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Winter Courses 2017 - 2018


Welcome to our listing of current course offerings for 2017 - 2018.

(Click here for info on the ETM "Parent-Partner Program")


A full course includes all of the dates listed for a given site.  Typically this means three, 3-day sessions. or 9 dates total.  In some instances the Saturday times have been extended resulting in a 2-day session.
Weeknights* 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays* 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
*Exceptions to these times:  Courses in Champaign, Chicago, and Houston.  Times for courses in these cities are listed with course schedule.
Minimum Enrollment:
A minimum enrollment of 30 people is required per course site, 20 of which must be pre-registered by July 10, 2017 to assure the course will be held.
Credit cards:  VISA & Mastercard (No Discover Cards Please)
Check:  Payable to "Richards Institute"
On-line:  Use our convenient Online Registration!

University Credit:

Graduate credit is available (See below).  Further details are available on our FAQ page.


Contact us!  Tel: 707-637-3166 or E-mail Randy McChesney at:




Course Costs - Richards Institute Tuition:

Pre-Registration - strongly encouraged
by September 1, 2017
after September 1, 2017 (If space exists)

NOTE:  Courses consist of 9 class sessions which are included in your single payment. It is recommended that you attend all 9 sessions to receive the full understanding of the philosophy and process of how best to use the materials of ETM.

University Credit Costs (Optional) - California State University, Bakersfield:

Five quarter hours graduate credit (3.1 semester hours) from California State University, Bakersfield (Register and pay at the first course session).
**These are current fees and are subject to change by CSU-B.  For more information, please see our FAQ page.

Check:  $275.00**         

Credit Card:  $275.00**


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