All our memberships are made up of individuals (not companies) who participate in the profits generated by the Expansion Pool; which is, a common financial fund intended to be shared among the participants.
All participants of the City Director Program (CDP), i.e. Executive Directors and City Directors, worldwide, purchase products from different Business Units. The co-operative allocates 25% of all these purchases to the Expansion Pool.
Each Membership receives a share of that 25%: 2.5% for Standard, 7.5% for Premium and 15% for Premium Elite, percentages which are evenly distributed among the members.
The main requirement to access the Standard and Premium memberships Expansion Pool is to add a certain number of points, which are obtained by carrying out activities aimed at strengthening the co-operative and stimulating its expansion.
Another requirement is to present new free members (10 for Standard membership and 2 for Premium) within 90 days of registration. These requirements do not apply to Premium Elite Membership.
Each member can accumulate points, called Pool Points, which may be redeemed or exchanged at any time that they want.
The cumulative values shall be divided in proportion to the amount of Pool Points that each member holds.
There are four stipulated payments per year in four periods:
- Period 1. January, February and March. Paid on April 15
- Period 2. April, May and June. Paid on July 15th.
- Period 3. July, August and September. Paid on October 15.
- Period 4. October, November and December. Paid on January 15.
The GDC International Academy is a space for our members, where we provide training, conferences, discounts to workshops, courses, seminars and events, both face-to-face and online.
Participating in the academy, you will receive free training, a constant update on the latest trends in the sector and exclusive discounts.
Moreover, the training has dual certification: Attendance diploma awarded by those responsible for the event and, a Certificate of participation, issued by GDC that guarantees your attendance.