History[ edit ] Landmark was founded in January by several of the presenters of a training program known as "The Forum". The new company offered similar courses and re-employed many of the staff. It has since developed around 55 additional training courses and seminar programs which it delivers in 23 countries around the world.
According to Landmark, Werner Erhard creator of the est training which ran from to , when it was superseded by The Forum consults from time to time with its Research and Design team.
The organization also advertises six- and twelve-month training programs in topics such as leadership , teamwork and public speaking. Some of the courses require participants to start a community project, and those courses are structured to support them in its design and implementation.
The company states that it invests its surpluses into making its programs, initiatives and services more widely available. Breaks occur approximately every 2 to 3 hours, with a minute dinner break. The evening session generally runs from 7: There can be a big difference between what actually happened in a person's life and the meaning or interpretation they make up about it. During this final session, the participants share information about their results, and bring guests to learn about the Forum.
It proposes that people frequently confuse those facts with their own story about them, and, as a consequence, are less effective or experience suffering in their lives. Therefore, if people change what they say, they can alter the meaning they associate with events, and be more effective in dealing with them. From this realization, participants in Landmark's programs create new perspectives for what they now see as possible.
They are then trained in sharing these with family members, friends and workmates, so that the new possibilities live in the social realm, rather than just in their own minds. Day , an Australian national day of awareness about depression and suicide-prevention. People find themselves reconciled with parents, exes and friends.
They have conversations they have wanted to have with their families for years; they meet people or get promoted in work. Her review says that after doing The Landmark Forum, "Work worries, relationship dramas all seem more manageable", and that she "let go of almost three decades of hurt, anger and feelings of betrayal" towards her father. Otis Charles have publicly endorsed Landmark's programs. Hill wrote, "It is No cult, no radical religion: The episode, called "Voyage Au Pays des Nouveaux Gourous" "Journey to the land of the new gurus" was highly critical of its subject.
Landmark left France following the airing of the episode and a subsequent site visit by labor inspectors that noted the activities of volunteers,  and sued Jean-Pierre Brard in following his appearance in the documentary.