Essentials Of Household & Estate Management

Baltimore Household Manager Training Class.


Located in Dallas Texas, this classroom based course will give you the skillset and resources to organize your service environment, write a household manual & become a better private service professional. 

I designed this training with the understanding of the ever-changing nature of our profession. Content was developed based on real life Estate Management experiences and input from a variety of industry professionals.  

The Essentials Course will take place over two days and span fourteen-hours: 

Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm 

Cost:  $599.00

Chicago Household Manager Training Class.

Covered in this workshop:

"Essentials" will begin by covering the intangibles that no one in the industry covers. You will learn how to compartmentalize the estate or residence in which you work.  We will tackle the integration of this information, including accounting, task sheets, punch lists, administrative duties, and creating the components of a Household Manual.

  • Starting Your New Job
  • Communication is Key
  • Find Your Place in the Home
  • Working with Your Principal
  • Managing Staff
  • Components of a Household Manual
  • HR Basics
  • Setting Up a Chart of Accounts
  • Establishing a Budget
  • Reporting
  • Principal and Household Profiles
  • "How-To" Documents
  • Vendor Management

Chicago Household Manager Training Class.

Included in the workshop:

  • Course Book
  • Copy of the PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
  • Sample Résumé For Your Reference
  • Sample Full Disclosure Document
  • Preferred Placement Agency List
  • Employment Agreement Template
  • Separation Agreement Template
  • Estate Manual Index
  • I-9 & W-4 (current year)
  • IRS Publication 926 – Household Employer Tax Guide (current year)
  • Budget Comparison Spreadsheet
  • Environmental Goals Template
  • Estate Compartmentalization Discovery Questions
  • Basic Housekeeper Job Description
  • Hypoallergenic Cleaner Recipe

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September 11th & 12th Essentials Class

What Students Are Saying

Kellie – Household Manager/Nanny

Peter has taken his years of private service expertise and made it available to others to learn and excel in this industry. He brings real solutions to everyday issues for today's professional private service staff. Attending his session will not only enhance your career but help take it to the next level. Honest, concise, entertaining and educational! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an industry leader. 

Barbara – Estate Manager

I highly recommend anyone in this Service Industry to take any course that Peter Van Ryder offers. I received a wealth of knowledge from an outstanding professional and the information Peter shared is priceless!

Dori – New To The Industry

Not only did I learn new skills and how to improve the level of service showing value to the Principals, I was given a different, fresh and new perspective on the business as a whole. Thank you Peter~!

Taylor – Household Manager/Nanny

"Worth the time and money, especially for those looking to improve and streamline their administrative systems"

Christiano – Household Manager

Best investment I've made in my Private Service career so far!


What is the refund policy?

50% refund up until 30 days before the event.  25% refunded from 30-10 days before the event.  No refund offered inside of 10 days.

Is lunch included?

Lunch is NOT included with this course.  This gives students time to stretch their legs and take a break outside of the training area.