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Training General Conditions - Short Courses
OVERVIEW
 
The paragraphs that follow provide information about our training programme general conditions.
 
Training falls within the scope of Distribution Channels, Logistics / Supply Chain Management and Maritime Economics. It is technical, highlighting the business's theoretical and practical aspects and offering Participants the necessary competencies (i.e., knowledge, skills and abilities) to improve their professional performance.
 
The training's main objectives are:
* To understand the behaviour of Distribution Channels and Logistics, and Maritime Economics;
* To improve the communications among the different players within the scope of Distribution Channels and Logistics, and Maritime Economics;
* To promote Participants' professional development by improving their global competencies, i.e., knowledge, skills and abilities;
* To emphasise the practical knowledge about a variety of relevant topics; and
* To explore new areas of interest.
 
Training specific objectives are associated with the objectives of each Course. For each Course, specific content was developed considering the international content delivered by worldwide recognised institutions to allow Participants to obtain synergies at the knowledge level and improve their careers. Courses will be updated following the feedback received to meet market needs.
 
COURSE DELIVERY
 
For now, Courses can be delivered either in an online synchronous or classroom environments. We expect online asynchronous training in the future.
 
For online synchronous training, the maximum number of Participants is 10.
 
For training in a classroom context, the minimum number of Participants depends upon the size of the room. Participants will be informed about it when the Course is announced.
 
For training in a classroom context, Participants will be informed in advance about the location where the Course takes place. For online synchronous training, Participants will be informed about the platform being used. In both cases, further information will be given when Course Registration is fully complete. Only then Participants receive the instructions to access the Course.
 
The Courses to be delivered in English or Portuguese depending upon the nationality of Participants.
 
PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS
 
Participation in the Course requires:
* The fulfilment of the Course Registration procedures;
* The payment of the Course Registration Fee;
* Participantes to have an attendance equal to or above 90% of the Course (this condition applies to both in-class and online class training);
* The realisation of the allocated tasks given that they are an integral part of the Course (this condition applies to both in-class and online class training);
* Having computer skills. For the online class training, Participants must have access to a computer with Internet connection, compatible operating systems, web browsers and an email account. An email account is necessary. Participants must also be familiar with the usage of a computer for sending/receiving emails or Internet searching.
 
All Participants who fulfil with the above conditions are eligible for a Course Participation Certificate. The Certificate to be issued at the end of the Course.
 
 
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
 

There are no requested precedencies to participate in the several Courses, unless such is stated in the Course Presentation Webpage. However, the Participants' profile needs to be aligned with the contents of the Course. Course registration includes both enrolment and payment activities.

Information regarding the Enrolment and Payment Deadlines will be indicated when the Course is announced.
 
The registration for each Course is to be performed through the Online Registration Form. Participants need to provide the requested information within the timeframe announced. The submission of the Online Registration Form implies that Participants accept the conditions foreseen for each Course.
Registration implies the Course payment. Payment must be done after the enrolment has been confirmed and within the timeframe announced.
 
Participants and/or Institutions responsible for the Registration must:
* Meet the Enrolment and Payment deadlines;
* Respect the filling criteria of the Online Registration Form fully; and
* Agree with the objectives and contents of the Course.
 
Registration will only be valid, after we have verified that payment has been performed and confirm Participants / Institutions in writing. If we do not provide any feedback within the 48 hours timeframe, please send us an email. Priority is given to registrations entrance order.

The Course will take place subject to the number of Participants announced.

 
ABOUT REGISTRATION FEES
 
Course Registration Fees vary per Course contents and duration. The Course Registration Fees charged imply that Participants:
* Attend the Course based on its publicised announcements;
* Have access to the corresponding Course documentation and supporting material; and
* Receive a Course Participation Certificate as long as they have fulfilled with the Participation Conditions mentioned above.
 
The Course Registration Fees charged neither include the expenses allocated to Participants' travelling and/or accommodation and/or meals not foreseen in the in-class training nor the expenses allocated for fulfilling with the online class training requirements. Moreover, the list of recommended reading is not included in the Course Registration Fees. The non-fulfilment of the payment within the expected deadline implies the Cancellation of the Registration.
 
Information about the Registration Fees for the different Courses is presented in the Short Course Webpage.
 
PAYMENT METHODS
 
Payment can be made by
1) BANK TRANSFER,
2) PayPAL, or
3) WESTERN UNION.
 
Please note that charges apply for each of the above Payment Methods and are not included in the Course Registration Fee. The final amount to be transferred by using any of these methods is the total amount calculated (Course Registration Fee + Applied Charges). Information concerning the charges applied to each payment method are found in the Online Registration Form.
 
For all payment methods, the Registration will only be valid after we verify the amount paid and confirm to Participants/Institutions in writing.
 
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
 
The Courses target all Players and people interested in Maritime Economics and related issues.
This target audience includes University Students, Importers / Exporters, Shippers, Shipping Companies, Vessel Operators, Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Supply Chain Managers, 3PLs, Port Authorities, Port Terminal Operators, International and/or Intermodal Transport Companies, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, and other parties having a specific interest in the subject matter.
 
CANCELLATIONS
 
Participants and/or Institutions have the right to cancel the Registration. Cancellation Deadline will be indicated when the Course is announced. To cancel the registration, send us an email indicating the Participant's name and the Course.
 
In addition, the following conditions apply:
* For written Cancellations made until the Cancellation Deadline, Participants will receive a full refund of any payment made. However, a handling fee of 100 € will be charged.
* For written Cancellations made after the Cancellation Deadline, a penalty of 50% of the Course Registration Fee applies to compensate for damages incurred from last minutes dropouts.
 
GUARANTEE OF COURSE REALISATION
 
The realisation of the Course in the foreseen dates is guaranteed, except in cases of force majeure.
In the case of Course Cancellation, we guarantee the return of the full amount charged. In the case of Course postponement, we guarantee to transfer the full amount charged to another Registration in case Participants / Institutions agree with such transfer.
 
DOCUMENTATION
 
Participants will receive the corresponding Course documentation and supporting material at the beginning or during the Course, depending upon the type of training.
A list of recommended reading will be provided at the beginning of each Course; this recommended reading is not included in the Course Registration Fee.
 
DURATION AND TIMETABLE
 
Course duration and timetable will be presented in the Course Webpage. They depend upon the Course Programme.
 
ABOUT COACHES
 
All Coaches are professionals and specialists in the subjects being delivered.
 
CONTACTS
 
For additional information about the Short Courses offered, contact us via email to training@worldofshipping.org.
 
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