2021 Course Schedule
Advanced Household Management Program includes:
  • February 1-26
  • May 3-28
  • October 17-November 12
This overall program prepares the student to be able to fully manage a private home, both from a Household or Estate Management perspective.
Each student will receive a Certification in Household Management.
This 4 week certification program is designed for those working in private service who wish to earn their full Starkey Certification in Household Management.

This course will teach you to write a Service Management Plan and allow you to get placed by Starkey.

Each individucal course week may also be taken individually.

The Starkey Service Management System Course and the Relationship of Service Course are offered both online (via correspondence) and in person at The Starkey Mansion in 2021. We only offer our Housekeeping and Entertaining courses in Denver at The Starkey Mansion at this time. Some scholarships are available for those in the military.
Starkey International is fully compliant with Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e).

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2021 Program Schedule Detail

The Advanced Household Management Program is offered to qualified candidates to be completed  at The Starkey Institute. 160 Hours over 4 weeks.

Service Management System
February 2 – 5 , May 3 -7 , October 17 – 22

Housekeeping for the Private Home
February 8  -12 , May 10 -14 , October 25 – 29

Entertainment for the Private Home
February 15 -19 ,May 10  -17 , November 1 – 5

The Relationship of Service: The Personal Statement
February 22- 25 ,May 24-28 , November 8 – 12

The full Advanced Household Management course detail is outlined below:

Week 1
Starkey Service Management Course

Starkey’s patented Service Management Systems Course is a 40-hour or five-day Certification course onsite at The Starkey Mansion. This program highlights Starkey’s systematic process for writing and customizing a Service Management Plan for a private home.

Week 2
Fine Housekeeping for the Private Home Course

Housekeeping is to Household Management as bookkeeping is to accounting. If you don’t know it, you can’t really supervise Housekeepers or train them. It’s an integral part of a Household Manager’s knowledge. Starkey International is offering a 40-hour (five-day) course for Household Managers to come out knowing what fine housekeeping means. This is a highly detailed curriculum in overall Housekeeping Management skills and knowledge.

Week 3
The Art of Entertaining Course

The Art of Entertaining Course is back! We will be covering Table Settings, Table Service Styles, Champagne Service and Formal Dinner planning all from the perspective of the Emily Post tradition. If one knows the traditional art, one can always alter or fine-tune to fit the requests of your Principal. Starkey will present its famous “Entertainment Event Planner” and practice the Order of Service. We will also cover care of fine China, Silver and Crystal, basic flower arrangements, proper use of candles and menu development. We will end the course with an actual formal dinner.

Week 4
Starkey’s Relationship of Service and Personal Statement Course

This program highlights Starkey’s process of successful placement. We teach you how to master the best ways to present yourself to a potential employer. Included in this course are the following: how to identify the skills and strengths you are actually bringing to a potential employer; how to present yourself as a truly good fit for the position; how to determine if the position is the right fit for you; what you might expect in terms of salary range; and what steps you might expect as you move through the interviewing process.

Advanced Household Management Program is downloaded here

Starkey Service Management System Course

Individual Starkey Service Management System Course

Starkey Service Management System Course

Starkey’s Service Management Patented System Offered as a 40 hr. Course Guided by a Starkey Instructor; Videos, Text Books.

This course is available as an online correspondence course or on-site at the Starkey Mansion in Denver Colorado.

$5,250.00

Description

Overview:

  • 40-hour course (on-site)
  • When taken on-line you may take up to (days) to complete
  • Offered at the Starkey mansion or online, with live instructor guidance and videos
  • 11 unique management tools

STARKEY SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • Starkey’s Service Management Patented System class offered as a 40-hour Correspondence Course, guided by a Starkey instructor, videos and textbooks
  • Customize a Service Management plan with templates for any size of estate or property and any number of family members
  • 11 unique Private Service Management tools and a household Service language
  • Essential knowledge for those working in Private Service as Estate or Household Managers, Personal Assistants or with Family Offices
  • A Starkey Certification Program

  

Relationship of Service : The Personal Statement Correspondence Course

The Relationship of Service And Your Personal Statement Correspondence Course

The Relationship of Service and Your Personal Statement Program will show you the process and path to identify your perfect position. We will guide you in developing your Personal Statement and identify your top three to four Service Standards, Service Style, and the Employer’s Service expectations that are right for you. This course is available as an online correspondence course or on-site at the Starkey Mansion in Denver Colorado.

$3,200.00

Overview:

  • 25-hour course (on-site)
  • When taken on-line you may take up to (days) to complete
  • Available at the Starkey mansion in Denver or online with instructor guidance and videos
  • We will show you the process and path to identifying your perfect position
  • We will guide you in developing your Personal Statement and identifying your top three to four service standards
  • Access to Mrs. Starkey’s personalized placement process
  • Guided by a Starkey Instructor, videos and textbooks
  • Identify the perfect position for you
  • Learn what a good fit means for you with a potential employer
  • Master your professional presentation and how to interview well
  • Know your unique Service Style
  • A Starkey Certification Program

Housekeeping For The Private Home Course


Housekeeping is to Household Management as bookkeeping is to Accounting. If you don’t know it, you can’t really supervise Housekeepers or train them. It’s an integral part of a Household Manager’s knowledge. Starkey International is offering a 40-hour (five-day) course for Household Managers to come out knowing what fine housekeeping means.

 

 

Starkey Fine Housekeeping Course

Room and board are provided as part of the tuition. Course will be provided at the Starkey Mansion in Denver. We have seven new upgraded bedrooms and bathrooms. The Mansion has a gym, pool room and a full kitchen.
$3,200.00 when taken with another Starkey short course offering,
this course is only offered on-site at the Starkey Mansion, Denver Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum offered in this course:

  • Starkey cleaning philosophy for the high-net-worth
  • The Relationship of Service, etiquette and protocols
  • Housekeeping baselines and variables
  • Family Housekeeping favorites and standards
  • Creation of a customized household Housekeeping plan
  • Learn about organic and standard products, chemicals, tools and safety
  • Closet organization and inventory management skills
  • Students will develop Zones and Task Sheets (bring your architectural drawings)
  • Identify Daily Graces, project tasks and weekly, monthly and seasonal cleaning schedules

Technical Skills: 

  • Correct cleaning methods and techniques
  • Dusting, care of wood, care of wood floors, carpets and fine rugs
  • Proper care and cleaning of art, books, antiques, and other collectibles
  • Care of silver, glass, crystal, china, chandeliers and windows
  • Bathroom and kitchen cleaning
  • Making beds, performing turndown, linen closet organization, care of bed linens and laundry practices

Entertainment for the Private Home Course

The Art of Entertaining Course is back! We will be covering Table Settings, Table Service Styles, Champagne Service and Formal Dinner planning all from the perspective of the Emily Post tradition. If one knows the traditional art, one can always alter or fine-tune to fit the requests of your Principal. Starkey will present its famous “Entertainment Event Planner” and practice Order of Service. We will also cover care of fine China, Silver and Crystal, basic flower arrangements, proper use of candles and menu development. We will end the course with a formal dinner.

$3200.00 when taken with another Starkey short course offering, this course is only offered on-site at the Starkey Mansion, Denver Colorado