FAQ - Training and Development—Leadership Programs

Chalk Couture continues to offer inspirational and educational programs to support your Designership! In addition to our LEARN virtual training series, weekly email updates, and monthly ChalkTalkepisodes, the team at Chalk Central provides the following programs for emerging leaders and Couturiers.


  • Facebook group for Master Mentors
  • Biannual Master Mentor Connection webinars
  • Path to Master Intensive



What is the purpose of this unique Facebook group?
The purpose of this group is to recognize the achievement of reaching Master Mentor, and to offer a platform of specific support to those at the most prestigious title in Phase 1 of the Compensation Plan. Reaching Master Mentor requires effort, dedication, and diligence, and this group will help build a network of knowledge to address the opportunities and challenges specific to our Master Mentors.



What is the purpose of Master Mentor Connection webinars?
These webinars are focused on connecting Master Mentor–titled Designers with each other, and with leadership training, insight, and conversation with the executive team from Chalk Central. Together we will discuss important business updates and challenges, address new ideas, find solutions for leader-level concerns, and get to know each other better. 

How often will Master Mentor Connection webinars be held?
Webinars will be held biannually, each spring and fall.



What is the Path to Master Intensive?
To help Master Mentors build and strengthen their teams, Chalk Central offers an exclusive training program called “Path to Master Intensive”, which is specifically aimed at helping emerging leaders promote. Designers ranked as a Master Mentor or above may nominate up to two Team members who have achieved the rank of Mentor or Leading Mentor twice in the last six months to participate in the program. 

The program is similar to a business “boot camp.” It’s a five-part training series available for Mentors and Leading Mentors, by invitation only. Nominations will be reviewed by team members at Chalk Central and approved on the basis of several criteria, including personal metrics in sales and sponsoring, Team activity, the upline’s recommendation, etc.

When is the Path to Master Intensive offered?
Intensives are typically offered no more than twice per year, based on Designer demand, the Chalk Central event schedule, and trainer availability. When a Path to Master Intensive course date is scheduled it will take place live via webinar. To cover the five topics included, training will last a total of 10 weeks. (Dates and times are subject to change.)

If I am nominated and approved to participate, what will be expected of me?
As named, the Path to Master Intensive is an intense, all-in, 10-week training program. Participants are expected to participate in an active Facebook group and to be accountable for posting results from daily, weekly, and ongoing homework assignments. Each participant is assigned an accountability partner and is expected to act as an accountability partner for someone else. Webinars are provided live and are not recorded. Participants are expected to clear their schedules in order to participate in the training as provided.

What topics are covered?
The course includes topics related to management and leadership development, including training on personal branding and sales diversification, and utilizing technology, social media strategy, etc.

How long is the training?
Webinars are 90 minutes each and stretch out over 10 weeks. Dates and times are subject to change.

Can Master Mentors participate in the Path to Master Intensive training?
Yes, Master Mentors who have not participated previously will also be allowed to participate. Please request to attend the program by filling out the nomination form on your behalf.

How can I nominate one of my emerging leaders to participate in Path to Master Intensive?
The link to the nomination form will be accessible in the Designer Office under the “Resources” tab prior to the beginning of each new intensive. Complete all the information and submit the form for consideration. Please know that Designer Services is happy to help answer any questions you may have while filling out the form.

Are there any requirements for the Designers nominated?
Yes. Designers need to have achieved the title of Mentor at least two times in the six months prior to each session to be considered.

Is there a limit to how many Designers a leader can nominate?
Leaders at Master Mentor or above can nominate up to two Team members to participate in each session.

Is there a limit on the total number of participants in the program?
Yes, up to 100 Designers will be invited to participate per session.

If I’m nominated and selected to participate, how will I be notified?
We assume your amazing upline will let you know that they’ve nominated you and why. If you are selected, you will receive an email from Chalk Central with a formal invitation and webinar registration links, dates, and times.

How will I know if one of the Designers I nominated is invited?
Acceptance updates will be provided to all those who make nominations.

My sponsor isn’t active or has not achieved the Master Mentor title, but I am a Mentor and would like access to the Path to Master Intensive. Can I still participate?
Yes. Chalk Couture Team members and your other upline leaders can also make nominations. If you would like to be considered and don’t have an immediate upline who qualifies to make nominations, reach out to an upper-level leader or complete the nomination on your own behalf. Make sure to include a note about your extenuating circumstances.



