Is it true that you have to have 5 conversations a day about Landmark? What are the other requirements? Also, how oriented is the program around selling Landmark, and do they get assignments to enrol a certain number of people? My friend claims they know she's not interested in being an introduction leader, but this is for her and her leadership skills.
There is no exact answer to some of your question but I can probably give you a good understanding of ILP have completed it and been an introduction leader and paid staff member of Landmark.
The time committment in ILP is huge, I would break the commitments down to two ares... formal committments which are the agreements that every participant in a region make. These include:
1. Attending weekly classrooms - usually held on a Friday or Saturday night. Usually starting at 7pm and finishing around minight or 1am
2. Attending four weekends that are attended by all the different ILP classroom groups in a region.
3. Assist at all Special Evenings or evening sessions of courses or if there is no evening session assist around the centre by calling guests who did not register into the landmark forum or have an introduction at home.
4. Learn the introduction format and all other materials including the fequently asked questions answers. By learn I mean memorise completely.
5. Bring a minimum of 20 guests to events over the six month period
6. Register 15 People into the landmark forum over the six month period.
7. Register 2 people over the phone who had been guests at an event. This must be done within 20 calls or you must register another person ie if you don't get it done in 20 calls you must register 3 within 30, or 4 within 40 .. you get the drift.
8. We will do all homework assisgned by the classroom teacher.
Those are the formal agreements, then there are the informal agreements that can be agreed upon by either a class group, or a coaching group or a buddy grouping. And these are when you start getting into even more pressure.
Our class had to agree to an integrity form which we said we would obey the law including all those annoying laws that most people break every day. for example... no jay walking (we live in a city where its done all the time) we had to complete an integrity form each week. and from what I understand most classes have this one.
we all agreed to have 5 to 7 conversations a week about the landmark forum
we all agreed to either hold or arrange a friend to hold an at home introduction every fortnight
we all agreed to do an extra assisting session every fortnight
Then as a coaching team we had a weekly meeting which for my team was at 7am in the city (I lived in worked in a different city so left home at 5.30am)
We all agreed as a team that we would meet once a week to learn our written material together. We made sure that one of us was always assisting at someones home introduction so they were not alone
We met once a fortnight to practise delivering the introduction
Then we all had a buddy who we had to meet with once a week to work on any home work. My buddy and I also met three other times a week to help learn all the written material.
So that gives you some idea of the committment that is not always written down. many people drop out. Many do not become introduction leaders.. Once you are an introduction leader you then have other commitments even if you are still completing ILP.
To answer you question about how selling orientated the programme is .. I don't think I really need to answer that.. read above and you can work it out!
Many people think they can get leadership skils out of it but the leadership skills are all about leading introductions not about true leadership. Your friend would get more by attending something like toastmasters where she will learn to speak in front of others with out being broken and treated like dirt