Class Policies and Practices

Get the most out of our education by following our education policies. 

Education Policies and Practices

Class Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy:

  • Class will be cancelled or rescheduled at the discretion of the Executive Director.
  • Should registration for a class be below the minimum of six (6) students BAAA staff will consider cancelling/rescheduling.
  • Should an instructor be unable to teach a class due to an illness or other emergency, the instructor will provide as much notice as possible to BAAA.
  • BAAA Education Staff will attempt to always have an alternate instructor for the class in case of instructor illness or emergency.

Instructor Conduct Policy:

  • Instructor will keep up-to-date with current trends in relation to the subject(s) taught and will thoroughly prepare for class(es) in advance.
  • Instructors will adhere to the materials and methodology with regards to the class topic.
  • No personal business solicitation will be made to students unless a sponsorship is arranged with BAAA staff. Recruitment of students is not permitted during any class.
  • Instructors will conduct teaching assignments in a dignified and professional manner including refraining from the use of profanity or behaving in a harassing or insulting manner.
  • All NAA course material and course material developed by or for BAAA may NOT be taught outside of the BAAA sponsored classroom without prior authorization by BAAA and/or NAA.

Cancellation, Refund and Payment Policy:

  • Payment is due PRIOR to class start or by the registration/payment deadline stated on the EVENT PAGE.
  • Canellations/changes must be made before the registration deadline date.  Late cancellations are non-refundable but a replacement student can be sent for that seat!  Replacement student MUST have name of person replacing or an invoice will be processed.
  • No refunds granted on cancellations received AFTER the registration deadline stated on the event page! 
  • All cancellations must be received in writing and include the date and signature line of a representative from the management company.
  • NO-show's are responsible for FULL payment of the event fee!
  • Payment is the responsibility of the company, not the individual registered for the course or class

Student Pledge:

  • Be on time.
  • Turn off cell phones, ipods, laptops, and all other devices that may cause an interruption.
  • Refrain from business solicitation or recruitment of other students.
  • Participate with an open mind.
  • Ask questions.
  • Share feedback in a positive and constructive manner. Have fun!

Instructor Guide:

  • Arrive 20-30 minutes before scheduled start time to make sure the room and materials are ready.
  • Review Student Pledge with class.
  • Interact with students in an engaging manner.
  • Remember that students do not know the material as well as you do. Be thorough in your presentation of the material.
  • At the end of the course, request that the students complete an Evaluation Form and place it in the box as they leave the room.

Ten Steps to Running a Successful Activity or Class Exercise

  1. Explain why the activity is important.
  2. Explain the task and the intended results.
  3. Define how the task is to be accomplished.
  4. Ensure clarity (summarize the instructions).
  5. Monitor the task (keep input on track).
  6. Positively manage the feedback (group or individuals.)
  7. Summarize the learning and/or results.
  8. Create a positive environment.
  9. Encourage particpants through positive means.
  10. Provide at least one piece of new knowledge/fact that most would not know with regards to the topic.