A pastor or group leader identifies key members in their church whom they desire to mentor and train up as elders or spiritual leaders. Courses can also be taken by individuals, though they are designed for groups.
The group leader selects a course and creates a group. Group leaders send out invitation links for members to individually sign up for that course. Leaders can choose to pay for the seats in their group or ask members to pay for their own seats. Paid seats are given to the first people to sign up, so invitations should be sent out accordingly.
Once group members are in the course, they can access the course content at any time. The course will stay in their ICL library indefinitely, so it can be used as a reference.
The group leader meets each week (or at their desired pace) with his group to discuss all that they are learning from the course. A leader's guide that includes discussion questions is provided as part of the curriculum package.