As educators we know that the more we prepare for the unexpected, the better our days will be. However, we also know that the unexpected is inevitable. Someone will vomit in the middle of your most impressive lesson, your grade book will get rained on just before grades are due (I might be older than you), or you’ll have to pee when there is no back up available – it’s bound to happen, right? What’s the best way to handle these unexpected times? Scream and run out of the room.
I’m obviously kidding. Our preparation for the expected should set us up to handle the unexpected. We take a deep breath, smile, and know that better times will come. This is a good lesson to learn in the classroom as well as in life. There is a lot of uncertainty out there right now. Most of you have ordered gallons of hand sanitizer and would consider stock in Lysol if the market wasn’t in the tank. You’re trying to balance education with sanitation in the classroom, and wondering if you’ll ever be able to travel again.
With all of this uncertainty, we at Debbie Silver Presents have taken a deep breath, put on a smile, and determined a policy for our events that we think is fair.
A representative from Debbie Silver Presents will check in with each client 15 days prior to the event. At this time, both parties will determine whether to move forward with or cancel the event. If Dr. Silver is the one to cancel, no fees will be incurred to the client. If the client decides to reschedule within 1 year of the scheduled event then no cancellation fees will be incurred. If there is no plan to reschedule then a 20% cancellation fee will be required, in addition to any travel expenses related to the scheduled event. If no cancellation notice is received within 15 days of the event, Dr. Silver will proceed as scheduled unless she determines the event should be cancelled.