EDI Closed for 2020
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Carl Holmes executive development Institute created a Coronavirus Task Force. The purpose of this task force was to weigh the best possible courses of action. The task force closely monitored the progression of the pandemic and decided the Carl Holmes executive development Institute will not convene this summer for the first time in nearly 30 years.
There were several factors that led to this decision:
1. Many municipalities are restricting its members. Both students and instructors are experiencing restrictions from their local agencies on travel. Therefore, participation would be limited.
2. Rescheduling is expected to be impractical due to furlough schedules, challenges with airlines, and the status of Dillard University which is currently conducting remote learning only.
3. With the Pandemic continuing to spread, New Orleans’ cases rising, #STAYHOME orders, and federal guidelines to avoid gatherings in groups of more than 10 people, the task force determined it would not be prudent to amass Fire personnel from around the country and then disperse them back to their locations. The concern for the health and safety of all parties involved is the top priority.
4. In the end, it is the right thing to do.
The Coronavirus Task Force has recommended cancelling the 2020 session of EDI and returning in 2021. There will be no option to register on EDI’s Website after April 12, 2020. Like many schools and institutions, we will post online material such as blogs and other educational material for the benefit of the students. Only students that are currently registered will be able to access this material. This is to prevent outside entities from accessing information reserved for EDI students only.
Refunds or Rollovers
Students will have the option to roll their current payments into the 2021 session or request a full refund if the refund form is submitted prior to June 10, 2020.
ALL REQUESTS FOR ROLLOVER/REFUND MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING.
This form will be located on the EDI Website. Requests for refunds made after June 10, 2020 will result in a $87.50 withdrawal fee. Rollovers will not incur any fees.
We sincerely hope and pray that the situation in the world will improve soon. We wish you all well during this challenging time. Stay healthy, wear your PPE, and take care of others.
The EDI Executive Board, Officers and Staff