WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY MEMBERSHIP?
Your membership includes all costs associated with two meetings per year: the meeting room, AV support, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on meeting days, invited speakers, and receptions.
You’ll also have access to a “members only” section of the website specific to your group with all materials distributed at your meetings.
WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP FEE?
The Inner Circle membership fee is $3297 per year, renewed annually on your anniversary date.
CAN I REALLY GET LOCKED OUT OF A GROUP?
Yes, it’s true. If one of your competitors is already a member or joins before you, then you are locked out until your competitor vacates their seat. This is necessary to create an environment where we can comfortably discuss topics that we consider confidential or of strategic significance to our organizations.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T ATTEND A MEETING?
You are encouraged to make every effort to attend your Inner Circle meetings. Because of the “lock out” provision, too many absences may forfeit your seat.
HOW ARE MEETING LOCATIONS SELECTED?
Meeting locations are selected by members of each mastermind group. Members also make suggestions on preferred hotels to ensure they are comfortable with the room rates.
WHICH DAYS OF THE WEEK DO WE MEET?
Most groups prefer to meet on Thursday and Friday. From time to time, this may change to accommodate the hotel request of the group. All group members are kept abreast of any changes in the schedule.
WHAT EXPENSES ARE THE MEMBERS RESPONSIBILITY?
Members are responsible for their travel expenses (airfare, hotel room, transportation to and from the hotel) and any incidental expenses incurred during their stay.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE?
Each mastermind group is capped at 40 members to preserve a highly interactive environment with the diversity required for rich discussions and abundant expertise.
IF I JOIN MIDYEAR DO I HAVE TO PAY THE FULL AMOUNT OF $3,297?
No. If you join after the first meeting of the year, your membership fee will be prorated to half of the full membership fee.
ARE THERE ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THE LOCK OUT POLICY?
The lockout policy can only be waived if both competitors agree to do so. For instance, if your competitor has already joined, you can ask us to speak with your competitor to see if they are agreeable to waive the policy. However, many groups are hesitant to waive this provision of membership, so your best bet is to be the first to join.
If you still have a question, please feel free to give us a call at 616-552-2071 or you can email Lisa at Lisa@HCsInnerCircle.com. Office hours are 9am to 5pm ET.