This conversation was recorded live with Ben Weiss of The Rewilding School about the pricing model he and his co-teacher, Wilson Alvarez, developed to insure that permaculture education and training could remain affordable while the instructors and organizers can still make a living doing what they love.
Listen to what Ben shares and then you can check out the following sample budgets to illustrate what this looks like when preparing for a class.
For anyone wanting to use this model, Ben and Wilson include this statement in their registration information. I left the numbers as examples only.
We have a set budget for this class, and if we do not meet the budget we cannot offer the class. When you register, you will be asked what the maximum amount you are willing to pay based on the table above. The class will be official when the appropriate number of registrants is willing to pay the tuition that correlates with that number (example: 12 registrants each willing to pay $584).
We’ll keep you updated on the registration status via the Facebook page for the class.
To register, each student must make a $350 deposit (the minimum tuition). Any remaining tuition (dependent upon number of registrants) is due on the day of the first class. This deposit will be refunded if we do not meet our budgetary requirements and have to cancel the course, or if the number of students registered does not bring the tuition level down to what a registrant is willing to pay, and they decide not to take the class.
Do you have more thoughts or questions about this model?
Email Ben: firstname.lastname@example.org
And I will always do my best to assist you.
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