  • Couturier Day
  • Quarterly Team Tune-Ups and Couturier coaching 
  • Monthly Couturier Connection webinars
  • E Suite Sessions for Master and Executive Couturiers



What is Couturier Day?
Couturier Day is an annual, daylong seminar and training meeting offered to qualifying Designers and is held the day before Leadership each year. Members of the Chalk Central Leadership team and staff attend the event, where top leaders are invited to participate in high-level discussions about Chalk Couture’s progress and plans for the future, and enjoy an off-site activity and special event.

Who’s invited to attend?
Designers who currently hold the recognition title of Couturier or above may attend. For example, for a January event, eligible attendees must have held the recognition title of Couturier or above for the previous October, November, or December.

What costs are covered for those who attend?
Qualifying Designers attend Couturier Day and Couturer Night activities for free. No lodging or other travel expenses are covered by Chalk Couture.

I qualified to attend Couturier Day but I can’t make it. Am I eligible to receive any gifts or other giveaways provided?
No. Gifts, giveaways, recognition, information, and any other privileges associated with Couturier Day are for attendees only.

I qualified to attend but can’t make it. Can I send a Team member in my place?
No. Invitations are non-transferrable.

I believe I qualified. Will I be notified that I’m eligible to attend the next Couturier Day?
Yes. Invitations will be sent via mail.



What are Team Tune-Ups?
Team Tune-Ups provide qualifying Designers the opportunity to talk with a member of Chalk Couture’s Training and Leadership Development team for a review of their Team’s progress and quarterly performance. Reviews include a comparison of each Couturier’s personal Team activity to Couturiers in their same title (may also be called the “cohort group”) and basic recommendations for sustained success. Team Tune-Ups provide the opportunity for one-on-one coaching with Chalk Central, where Couturiers can create specific goals, establish plans, and work through individual challenges with ongoing support and coaching sessions conducted by the Training and Leadership Development team.

How long are the Team Tune-Ups?
Initial quarterly assessments are 45 minutes. For those who participate in quarterly reviews, monthly accountability reviews and coaching sessions are 15 minutes.

Who’s invited to participate?
Designers who hold the Couturier title a minimum of three months within a rolling six months are invited to participate.

Are there any requirements for Couturiers to remain in the program after they initially qualify?
Participating Couturiers must hold the title three months of a rolling six months to continue in the program. Couturiers must also average at least 800PV monthly and sponsor at least three new Designers within the quarter to qualify for coaching. Designers who dip below the Mentor title will be unable to participate.

I believe I qualified. Will I be notified that I’m eligible to participate?
Yes. Welcome messages and specific invitations are sent via email prior to the beginning of each review period. Couturiers will have access to an online scheduling tool where they can select their meeting time electronically.



What is Couturier Connection?
Couturier Connection is a live monthly webinar with members of Chalk Central’s executive/leadership team. The webinar format encourages open conversation, providing Couturiers the opportunity to learn company updates, discuss challenges, share concerns and ideas, and brainstorm for the future.

When are the webinars?
Couturier Connection calls take place every third Wednesday of the month at 9 am MT. Calls include Couturiers as well as Executive and Master Couturiers. This schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the group.

How long is the discussion?
Calls last up to an hour as needed.

Who is invited to participate?
Designers who achieve the rank of Couturier or above will be invited to participate in the NEXT month’s Couturier Connection session. For example, Designers who achieved the Couturier title in January are invited to participate in the February webinar. Designers may continue to join these insightful forums as long as they hold the recognition title of Couturier or above.

I believe I qualified. Will I be notified that I’m eligible to participate?
Yes. Monthly invitations with instructions on how to access the webinar will be sent via email.



What are E Suite Sessions?
E Suite Sessions represent an evolution of our Couturier Team Tune-Up. This is a program designed to provide Executive and Master Couturiers the opportunity to talk with a member of Chalk Couture's leadership team on a quarterly basis. E Suite calls replace Team Tune-Ups for Master Couturiers and provide an intimate opportunity for top leaders to share their needs, discuss obstacles and opportunities, and build deeper relationships with the leadership team at Chalk Central.

When are E Suite Sessions?
E Suite calls are once per quarter and are scheduled in advance.

How long is the discussion?
Calls are scheduled for 15–30 minutes as needed.

Who is invited to participate?
Qualifying Master and Executive Couturiers will be contacted via email each quarter to schedule their chat with a member of the Chalk Central Executive Team.

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