...bring an OML Course to my community
Last Updated: 14/Oct/2020
Yes, you can bring an OML Course to your community. OML’s goal is to train as many therapists as possible so that people in frail health, especially those with a history or diagnosis of cancer, can get access to this fantastic therapy, no matter where they live.
NSW-based Course Facilitator Bronwyn Sutton with her OM1 Class in Alice Springs
We have a Facilitation Team whose members are willing to travel to your community and run a course if you can fulfill the following requirements:
- Local Organiser - OML is happy to negotiate the Course Fees for the Local Course Organiser - that saving can be shared with the other Course Students or
- Course Numbers - generally speaking, a minimum of 8 paying students - higher number of students are required to cover the travel and accommodation costs of the Course Facilitators
- Venue - at no cost or low cost - less than $200/day - must have access to a kitchenette and toilets - room for 1 massage table for every 2 students (OM1) or 1 massage table for every student (OM2)
- Audiovisual requirements - must have a whiteboard - most audiovisuals can be presented on a laptop - a DVD player and/or a digital projector would be ideal
- Refreshments - morning and afternoon teas must be able to be provided for all three days
- Travel & Accommodation - OML pays for the Course Facilitator's travel and accommodation but we would ask you to assist us in locating appropriate accommodation for them, and assist with pick-ups or drop-offs as required
- Course Fees - as these Courses may attract a range of extra costs (travel and accommodation) but may also deliver some savings (venues, refreshments), OML will keep the Course Fees at a level no higher than that which is paid by Course Students in the major metropolitan centres.
If you would like to bring a course to your area and you think you may be able to meet the requirements, please contact us to get started. Over the last few years, we have successfully delivered the following using this locally-driven model:
- An OM1 in Toowoomba (QLD)
- An OM1 in Tarlo (NSW)
- An OM1/OM2 in Sri Lanka
- Two OMBTs in Docklands (VIC).