Policies


Responding to the Pandemic

We have developed new timing for FOPP 31 with the belief that Covid will be history when we get together in person for the course-concluding seminar. We will, of course, follow whatever safety measures the appropriate authorities recommend.

Payment Methods and Deadlines/FOPP 31 Part 2

FOPP participants can get a jumpstart on their reading and research by beginning early, before the formal start date in October 2022 (actual date TBD). In all cases, however, tuition for Part 1 (distance learning) must be paid before a participant may begin the course (early or otherwise), receive course materials, and have submissions critiqued.

We must receive full payment for the April 2023, FOPP 31-concluding seminar by [TBD]. Use any major credit card to pay via Paypal (Paypal account NOT required), or you may pay in full via a check (and save $100) payable to Bachner Communications, Inc. that you send to:

Fundamentals of Professional Practice
c/o Bachner Communications, Inc.
180 Reachcliff Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

FOPP 31 Registration and Cancellation / Refund Policy

Participants who drop Part 1 (distance learning) before (TBD) may be entitled to a partial refund, but they must repeat Part 1 (distance learning) in order to participate in Part 2 (course-concluding seminar). The amount of the refund will depend on when we receive a “drop notice.”

Received after Mon., (date TBD): 75% Refund
Received after Mon., (date TBD): 65% Refund
Received after Mon., (date TBD): 55% Refund
Received after Mon., (date TBD): 45% Refund
Received after Mon., (date TBD): 30% Refund
Received after Mon., (date TBD): 0% Refund

PART 2: You will receive materials for the April 2023 course-concluding seminar in January 2023. The cost includes all sponsored meals and materials. Participants who cancel Part 2 (distance learning) before (TBD) may be entutled to a partial refund, as indicated below. Note: Participants who cancel their Part 2 participation will be unable to attend a future seminar because no future seminar will be offered. You are responsible for other expenses (lodging, travel, additional meals, etc.). If you cancel your seminar participation before attending the seminar, we will refund your payment less whatever penalties, if any, FOPP has to pay; e.g., for late room cancellation.

Received after Mon., (date TBD): 75% Refund
Received after Mon., (date TBD): 50% Refund
Received after Mon., (date TBD): 25% Refund
Received after Mon., (date TBD): 0% Refund

Payment Methods / Deadlines FOPP 31

We will post information as soon as we make the necessary decisions. In the interim, get your questions answered by contacting John Bachner at John@foppprogram or 202-441-7879, or Nancy McKeithen at nancy@foppprogram.com or 301-588-8668.

Privacy Policy

Bachner Communications, Inc. does not disclose, sell, or distribute participants' information—including their submissions—to any other parties for any reason.

Publicity and Audio/Video Release

By participating in the Fundamentals of Professional Practice (FOPP) program, including the Part 2, course-concluding seminar, you authorize Bachner Communications, Inc., and its agents, representatives, and assigns to film, record, or photograph you during your participation, and you grant Bachner Communications, Inc. an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use your name, voice, image, testimonials, or other information that you provide to Bachner Communications, Inc., in any media or formats whether now known or later developed. You understand that you will not receive any monetary compensation for such recording, photography, or use by Bachner Communications, Inc. You hereby waive and release Bachner Communications, Inc. from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the exercise of the rights granted herein.