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Certified Alignment Practitioner Program
Terms & Agreements

By acknowledging as having received this document, you irrevocably agree that if LeadershipSmarts (the "Company" or " we/us") approves and accepts you as a Certified Alignment Practitioner (the "Program") cohort member (the "Member" or "Client", "you"), then this Enrollment Agreement (the "Agreement") becomes a binding contract between you and the Company and applies to your participation in the program for the terms of your enrollment period. You are acknowledging that you have read, agree to, and accept all the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement.


You authorize the Company to charge your credit card or debit card, or cash your check, as indicated, as payment for your membership in the Program. Furthermore, you agree that you are responsible for full payment of fees for the entire duration of the Program, regardless of whether you attend or complete the Program, and regardless of whether you have selected payment in full or a payment plan. To further clarify, no refunds will be issued, and all payments must be made on a timely basis. If payments are not made on a timely basis (within 30 days of due date), The Company reserves the right to place Program benefits on hold and exercise its right to collect the defaulted payment.


Intellectual Property

I understand that my participation entitles me to have access to the training program website, curriculum, and community network, and to download the materials so that I can access them permanently via my own computer. I understand that I am free to use The Art of Alignment model, tools, concepts, exercises and practices with the clients or customers I support in my work. I understand that The Art of Alignment Certified Practitioner Program curriculum materials are subject to copyright law and cannot be replicated or repurposed. All curricular materials are copyrighted to LeadershipSmarts and subject to copyright law.


Use of Materials

  • Verbal One-on-One work. Please freely incorporate everything you learn from the training (ideas, verbal exercises, new skills, refinements to your coaching or consulting approach) into your work with one-on-one clients. As with any kind of learning you’ve done, you are free to credit LeadershipSmarts informally in one-on-one settings when you feel it is appropriate to do so. For example: In a coaching session, you might feel comfortable saying, "I'm going to bring into our work on this topic some tools from Patty Beach and The Art of Alignment model. These can be so helpful in...."


  • Verbal Group work. If you are leading group workshops, we encourage you to use what you've learned in the training. In group settings, credit Patty Beach and The Art of Alignment for the tools and concepts you incorporate. 


  • Written materials. The easy rule of thumb is, if you are using any kind of written materials excerpting or closely based on your Art of Alignment training, you’ll want to be mindful of copyright. With the exception of The Art of Alignment Resources for Sharing Folder provided in the course, the curricular materials of the Certified Alignment Practitioner Training are copyrighted to the program and cannot be replicated in any way. 


  • If you wish to use The Art of Alignment written materials with your clients and others you support, please use the appropriate material from The Art of Alignment: A Practical Guide to Inclusive Leadership (excerpted writings, memorable success formulas, etc.). When using materials from the book or quoting the book at length, have participants of your groups/workshops obtain copies of The Art of Alignment book, to be compliant with U.S. copyright law. 


How You Describe Yourself

If you would like to state that you are a “Certified Alignment Practitioner,” at the completion of your final of three Alignment Learning Labs you will: 1) confirm that you have participated satisfactorily in all three Alignment Learning Labs, and 2) submit your practice case study for review. Then you are free – and encouraged! – to share that you’ve completed this training program. However, Certified Alignment Practitioner graduates are not authorized to teach The Alignment Learning Labs branded/entitled curriculum.


You agree not to violate the publicity or privacy rights of any Program member. We respect your confidential and proprietary Information, ideas, plans and trade secrets (collectively, "Confidential Information") and insist that you respect the same rights of fellow Program members. You agree that the Company may, at its sole discretion, limit, suspend, or terminate your membership In the Program if you become disruptive or fail to follow the Program guidelines, or if you impair the participation of Program Instructors or members In the Program.


Independent Contractors

Each party is an independent contractor in its performance under this agreement. In no event shall either party be deemed employees of the other party by virtue of participation or performance under this agreement. The Program instructors are not qualified to provide legal, tax, accounting or financial advice, and the information provided to you by the Program instructors is not intended as such. You should refer all legal, tax, accounting, and financially related inquiries to appropriately qualified professionals.


Limitation of liability

Client agrees they use Company’s services at their own risk and that Program is only an educational service being provided. Client releases Company, its officers, employers, directors, and related entities from any and all damages that may result from any claims arising from any agreements, past or present between the parties. Client accepts any and all risks, foreseeable or unforeseeable. Client agrees that Company will not be held liable for any damages of any kind resulting in or arising from including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special, and negligent, consequential or exemplary damages happening from the use or misuse of Company's services or enrollment in the Program.


We have made every effort to accurately represent the Program and its potential. By enrolling in the Program, you accept, agree and understand that you are fully responsible for your progress and results from your participation and that we offer no representations, warranties or guarantees verbally or in writing regarding your earnings, business profit, marketing performance, client base growth or results of any kind. Claims of actual earnings can be verified and examples of actual results can be provided upon request. The testimonials and examples used are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual's success depends on many factors, including his or her background, dedication, desire, and motivation. You acknowledge that as with any business endeavor, there is an inherent risk of loss of capital and there is no guarantee that you will earn any money as a result of your participation in the Program. You also acknowledge that you have represented to the Company that payment of your Program enrollment fees will not place a significant financial burden on you or your family.



In the event that a dispute arises between the Parties, the Parties agree and accept that the only venue for resolving such a dispute shall be in the venue set forth here in below. The parties agree that they neither will engage in any conduct or communications with a third party, public or private designed to disparage the other.



This Agreement may not be assigned by either party without the express written consent of both parties.



Client shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Company, Company's officers, employers, and employees, contractors, directors, related entities, trustees, affiliates and successors from and against any and all liabilities and expense whatsoever - Including without limitation, claims, damages, judgments, awards, settlements, Investigations, costs, attorney’s fees, and disbursements - which any of them may incur or become obligated to pay arising out of or resulting from the offering for sale, the sale, and/or use of the product(s), excluding, however, any such expenses and liabilities which may result from a breach of this Agreement or sole negligence or willful misconduct by Company, or any of its shareholders, trustee s, affiliates or successors. Client shall defend Company in any legal actions, regulatory actions, or the like arising from or related to this Agreement.  Client recognizes and agrees that all of the Company's shareholder s, and successors shall not be held personally responsible or liable for any actions or representations of the Company.


Resolution of Disputes

If not resolved first by good -faith negotiation between the parties, every controversy or dispute relating to this Agreement will be submitted to the American Arbitration Association. In disputes involving unpaid balances on behalf of Client, Client is responsible for any and all arbitration and attorney fees.


Equitable Relief

In the event that a dispute arises between the Parties for which monetary relief is inadequate and where a Party may suffer irreparable harm in the absence of an appropriate remedy, the injured Party may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for equitable relief, including without limitation a temporary restraining order or Injunction.


Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes and contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter, supersedes all previous discussions, negotiations, proposals, agreements and understandings between them relating to such subject matter, and may not be modified, amended, or discharged, nor may any of its terms be waived, except by an instrument in writing signed by both parties in duplicate.


Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, United States of America.



This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, and all of which, together, will constitute one and the same instrument.

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