Certificate in Community Storytelling

Payment, Registration, and Cancellation Policies

Payment and Registration

The regular price for the 7-month certification program is $1,495. However, fees for the 2019 training program are discounted to $995 for up to 50 participants.

Payment may be made in full at the time of registration, or payment may be split into two parts with a $250 non-refundable deposit at time of registration and $745 balance payable no later than February 15, 2019.

How do I register?

Complete the registration link on The Hearth website, www.thehearthcommunity.com, and use your credit or debit card in a secure transaction via PayPal. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration and payment.

What if I am unable to pay by credit card?

  1. You may complete the online registration form, and select PAY BY CHECK on the payment screen, and mail your payment by check; or
  2. Print out a registration form or request a form via email, and mail the completed form with your payment by check.

** Please note that your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received and processed. **

Where do I send my payment?

You may send registration forms and payment to:

The Hearth
400 Morton Street
Ashland, OR 97520

What does my registration fee pay for?

Your registration fee pays for two three-day sessions of storytelling training in Ashland (one in March 2019 and one in October 2019) and six monthly online gatherings for teaching/troubleshooting with Mark Yaconelli during the interim practice period of April through September to be delivered via telephone and/or videoconferencing. Light morning refreshments and lunch at each day of the training are included in your registration fee. Lodging is not included.


What if I need to cancel?

  1. Deposits are non-refundable. Registrations canceled more than 30 days before the initial training event are eligible to apply fees paid toward a future session of the certification program.
  2. Registrations canceled less than 30 calendar days before the event are no longer eligible to apply their deposit toward a future event and the deposit will be forfeited.
  3. If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute, by prior arrangement and at no additional charge, someone else to attend in their place.
  4. Notification of cancellation or substitution must be received by The Hearth in writing (email or written letter) no later than 30 (thirty) calendar days before the initial workshop begins.
  5. No changes or substitutions will be permitted once the program has begun.

The policy as stated on this page is valid from September 2018.

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