H.11. Leaders' and Organizers' Fees, and Expenses

Leader’s Fee

The basic pay for a workshop leader is not to exceed these amounts:

  1. IRP and Alternate International Reference Person (AIRP), $800 USD/day;
  2. RRP, International Liberation Reference Person (ILRP), or International Commonality Reference Person (ICRP), $400 USD/day;
  3. ARP, $300 USD/day;
  4. RC teacher, $200 USD/day;
  5. each family workshop leader (maximum of two), $400 USD/day, regardless of position held within the RC Community;
  6. former RRP, ILRP, or ICRP, $300 USD/day, with the approval of the IRP;
  7. former ARP, $200 USD/day, with the approval of the RRP.

A Friday evening to Sunday afternoon workshop counts as two days. Leaders may be paid up to one half of the above fees for a gather-in of less than one day (four [4] hours or less). A leader’s travel expenses are considered workshop expenses.

Except for family workshops, if a workshop has two (2) leaders, the leaders share one fee unless the IRP grants permission for two (2) leaders’ fees.

Considering Local Economies in Setting a Leader’s Fee

Lower leaders’ fees may be negotiated in consideration of local economies. As much as possible, fees should reflect the economic situation in the Community where the workshop is held. Leaders are encouraged to consider the disparities in the world economy and reduce their fees in Communities with less material resource. Also, leaders who live and lead in countries with a lower cost of living should consider a fee that reflects their local economy.

Organizer’s Fee

The organizer’s fee is not to exceed 25% of one leader’s total workshop fee. As additional compensation, the organizer also attends the workshop without paying. The organizer’s travel expenses are not covered as a workshop expense.[79]

REASON

Leaders’ and organizers’ fees are set to reasonably pay leaders and organizers for their work. They are not a salary. They are paid because of the time, labor, and skill needed to lead a workshop and the responsibility a leader takes for the Community. Also, leaders often lose income from prioritizing the RC Community over other types of work.

Our Communities exist in many parts of the world, which have different economic conditions. We want to make our workshops accessible to people of all incomes, nationalities, and backgrounds.


[79] Not covering the organizer’s travel expenses encourages leaders to use local organizers and reduces the cost of the workshop.


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