Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to the information on this page, please be sure to read the payment and cancellation policies outlined here.

Common Questions

Where can I get the EMP Class of 2020 application? The application for the EMP Class of 2020 is now available. Apply today.  

What’s included in the application? The online application includes the data form, how to secure your US$2000 deposit and instructions to upload your personal statement.

What is the cost of the EMP? US$4500/member and US$5000/non-member

EO MEMBERS: In order for your application to be considered complete, you must have current and accurate credit card information on file in your EOaccess profile. To check if you have credit card information in your profile, or to update existing credit card information, log in to EO’s secure site, EOaccess. If you submit your application but do not have credit card information on file or that information is not up to date, your application will be incomplete and you will not be considered for the program. Your deposit is non-refundable for accepted applicants.

NON-MEMBERS: Since EO’s secure site is not available to you as a non-member, upon receipt of your application a member of EO’s finance team will call you to gather your credit card information over the phone. Please ensure the telephone number in your application is the best number at which to reach you. If we cannot reach you and/or have not received credit card information from you over the phone within 48 hours of receipt of your application, your application will be incomplete and you will not be considered for the program. If you are not accepted into the program, your credit card will not be processed and the information will be securely destroyed.

If you are accepted into the program – regardless of whether you are able to attend or not – the US$2000 deposit is non-refundable. If you are not accepted into the program, the US$2000 deposit will not be processed .

I was accepted! Now what?

When is my Year 1 registration fee due? In order to secure your space in the EMP, the Year 1 registration fee is due within 10 business days of receiving your acceptance letter. Read more about the payment process here.

Are airport transfers provided? Airport transfers are not provided and are at your own cost. Taxis are recommended. Transportation during program days is provided and is offered only at the times noted on the agenda.

When should I plan to arrive at the Endicott House? If you are assigned to stay at the Endicott House, you should plan to arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. EST on the first day of your class. This will enable you to check into your room, receive your registration materials and attend the cocktail reception (5 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m.) before the first session starts that evening (7 p.m.).

If you are assigned to stay at the Sheraton Needham Hotel and you plan to attend the cocktail reception and dinner, you should try to arrive at the hotel by 4 p.m. There will be one shuttle run from the Sheraton to the Endicott House on opening day (check the agenda for details); if you miss the shuttle, the Sheraton Hotel can call a taxi for you at your own cost.

On the remaining days of the program, twice-daily shuttle service will be provided between the Sheraton and the Endicott House (once in the morning; once when class is dismissed in the evening). Again, if you miss the shuttle, the Endicott House can call a taxi for you at your own cost.

The schedule is tight and the program will start on time every day. If being on time might be a challenge for you, consider renting a car to travel between the Sheraton and the Endicott House. Parking is available on-site at both locations, however associated fees are at your own cost and spaces are limited.

What if I need to arrive earlier than Wednesday and/or stay later than Sunday? Your program fees cover your accommodations from Wednesday night through Sunday morning only. If your travel schedule cannot fit between these days, you may contact either the Endicott House or the Hilton Hotel to secure lodging. You can also follow this link to view other accommodation options in/around Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Endicott House
80 Haven Street
Dedham, MA 02026
T: +1.781.326.5151
F: +1.781.326.8702

Sheraton Needham Hotel
100 Cabot Street
Needham, MA 02494
T: +1.781.444.1110

Lodging outside of the program dates will carry an additional cost payable directly to either the Endicott House or the Sheraton, depending on where you are staying. The respective cancellation policies of these venues apply.

What if I have special dietary needs? The dining facility at the Endicott House can accommodate most requests. If you are accepted into the program, be sure to complete the dietary restrictions form. We will do our best to meet your needs.

Attendance Details

What if I am accepted to the Class of 2020 but cannot attend? If you are accepted into the EMP and cannot attend the Year 1 meeting, you are no longer eligible to continue with the program. You must re-apply and be accepted to the EMP once again in order to participate in a future class. The US$2000 deposit submitted with the application is non-refundable for all accepted applicants.

What happens if I cannot attend my Year 2 or Year 3 class? The EMP is a three-year commitment and we want to see all participants graduate from the program with the class into which they were originally accepted. More than half of the applicants to the EMP are not accepted.  Although the program registration fees are charged on an annual basis (vs. 100% up front) and there is no contractual agreement, you are expected to return to the program each year, more committed than the previous year.

If you completed your Year 1 meeting and absolutely cannot attend Year 2 (or if you completed Year 2 but cannot attend Year 3), we will make every effort to defer your participation until the next year. This option is on a space-available basis, and must be approved by EO and the class facilitator. Absolutely no guarantees will be made.

If you register/pay for Year 2 or Year 3 but later find you cannot attend, please see the Year 2/Year 3 cancellation/refund schedule here.

I have more questions. Who do I contact? Please contact the EO Learning Team at learning@eonetwork.org, or dial +1.703.519.6700 and ask for a member of the Learning Team.