The Business Leadership School is a two-year course that involves both an annual conference component (BLS Intensive) as well as a corresondance curriculum and mentoring component. The first year of the course, BLS100, has open enrollment through May 15th. The second year of the course, BLS200, starts May 15th as well.
In the United States, an annual event is held each Spring. The event is open to all, but is a requirement for those continuing onto BLS200 (the second year of the BLS course). Those planning to enroll in BLS100 (the first year of the BLS course) are not required to attend an Intensive in advance. The goal of the Intensive is to inspire and envision attendees, and to lay a foundation that will help prepare them for the curriculum and mentoring component that will follow throughout the year.
Following the Intensive, students work through the curriculum that is spread throughout the year. Students participating in the course are required to work with a facilitator with whom they will meet on a regular basis. Facilitators are trained and screened by SCS and are assigned at the begin of the course.
The Mentor-based model is critical to the success of the course. Our desire to see students work with a facilitator is based in our conviction that genuine transformation in a person's life takes place in the context of spiritual relationships with other men and women. The role of the facilitator is to encourage and challenge the students as they work through the material. Facilitators are all graduates of the course themselves and have also completed a special training school specifically designed for BLS Facilitators.
We are committed to community and firmly believe that God builds relationally by joining the hearts of men and women. Most students will go through the course with a local small group of students and their facilitator. In addition, we have a growing alumni who continue to build with us and serve the vision of the course.