Good topic for journalism! Thank you for taking this on.
My 22 y.p. son was pressured by his boss, during a college internship evolving into a career position, to take LE. He attended a LE graduation for a friend and had heavy sales pressure on to attend. (like a growing young man, he did NOT ask his mama about this first..) He told me they pulled him aside for high pressure one-on-one sales.
He did not attend only because he lacked the money at the time
(whew! saved by the bell!).
He then resigned from the job because "Mom, I just thought it was weird that he would tell me that I was REQUIRED to do anything that did not involve a professional licensure. It just didn't sit right with me."
You may use that story for your article.
My understanding so far is that many people feel extra pressure to attend Landmark when their manager or supervisor requests (or even demands) that they go. As devotees of Landmark are known to promote the Forum at work (especially to those that report to them) I'm looking to learn from those who've expereinced this first hand.