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Registration Information

Our online registration system provides you with security, convenience, and the ability to register yourself and others for our courses. Setting up an account is easy: you will be able to make payments, update your profile, generate invoices, and verify enrollment once you have done so.

1. Online: Create an account or log in here to register or make payment online

Create an account to register for courses online, view your upcoming courses and manage your curriculum at Brookings Executive Education.

Are you registering others for courses? Create an account to register multiple participants—including yourself—as well as track registration history.

Our online registration system provides you with security, convenience, and the ability to register yourself and others for our courses. Setting up an account is easy, allowing you to make payments, update your profile, generate invoices, and verify enrollment once you have done so.

Click here to review 5 Easy Steps to Register Online

Your registration cannot be processed online until we receive payment in full or an approved government purchase order. You will receive written confirmation within 10 business days after we receive both your registration and complete payment information.

Note: This account is separate from the user profile you may have on www.brookings.edu.

2. Fax: 202.741.6584

3. Email: Registrar@Brookings.edu 

Please do not transmit credit card information via email. Include your contact information and we will contact you for payment details.

Registration Form

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Registration Policies

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Your registration is not final until we receive payment in full or an approved government purchase order. You will receive written confirmation within 10 business days after we receive both your registration and complete payment information. An incomplete submission of registration information does not grant you a seat in a program.

You must pay in full before you attend residential programs. An approved government purchase order does not guarantee registration; it serves as an invoice requesting payment. In addition, government-approved purchase orders must be received 30 days before the start of any residential program to allow sufficient time for invoicing and prepayment.

If Brookings Executive Education cancels a program for any reason, you are responsible for any travel costs you have incurred. In the event of a class cancellation, every effort will be made to notify you immediately and to find an appropriate program you can transfer into. You will not be charged transfer fees described in the cancellation policy section.

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Transfers

Written notice is required for all cancellations, transfers and substitutions. Send correspondence via email to registrar@brookings.edu.

For all non-residential programs held in Washington, D.C.:

Business days
before program 
Substitutions*  Transfer fee  Cancellation fee
30 days or more Yes*  None None
15 to 29 days Yes* 25% of original cost 50% of original cost
2-14 days Yes* 50% of original cost 100% of original cost
1 day  Not permitted N/A 100% of original cost

For residential and international programs:

Business days
before program
Substitutions*  Transfer or cancellation fee
 45 days or more Yes* None
 44 days or fewer Yes* 100% of original cost

Legis Fellowship program:

Business days
before program
Substitutions*  Cancellation fee
 14 days or less No 50% of original cost

* Provided the substitute meets the stipulated GS or SES level.

All requests for cancellations, substitutions or transfers must be made in writing. You may e-mail registrar@brookings.edu or send a fax to 202.741.6584.

Substitutions
Participant substitutions are allowed without penalty for non-cohort programs up until two (2) business days prior to the program start date and are strongly encouraged in circumstances in which an original participant is unable to attend his or her scheduled program. However, Brookings Executive Education reserves the right to accept or reject a substitute for programs requiring minimum management levels.

Transfers

A participant may elect to transfer out of a program and into another once, and only once. However, as shown above, if notification of a transfer is received after indicated deadlines, fees will be incurred and the participant will be billed accordingly. A transferee will have a period of 12 months from the date of his or her transfer request to attend a subsequent program, after which time tuition credits will be forfeited.

A transferee will be required to pay any tuition fee increases that occur in the time between the program he or she was originally scheduled to attend, and the program into which he or she transfers. In addition, a transferee must pay the full price for his or her substitute program, even if a discount was applied to the initial registration. Payment of any difference is expected at the time a transfer request is submitted for registration.

Cancellations

Cancellations submitted after deadlines will be subject to the fees specified above and participants will be billed in accordance with these policies. Additional charges may be assessed in cases where educational materials were mailed out prior to receiving a cancellation notice. Participants who do not notify us of a cancellation and who fail to arrive for the program in which they are registered will forfeit the full program fee.

Absences

If you miss any class day or portion of a program because of weather, illness or other circumstances, Brookings Executive Education is unable to reimburse you for any part of the program tuition or offer complimentary participation in any subsequent iteration. If you fail to attend some or all of your program, you will not be entitled to a certificate of completion. This policy also applies to cohort programs.

Women’s Leadership Network and Executive Fellowship

Participants in Women’s Leadership Network and Executive Fellowship programs are required to adhere to the standards set forth at the time of admission. No program substitutions or transfers will be granted for these cohort programs. If you miss any class day or portion of a program because of weather, illness or other circumstances, Brookings Executive Education is unable to reimburse you for any part of the program tuition or offer complimentary participation in any subsequent iteration, or open-enrollment course. If you fail to attend some or all of your program, you will not be entitled to a certificate of completion.

Payment

Submission of registration information does not guarantee space in a program. Registration is only guaranteed upon submission of payment information.

For residential programs, payment must be received before the start of the course. Payment in full is required for all residential and international programs. Approved government purchase orders do not guarantee registration for residential programs. To allow sufficient time for invoicing, Brookings Executive Education does not accept purchase orders for pre-paid courses fewer than 30 days before the start of the course.

Fees may be paid via:

  • Approved government purchase order (SF-182 or DD1556) View a completed SF-182 sample with instructions.
  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express)
  • Government purchase card (IMPAC)
  • check (payable to Washington University—Tax ID No: 43-0653611)
  • Money order
  • Wire transfer

Please note, program fees and course schedules are subject to change without notice. Please call (202.797.6276) or see individual course Web pages for the most current information regarding program fees and schedules.

Discounts

Group discounts are available on a select basis, and restrictions apply. Please call 800.925.5730 for further information.

Program Locations and Times

Unless otherwise indicated in the program descriptions, all programs will be held at the
Brookings Institution at 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Most programs begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first day, and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. on the last day. Exact times will be
included in the final agendas. Visit the specific program Web page for additional program details. Attendees will receive an agenda two weeks before the program.

Program Material

A written confirmation letter will be sent within ten business days of Brookings’s receipt of registration and payment information. The participant will receive program materials, including a program agenda with session times and meeting rooms/sites two weeks prior to the program start date. If a program requires any pre-readings, surveys, information requests for security clearances, etc., these materials will also be provided. In addition, Brookings Executive Education is happy to provide out-of-town participants with a recommended hotel list, which is available upon request.

Privacy Policy

Brookings Executive Education, Washington University and the Brookings Institution value your private information and will not share personal data with third parties, except where required. By providing your information, you agree to allow future communication from Brookings unless otherwise indicated in writing. You may opt out of these communications at any time.

Photography

Brookings Executive Education reserves the right to use photos taken during seminar activities for promotional purposes. Although photographs are only occasionally taken during our programs, participants who do not wish to be photographed can inform staff at the time of the program.

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