Have you ever wanted a clear plan for achieving your goals with the Scentsy opportunity? Do you wish there were more incentives and rewards once you reach your goals? Have you ever wanted a weekly to-do list to help you spend your time on the activities that will have the biggest impact on your business?
Starting after the August commission run, we’ll launch Ascent Academy, a program designed to provide what you’ve been looking for, whatever your title. Ascent Academy consists of 11 levels, each tailored for where you are in your business and designed to help you reach the next milestone. To receive an invitation, you must meet prerequisites, such as rank, PRV, and active frontline.
Once you qualify for a level, you’ll receive an email invitation to participate. If you do not qualify for a level, you will be invited to participate in a preparation program based on your title to help you meet the prerequisites while moving your business forward. After opting in, you’ll receive weekly emails packed with daily tasks to grow your business, ideas for connecting with teammates, links to videos and resources, and inspiration to stay on track.
By completing the program and meeting the goals stated for each level, you can earn incredible rewards ranging from free event registration to increased points on incentive programs. Your upline will receive notification when you qualify for a level, and they’ll be able to follow your progress and provide encouragement and coaching as you work your way through Ascent Academy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Ascent Academy?
A. Ascent Academy is a comprehensive program designed to provide a clear career path and challenging goals for Consultants at every title. Once a Consultant qualifies for a level, they will receive an email invitation to participate. To receive an invitation Consultants must meet prerequisites, such as rank, PRV, and active frontline. If you’re trying to qualify for a program, we’ve developed preparation programs to help you meet the prerequisites while moving your business forward. After opting in, Consultants will receive weekly emails packed with daily tasks to grow their business, ideas for connecting with teammates, links to videos and resources, and inspiration to stay on track. This content will also be available in your Workstation. By completing the program and meeting the goals stated for each level, Consultants can earn incredible rewards ranging from free event registration to increased points on incentive programs.
Q. When can I sign up?
A. You will receive an email invitation to enroll in a program you have qualified for or to participate in a preparation program equivalent to your current title following the Aug. 10, 2014, commission run. New Consultants will be automatically enrolled in the Base Camp program the day after they sign up.
Q. What can I do between now and when the program launches to earn an invitation to participate?
A. We’ve created a Countdown to Launch Calendar filled with daily tasks to help you qualify for a level. Download it today and start taking action to reach your goals and grow your business.
Q. How do I know what the prerequisites for each level are?
A. Consult the Prerequisites and Qualifications chart on the Resources tab of your Workstation.
Q. How long is the program?
A. Program length varies from 70 days to 24 months. You must complete the program in the stated timeframe to earn free event registration. If you do not complete the program in the allotted time, you can keep working the program to earn increased points on the current incentive program.
Q. Is this program for new Consultants only, or can I join if I’ve been a Consultant for a while
A. There is an Ascent Academy level appropriate for every title. If you qualify for a level, you will receive an email inviting you to opt in.
Q. What if I don’t want to participate?
A. Since you have to opt in to participate in Ascent Academy, if you choose not to participate, simply ignore your email invitation. However, new Consultants are automatically enrolled in the Base Camp program. You may opt out of any program at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the emails.
Q. Is there a place where I can view Ascent Academy materials?
A. Yes! The resources for all Ascent Academy levels will be posted to the Resources tab of your Workstation.
Q. How will Ascent Academy help me mentor my team?
A. One benefit of Ascent Academy is it eliminates the need to create or administer a leadership development program for your downline. If you participate in Ascent Academy — which we encourage you to do — you will receive weekly and monthly prompts to connect with your downline at appropriate times. You’ll also receive notification when your downline has qualified for a level, and you’ll be able to run a performance report to see which programs your downline is participating in.
Q. Can I choose a more advanced level if I want to grow my business faster?
A. No. Though we love your enthusiasm, prerequisites must be met before you can participate in a level. This is done to ensure you’ve established a solid base for your business and have adopted the behaviors necessary to be successful. When you qualify for a level, you will receive an email inviting you to opt in to the next level
Q. Can I go back and do levels I may have missed?
A. No. Ascent Academy provides appropriate resources for wherever you currently are in your business. The activities for a new Consultant in the first 70 days of their business are different than the activities for Consultants with more established businesses and teams. We encourage you to opt in to programs once you’ve met the prerequisites.
Q. Why is this program not available for Velata?
A. Ascent Academy is designed to simplify some of our leaders’ training and mentorship responsibilities so they may more efficiently and effectively connect with their teams and grow their businesses. At launch, there are no Velata-only leaders to promote the program or support downline members’ participation in it. As the Velata brand grows, we will consider developing a similar program to support Velata-only or Velata-focused Consultants. Additionally, content and technology enhancements are being developed to support additional brands, regions, and languages in the months ahead.
Q. Why is this program only available in U.S. English?
A. We’re confident the content will be useful and help our Consultants achieve their goals, but at launch, it is a pilot program. Before rolling the program out for other markets and languages, we would like to gauge its effectiveness, incorporate participant and leader feedback, and perfect the program in limited release. We’re eager to hear your feedback, so send your comments, questions, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I choose which free event registration I earn?
A: No. You will earn the free registration identified for the level you completed.
Q: Does this program replace the Director Consistency Bonus?
A: No, the Director Consistency Bonus is a separate program which will remain in effect.
Q: If I sell both brands can I enroll in Ascent Academy for each brand?
A: No. You may only enroll in one brand’s program.
Q: If I receive an invitation to participate and don’t opt in immediately, can I opt in later?
A. Yes. You can enroll whenever you feel ready. Your time to earn the incentives begins when you opt into a program. You will be invited to participate in the program every month you qualify for the prerequisites until you opt in or unsubscribe from communications.
Q: I was a Director, but I was recently demoted to SuperStar Consultant. Can I earn the incentive point bonus if I promote again?
A. You may only earn the incentive one time. You will be able to enroll in a program based on your current title. If you are a SuperStar Consultant or a Director (Q) you can enroll in Director Drive and achieve it once in your career.
Q: I’ve already attended Boot Camp. If I earn free Boot Camp registration upon completion of Director Drive, can I attend another Boot Camp or do I only receive the incentive trip bonus?
A: You would be able to attend another Boot Camp.
Q: Is the time limit to complete a level based on the date you achieved a title or the date you enrolled in a level?
A. The time limit is based on the day the program begins. Programs begin on the third Sunday of every month.
Q: If I completed two levels in the timeframe, would I earn both incentives?
A. You would earn both event registrations and the higher of the two percentages of incentive trip points, not a combination of the two percentages.
Q: If someone opts out of the program initially, will they be able to opt in to the program later, provided they meet the prerequisites?
A. You may opt in later, but you may not earn free event registration.
Q: I have a new recruit who recruited someone before Ascent Academy launched. Will the Consultants they recruited prior to launch count towards earning the Base Camp incentive, or will their recruit only count towards earning Scensational Start?
A. Consultants who achieve Scentsational Start during the Base Camp time limit will count toward the qualification requirements. New Consultants do not need to be recruited during the program, provided the Consultant sponsor reaches their first 70 days during the program time limit.