What do you think about having to sign a contract to take a continuing education course? Or a provider that threatens to sue you if you consider teaching what you have learned. Yeah, I thought these ridiculous practices were passé. Until recently, a therapist called me up who had taken a bamboo class and was asked to sign one. I’ve taken courses with John Barnes, Benny Vaughn, Aaron Mattes and Judith Delany and never was I asked to sign a contract to attend their classes.
About 14 years ago I took a stone class and was asked to sign one before I arrived to class. I thought it was odd, but I just wanted to learn. That same year I flew to Denver from Florida for a class and I was handed a contract after I had traveled 2000 miles. I was told it was to protect me and if I did not sign it, then my money would be refunded. I didn’t have a lawyer on retainer, nor did I want to get one. It was a little late for me to turn back, so intimidated I signed it. Which is why some providers are apparently still getting away with it. I look back on that now and I realize I should have reported such practices to the Boards where they had provider ship. If the big guys don’t require such nonsense then why should anyone? Later, when I did have an attorney look at it, I was told, most of what was in these contracts