TPI Home School Networking

At TPI Home School, you have ample opportunity to build relationships and network with classmates. We've put together some fun and easy ways to get to know one another virtually. Please join us as your schedule allows and we look forward to getting to know you better!

Monday, July 27


12:20 PM–1:00 PM - Lunch Break

Noontime Knowledge

Can't stop learning? Grab your lunch and join us for these lively chats scheduled 12:35 PM-12:55 PM.

Lunch with Nacha’s Leadership

Grab your lunch and join in an intimate conversation with Nacha’s President & CEO, Jane Larimer. Jane will answer your questions about the organization, the strength of the ACH Network, and how Nacha has responded and reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other topics include Nacha’s volunteer groups and opportunities, the future of the Network, and Nacha’s role in the payments industry. You won’t want to miss this outstanding opportunity to engage with Jane, so bring your grilled cheese and meet Nacha’s own Big Cheese!

The Lunch JAM: Q&A with Rules Experts

Grab your lunch and join faculty members Jen Kirk, Amy Morris, and Michele Barlow as they answer your most-pressing questions about the Nacha Operating Rules. Representing many years of experience in the ACH Network, these experts are on the front lines of education, development and enforcement of the Rules. Bring your favorite type of peanut butter to accompany the JAM session!


4:00 PM–4:50 PM

Happy Hour

School’s dismissed, but don’t log off yet! Join your classmates for a fun and interactive Happy Hour. Activity details coming soon.

Tuesday, July 28

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

The Breakfast Club

No, it’s not the super, amazing John Hughes movie from the 1980s – but it will be just as great, if not better! It’s not all day detention and you won’t need to raid Barry Manilow’s closet in order to attend. It’s going to be a busy day, so grab a cup of joe (or a soda from the vending machine) and ease into it. Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place but you can get your day started right while meeting your classmates and raising a ruckus, "Can you describe the ruckus, sir?" Enjoy some relaxing conversation with fellow early risers. Introduce yourself to new classmates and enjoy the fact that you don’t have to spend 8 hours and 54 minutes writing an essay!


12:20 PM–1:00 PM - Lunch Break

Noontime Knowledge

Can't stop learning? Grab your lunch and join us for these lively chats scheduled 12:35 PM-12:55 PM.

The Lunch JAR: Understanding the Rule-making Process

Feed your appetite for learning how the rule-making process works and get a taste of what’s happening with Nacha’s Rules & Operations Committee. Join faculty members and Rules Ops Committee participants Jen Wasmund, Amy Leslie, and Ruth Harpool as they share their experiences (but not their dessert) with the Committee and learn how their input helps to develop new rule ideas and shape the future of the ACH Network.

Who Wants to Be Accredited?

Are you hungry to become accredited? If so, grab your lunch and join your fellow aspiring AAPs and APRPs. Board of Regents members will lead an interactive discussion focused on exam preparation tips and field questions about subject matter covered in the courses you’ve attended. If you’re planning to take the AAP or APRP exam, you can’t afford to miss this Noontime Knowledge breakout. Becoming accredited is the icing on the cake for your payments career!


4:00 PM–4:50 PM

Happy Hour

School’s dismissed, but don’t log off yet! Join your classmates for a fun and interactive Happy Hour. Activity details coming soon.

Wednesday, July 29

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

The Breakfast Club

It’s the last day of school! You’ve made new contacts and have been telling your friends and family, “Everybody loves me so much at this school.” You’ve determined you aren’t the only payments geek out there as you’ve realized we’re all a little bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it. But the learning isn’t over yet. Get your protein-filled breakfast, "Excuse me, Rich. Will milk be made available to us?" Put on your required uniform, "You wear tights? No, I wear the required uniform." And enjoy the company of your classmates before we hit the books and say goodbye until next year.


12:20 PM–1:00 PM - Lunch Break

Noontime Knowledge

Need a break from payments education? Grab your lunch and join us for this relaxing chat scheduled 12:35 PM-12:55 PM.

No ”Shop Talk” Allowed!

Your TPI Home School experience is almost complete. You’ve stuffed yourself full of payments education, now it’s time to loosen your belt and join fellow students for a potluck conversation on everything NOT related to payments! Join Board of Regents and other faculty members to discuss your favorite foods, binge-worthy shows, or what you’ve been doing to pass the time without sports – or whatever other topic your palette desires.