularly at the school, so I have all of the content already, I just need to tidy it up and add more to the presentation I already gave them. They are wanting this to be a extension on what I already gave them at their conference, so it is just adding to what I already have with content I already have. Some of that presentation time will be doing an on-car…
My suggestion is to find out how much lawyers and doctors charge for their seminars as a point of reference.
Do those of you who do stuff like this have contracts, or is it a handshake deal? I never really thought about liability either, since when I teach at school, I am covered by the school and their insurance…this is starting to sound more complicated and risky than it is worth.
It takes 10 hours prep time to do one hour of training, according to sources I have. I agree that is the time when you first do a class.
I remember talking to Dan Marinucci years ago after attending one of his classes. He stated then that he charged a flat fee to teach the course. I think travel, hotel, and materials may have been handled separately but it was a long time ago and I don't remember. His thinking if I remember correctly was that he knew what he was worth and wanted to get paid fairly. Didn't matter if he was…